Measure O will raise $135M in bonds that can be leveraged to bring in $500M to build more affordable housing for very-low-income, low-income, and moderate-income people.
Measure Q amends Berkeley’s Rent Board Ordinance and will encourage adding Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU’s) to Berkeley’s housing stock.
Berkeley Unified made history by voluntarily integrating its schools 50 years ago this fall. In a special three-part series, Berkeleyside explores that history and its legacy in a very different present-day Berkeley.
I believe building market-rate housing will not solve the affordability crisis, that Berkeley must seek higher percentages of affordable housing and that state law should not nullify local zoning.
We — a group of city officials, candidates and civic leaders — have agreed how to equitably allocate the $135 million in affordable housing bond money if Measure 0 passes.
While the clients at the center were screened for their willingness to look hard for homes, the plethora of services has also helped many get off the streets.
Harrison and her appointees have consistently advocated for policies that would make new housing less affordable and produce fewer affordable homes.
Many blame the park's founders and supporters and their counterculture values for the state of the park today. But they haven't controlled it since 1969. The responsibility lies elsewhere.
Lacey has been showing Elmwood residents a map that exaggerates where “high-rises” would be permitted with a new state law and is saying (falsely) that Droste supports it.
Between 2014 and 2017, only 137 units of affordable housing were permitted, while 1,320 market rate units got permits. To correct this imbalance, Berkeley must pass Measure O, increase density & involve community voices.
Many doubted it would ever come to pass, but construction work has started at the long-vacant lot at Haste Street and Telegraph Avenue in Southside Berkeley.
Candidates each had one minute to answer questions on a range of topics, from housing and crime to homelessness and their vision for Berkeley.
The reason African Americans and other minorities mostly live in South and West Berkeley can be traced back to government-supported racist housing practices.