Housing & Homelessness (News)

Affordable housing doubled at old UC site

Submitted by Reporter on Fri, 01/18/2008 - 12:07pm

City and state officials announced an agreement Thursday with developers of the former UC Berkeley Extension site in San Francisco to include more affordable housing - more than doubling the number of such dwellings for the 413-unit project at 55 Laguna St.


Oakland Hosts Workshop on Mortgage Crisis

Submitted by Reporter on Fri, 01/18/2008 - 11:44am

By J. Douglas Allen-Taylor

Troubled Oakland homeowners packed the floor and gallery of the Oakland City Council chambers Saturday morning to gather information from city, state, and national officials and private home counseling organizations on how to keep their dwellings from going into foreclosure.

Folding chairs had to be brought into the council chambers to accommodate the crowd, and it was standing-room only along the back walls.

Campaigns launched to save public housing in New Orleans

Submitted by Reporter on Fri, 01/18/2008 - 11:10am

The Coalition to Stop the Demolitions is calling for National Days of Action on Jan. 25 and 26. The call is to rally activists around the country to show solidarity with public housing residents in New Orleans and to save four public housing developments from being demolished by private developers in favor of more expensive luxurious developments.

Showdown at 55 Laguna

Submitted by Reporter on Fri, 01/18/2008 - 10:55am

Time is running out on attempts by Sup. Ross Mirkarimi, State Sen. Carole Migden, and Assemblymember Mark Leno to secure greater affordable-housing levels from the University of California, which wants to build private residential units on its UC Berkeley Extension campus at 55 Laguna in San Francisco.


Oakland Development Issues Continue Into 2008

Submitted by News Desk on Mon, 01/14/2008 - 6:12pm
While no one knows everything the new year will bring, there are at least two major Oakland development issues and controversies we know are coming up, unresolved in the old year and therefore carried over to the new.


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