Freeze rent to ease burdens on local community

CITY AFFAIRS: Federal, state financial aid leaves vulnerable populations on their own, but freezing rent can help

Illustration of frozen apartment building with money going into it
Lily Callender/Staff

Many people are strapped for cash in the city of Berkeley with economic prosperity in flux due to the COVID-19, colloquially known as the coronavirus, pandemic. To aid the thousands of unemployed Californians and those unable to work from home, California Gov. Gavin Newsom has issued a 90-day mortgage payment
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