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Berkeley resident faces squalid living conditions as Section 8 renter receiving subsidized housing

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Nicole White/Senior Staff

Stretching across the wall in Monica Ferguson’s entryway is an eight-foot hole. The hole has been a problem in Ferguson’s house since she first moved there in 2002, and her landlord had repaired it several times. At the first signs of rain last fall, Ferguson said the paint peeled back, reopening the hole and revealing 10 years of wood rot. This time, her landlord didn’t repair it.
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City Council discusses housing at special work session

In a report to City Council at a special work session Tuesday, the Berkeley Housing Authority, or BHA, detailed the negative impact of the city’s high rent prices and federal funding cutbacks on the agency’s efforts to provide affordable housing.
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Proposed changes to ordinance would ease relocation process for tenants

Berkeley tenants will have an easier time affording relocation to temporary units if the Berkeley City Council passes an ordinance at its meeting next Tuesday regarding unavoidable housing damages brought on by landlord negligence or disrepair that leaves the unit uninhabitable. The proposed revision to the city’s longstanding relocation ordinance —
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