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How can we end homelessness in Berkeley? The answer is more housing — specifically more affordable housing, according to Jason Budge, who argues the point in an Opinionator piece published on Berkeleyside.

Building more affordable housing — such as the complex currently under consideration by the city in the space where a parking lot is currently located on Berkeley Way and Henry Street — is the best way to solve the homelessness crisis and will save the city money in the long term, says Budge, a junior at UC Berkeley who has worked with the Berkeley Food and Housing Project as part of his minor in Global Poverty and Practice.

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