‘A bright spot in a dark time’: Berkeley affordable housing project breaks ground

Berkeley City Manager Dee Williams-Ridley speaking at Berkeley Way Project event
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Berkeley City Manager Dee Williams-Ridley speaks at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Berkeley Way Project, the largest affordable and homeless housing development project in the city’s history.

The Berkeley Way Project, the largest affordable and homeless housing development project in the city of Berkeley’s history, broke ground ceremoniously Tuesday morning.
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Affordable housing can ease housing crisis, but needs funding

Affordable rental housing in California is built by both nonprofit and for-profit developers in partnership with cities, counties and the state. The cost of development and construction is driven up by factors ranging from land prices and environmental review to the rising costs of materials and labor.
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Housing complexes with line of people and cars

We need affordable and market-rate housing

The housing crisis in Berkeley and the greater Bay Area is not an unfamiliar narrative to most. Many residents agree that there is a problem, but they disagree on how to solve it. Last month, Berkeley City Council approved Shattuck Green Terrace Apartments, an 18-story, 274-unit apartment building in Downtown
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