Tenants and property owners who need financial support with rent and utilities can apply by the end of September to receive up to 15 months of help.
City leaders are launching a new effort to create “objective standards” that could determine how easy it is to build in Berkeley.
What’s happening now is important because it will define the parameters for large new apartment buildings that are slated to replace what are now parking lots at the North Berkeley and Ashby BART stations.
If past attempts to raise tall apartment buildings in downtown Berkeley are any indication, the plans could prove contentious.
The bill returns to the Senate for amendments before heading to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s desk.
The project would rise on the downtown Berkeley block where another developer planned an 18-story building.
The AC Boost program is offering down-payment loans of up to $210,000 per household.
Homeless residents say the sweep was destabilizing in a time when many of them were looking for housing.
BART is seeking input on its plan to help Berkeley residents get to the Ashby and North Berkeley BART stations once housing is built on the parking lots.
The local chapter of the American Institute of Architects is hosting home tours, housing forums and a bike tour aimed at exploring all forms of shelter.
The decision by the California Supreme Court means a 260-unit complex with 130 units of affordable housing can proceed on the contested Ohlone land.
The university will also pay $920,000 into the city’s Housing Trust Fund as recompense for the structure.