Mendonca sits on the Housing Advisory Commission, has been homeless herself and currently resides in Section 8 housing.
In 2017, Berkeley made it illegal to discriminate against tenants who use housing vouchers. So why are there still so many Craigslist ads flouting that law?
In 2013, the Rent Board voted that a "natural person" must own a golden duplex to keep it exempt from rent control. That has caused issues for owners who put their homes in revocable living trusts.
She can no longer afford the rents in Berkeley so she is moving to Vallejo.
If state Proposition 10 passes, Berkeley's system of rent control – and the role of the Rent Board – could change dramatically.
A recent campaign flyer sent by Buffy Wicks is disingenuous and inaccurate and mischaracterizes the position of her opponent Jovanka Beckles, who is the true, progressive champion for affordable housing.
The City Council and School Board still have to approve the agreement, which would see the city paying a $600,000 flat fee as well as a per-meeting cost.
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The City Council approved a November ballot measure determining how Berkeley will respond if Costa Hawkins is repealed.
The latest from the 2018 campaign trail.
Which properties would become rent-controlled after a repeal, and which would be exempt? Berkeley voters could make the call in November.