Berkeley held 37 meetings about a downtown housing project that was never built. A new plan for the block has been approved after only five.
Activists, many of whom have passed away, set up the sober camp in 2017 as a protest movement.
The city has now missed a key deadline to have its housing plan approved. But there is disagreement over what that means.
Housing Trust Fund
The Housing Trust Fund is the money the city uses to build and support affordable housing projects in Berkeley. The money can be leveraged 4-to-1 to seek outside funding. Money generally comes into the fund when developers choose not to include affordable units within their projects, or who do not include the full number of those units. Rather than building on site, they can pay a fee into the city’s Trust Fund instead.