Affirming affordability

CITY AFFAIRS: While Berkeley’s new affordable housing mitigation fee may have unintended negative impacts, its overall result is positive.

Berkeley needs affordable housing. The city has the largest gap between rich and poor in the Bay Area, and 10 percent of households make less than $10,000 a year, according to The Bay Citizen. Thankfully, local leaders have established a tradition of promoting housing that the poorest residents can pay
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Developer may take on public housing project

The Berkeley Housing Authority received a recommendation from one of its subcommittees Thursday regarding their impending decision to choose a developer to rehabilitate the city’s 75 public housing units. The housing authority has now entered into an exclusive negotiating rights agreement with housing development company The Related Companies of California,
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