Tiny homes hold big housing aspirations

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The interior of a MicroPAD unit, intended to house homeless and very low income individuals, has the amenities of many single room occupancy units. Pictured is a bed, desk, storage, kitchenette and the LED-lit bathroom wall.

On the corner of Milvia Street and Allston Way, a demo of a 160-square-foot modular unit shows a potential living environment for Berkeley’s long-term homeless and low-income population.
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Protesters continue occupation as sale of Berkeley post office falls through

Local developer Hudson McDonald failed to reach an agreement regarding the sale of the Downtown Berkeley post office last week, after months of negotiations and prolonged community protest. Despite termination of the sale and recent police intervention, some protesters remain outside the building on Milvia Street and Allston Way after more than a month of occupation.
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