Thanks to the return of Cal students and growing university enrollment, Berkeley’s population is recovering but it’s still below pre-pandemic levels.
After decades of homelessness, he had finally secured an apartment in Berkeley. Now, he’s being evicted
Maceo Clardy’s experience shows the trials of getting and staying housed.
Evictions cases are rising fast after end of Alameda County moratorium
Oakland’s moratorium is still in place but ends in July. Berkeley’s expires Aug. 31.
‘Street Spirit’ newspaper to cease publication after losing funding
The editor of the newspaper that has chronicled homeless issues since 1995 hopes to restart Street Spirit. Its June issue will be the last until a new funder is found.
State Supreme Court agrees to hear case for building housing on People’s Park
The court will review a lower court’s decision blocking UC Berkeley from building housing on the historic park.
Berkeley’s eviction moratorium is ending. Here’s what you need to know
The city’s eviction moratorium is expiring in stages, and a handful of evictions were allowed to move forward on May 1.
Bancroft Hotel could become housing, with promise of ‘light touch’ renovation
The owner wants to convert the hotel near UC Berkeley into apartments, and build more housing on the parking lot next door.
Berkeley sets new labor standards for big construction projects over developer objections
The City Council approved an ordinance Tuesday requiring contractors to provide apprenticeships and health care coverage for workers on certain projects.
With permit in hand, West Berkeley co-housing seeking residents
The group hopes the co-housing model can be a “force for good” in the West Berkeley neighborhood.
7-story co-op housing could rise in South Berkeley, but tenants hope history is honored
The space at 3120 Shattuck Ave. includes the Homeless Action Center, Long Haul Infoshop and numerous community organizations that use its common areas.
Berkeley wants to turn the University Inn into permanent housing
About 34% of people who stayed at the hotel over the last year were placed into permanent housing. Many are waiting for housing offers.
First of Downtown Berkeley high-rise apartments approved
It’s one of four buildings changing the Berkeley skyline under the Downtown Area Plan approved 10 years ago.