Group living amendments are a testament to the power of student activism

CITY AFFAIRS: The amendments to the Group Living Accommodations Ordinance are a step in the right direction for student housing. But now it’s up to the city to follow through.

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The recent amendments to the Group Living Accommodations, or GLA, Ordinance, are significant examples of how student activism can give rise to much-needed change.   Berkeley is in a housing crisis that students are anything but sheltered from. The campus has time and again fallen short on providing sufficient solutions
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Student housing may come to Telegraph Avenue lot after decadeslong vacancy

The lot’s owner, Ken Sarachan, was granted a permit to build the proposed residential structure in February 2017, and submitted a request to modify the permit on May 4. The modification would allow for about 12 more bedrooms to be added to the existing plans for the structure, according to Berkeley City Councilmember Kriss Worthington.
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Campus remains committed to improving student housing availability

I was both moved and motivated by The Daily Californian’s feature on Hash Khan, a UC Berkeley undergraduate living in a school bus. His compelling story lends strong support to Chancellor Carol Christ’s decision to make the development of new, affordable housing a key priority for the campus. The chancellor
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More comprehensive review of Berkeley housing crisis needed

In their op-ed, Igor Tregub and Marian Wolfe, members of Berkeley’s Housing Advisory Commission, assert that “developers of market-rate housing use these higher rents so that their projects ‘pencil out,’ making the probability of more affordable rents unlikely, at least in the near-term.” The authors falsely suggest that future rents
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