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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

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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City of Berkeley officials organize Interstate 80 underpass cleanup

On Feb. 29, the city of Berkeley Mayor’s Office organized a cleanup of the area under the underpass on the east side of Interstate 80 and University Avenue for the homeless community residing there. The cleanup effort had more than 20 people assisting, including Mayor Jesse Arreguín, city Councilmembers Sophie Hahn and Rigel Robinson, city staff and homeless service organizations.
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