COVID-19 prompts relocation, housing prices ‘skyrocket’ in Berkeley

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COVID-19 has affected life in Berkeley. Studies showed California residents are relocating around the state, which has had impacts on housing prices and demographics, while contributing to socioeconomic displacement in the city of Berkeley.

A lot has changed in Berkeley’s housing landscape since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Housing prices have increased, while residents have had to adapt to ongoing policy changes.
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Berkeley homeless community struggles amid COVID-19, city responds

The city of Berkeley rolled out a number of resources to help the homeless community navigate challenges associated with being unhoused during the COVID-19, or the novel coronavirus, pandemic. With limited options for sheltering in place or following social distancing directives, Berkeley’s homeless community is particularly vulnerable to contracting the disease
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