The projects include affordable housing on church properties in South Berkeley and the Homekey hotel in Northwest Berkeley.
Religious institutions are offering COVID-19 vaccines to their communities in familiar settings.
The unanimous vote kickstarts a 2-year-long process which would see about 9,000 more housing units at various income levels built over the next several years.
The commission says the percentage is not a requirement, but an aspiration. Community and BART talks are ongoing.
Berkeley’s efforts to help lead the charge to build hundreds of new apartments at the Ashby and North Berkeley BART stations have landed the city at the top of the transit agency’s list for short-term development plans.
Mayor Jesse Arreguín said it’s the largest amount he could recall Berkeley ever having gotten from the state for affordable housing over his 16 years serving the city.
The festival, which celebrates the abolition of slavery in the United States, was slated to happen Sunday but instead will go online this year.
Cooperative Center will move so that a 100% affordable housing project, which includes units for tenants who were formerly homeless, can be built.
Now that the 18-story complex at 2211 Harold Way has fallen through, Habitot no longer faces immediate eviction. But it must still raise millions to move to its new site in South Berkeley
Local developers have set their eyes on South Berkeley and put forward their vision for at least two new buildings where Walgreens and True Value now operate.
The store looked like an overflowing attic full of antique finds.
Mendonca sits on the Housing Advisory Commission, has been homeless herself and currently resides in Section 8 housing.