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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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Berkeley must remember that more housing is not the same as affordable housing

CITY AFFAIRS: Berkeley’s housing crisis has reached intolerable levels. Community members must actively advocate for affordability

Berkeley City Council approved the creation of a housing complex in Downtown Berkeley entirely at market-rate. Community members have blindly rallied around increased housing, without pushing for the affordability of those developments. What’s the point of building more housing if the people who need it the most can’t afford it?
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