The largest bond measure in the city’s history and a tax on vacant houses and apartments will be on the 2022 ballot.
The Berkeley Housing Authority will be accepting 2,000 applications online and in person for one week.
The city has released a draft of its Housing Element, which is likely to face close scrutiny from all sides of the housing debate.
Many homes owned by individuals and not corporations are exempt.
People are moving into temporary housing as UC Berkeley prepares to build student housing at the park this summer.
With construction costs high, Berkeley is increasingly looking to create affordable housing by buying and fixing up older buildings.
The projects could bring more than 5,400 new residents to the city and result in 465 new jobs, according to staff.
Cal should build student housing on a less historically-significant site like the nearby Ellsworth garage.
Officials say a proposed $28M per year parcel tax increase could bring the city’s roads to “good” condition in a decade.
Preservationists are hoping the listing might persuade UC Berkeley to build housing elsewhere but Cal says it won’t.
After suffering serious falls, Betty Gray hasn’t been able to leave her second-floor apartment to run Alice’s Relaxing Bath and Gift Shop.
Tenants began moving into the 34-unit affordable senior housing project in March after being chosen among 1,000 applicants.