Last tenants of 1921 Walnut St. agree to vacate affordable units

Photo of 1921 Walnut Street building
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The last remaining tenants of 1921 Walnut St. have agreed to vacate their rent-controlled units in exchange for relocation assistance. UC Berkeley plans to use the location to build student housing.

After extensive community efforts to save eight rent controlled units at 1921 Walnut Street, the last of the tenants have agreed to move out, paving the way for its impending demolition and UC Berkeley’s construction of new student housing. 
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Protestors tear down fences in People’s Park

UC Berkeley students and community members alike gathered in People’s Park on Friday to protest campus plans to build housing in the area, culminating in crowds of people tearing down fences and placing them on the steps of Sproul Hall.
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