Housing & Homelessness (News)

Plan calls for hundreds of homes in Corte Madera

Submitted by News Desk on Sun, 08/03/2008 - 10:00pm

Hundreds of new homes could be built as part of a long-term vision being considered in Corte Madera.

A draft Corte Madera general plan that includes proposals to add 300 housing units as part of an expanded shopping mall at The Village at Corte Madera and 180 units at the WinCup plant site near Highway 101 is up for review at public hearings this month.


Report: Tri-Valley landlords discriminate

Submitted by News Desk on Sat, 08/02/2008 - 10:00pm

A recent study of fair housing practices found that about 30 percent of landlords tested in the Tri-Valley and other parts of the East Bay treated prospective tenants differently depending on race.


Study paints grim picture of East Bay

Submitted by News Desk on Thu, 07/31/2008 - 10:00pm

OAKLAND — A new study shows the East Bay is leading the Bay Area in increasing poverty levels, low living-wage job opportunities, decline of housing affordability and sinking high school graduation rates.


Church Revival: Building Remade as Seniors Housing

Submitted by News Desk on Thu, 07/31/2008 - 10:00pm

SAN FRANCISCO - Buena Vista Terrace accomplishes two important goals—preserving a historic church building and creating 40 affordable apartments for seniors in one of the nation’s most expensive housing markets.

A landmark in San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury district, the Third Church of Christ Scientist building was built in 1915 but sat abandoned for several years after the congregation moved to a new location.

Oakland: Gold Medalist to Help Build Affordable Homes in Oakland

Submitted by News Desk on Wed, 07/30/2008 - 10:00pm
Julie Foudy, an Olympic gold medalist and former captain of the U.S. women's soccer team, be in Oakland today to help build affordable homes for low-income East Bay families.

For the second summer in a row, Foudy will bring 20 girls enrolled in her Sports Leadership Academy to Oakland to help build homes with Habitat for Humanity East Bay during a special "Women Build" event.

Sunday Convention Will Choose Rent Stabilization Board Slate

Submitted by News Desk on Wed, 07/30/2008 - 10:00pm

On Sunday, a group of self-identified progressives will select five candidates to form a slate to fill the five vacancies on the Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board.

The convention, open to all people living in Berkeley, will take place Sunday, August 3, 4–8 p.m. at the North Berkeley Senior Center, Hearst Avenue at Martin Luther King Jr. Way. Attendees are asked to pay a sliding-scale admission at the door.


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