Faced with a student housing crisis in the middle of a general housing crisis, Cal is jumping on public-private partnerships with local developers.
The Westbrae home has been restored with period features in mind and offers extra space in a large garage and separate livable unit.
With housing prices so high, many Cal students have to compromise on where they live. Some are sleeping in unsavory conditions.
Why ask, as some longer term Berkeley residents and elected officials do, “housing for whom?” if the answer isn’t obviously “everyone!” as it should be?
The Berkeley zoning board is set to vote Thursday on whether to approve use permits for two new housing projects featuring more than 100 units between them.
Safe Time has so far placed four people or families experiencing housing insecurity in private homes for short-term stays.
Council voted Tuesday to embark on an intensive project to develop extensive new development standards to preserve the city's discretion over land use decisions.
Many homeowners in the East Bay find themselves with impressive amounts of equity, but tapping it is something to approach carefully, say experts.
Housing and homelessness, climate change and Berkeley’s sanctuary city status were central themes in Mayor Jesse Arreguín’s first State of the City address Monday.
By rejecting this housing development, Berkeley loses out on the economic benefit of housing construction and long-term environmental gains. It wastes financial resources, too.
160 Bay Area residents are taking part in a new Airbnb program, unwittingly facilitated by Donald Trump, that helps people offer shelter to refugees.
The Council is reneging on its 2006 pledge to divert all excess property taxes into an affordable housing fund. In 2017, $7M went into the Capital Improvement budget instead.
Experts are concerned that housing prices are getting so high that people and companies may leave the Bay Area, undermining the local economy.