Alameda County receives $6.6M grant to help homeless youth

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Alameda County received a $6.6 million grant to assist youth who are experiencing homelessness. According to Youth Action Board coordinator Paul Berry, youth will be involved in the decision-making process for how the county will spend the grant.

To help youth experiencing homelessness, Alameda County received a nearly $6.6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
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Uninhabitable and invisible

Berkeley resident faces squalid living conditions as Section 8 renter receiving subsidized housing

Stretching across the wall in Monica Ferguson’s entryway is an eight-foot hole. The hole has been a problem in Ferguson’s house since she first moved there in 2002, and her landlord had repaired it several times. At the first signs of rain last fall, Ferguson said the paint peeled back, reopening the hole and revealing 10 years of wood rot. This time, her landlord didn’t repair it.
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City Council discusses housing at special work session

In a report to City Council at a special work session Tuesday, the Berkeley Housing Authority, or BHA, detailed the negative impact of the city’s high rent prices and federal funding cutbacks on the agency’s efforts to provide affordable housing.
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