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Follow-up to 3/6 Housing for the Rest of Us


It was a tremendous event, more than 125 people attended Housing for the Rest of Us and heard Don Goldmacher introduce BPA and Kate Harrison present our housing platform. Max Anderson spoke of the housing situation and Ben Bartlett shared his agenda for addressing housing inequity in Berkeley. John Selawsky announced the Tenant Convention and landlord tax, Sophie Hanh, Jesse Arreguin, Kriss Worthington and many others shared their ideas. Here are some photos and links to articles about the event.  Stay tuned for ways to get involved in creating and protecting housing for the 99%, especially for the lowest income residents of Berkeley.

Daily Cal- Berkeley Progressive Alliance presents affordable housing platform

Contra Costa Times- Berkeley progressives call for affordable housing, new leadership

Daily Cal- Housing crisis demands attention from state, campus

Housing for the Rest of Us: Introducing the Berkeley Progressive Alliance and their Affordable Housing Platform

Sunday, March 6th, 2 to 4:30 pm, South Berkeley Senior Center
2939 Ellis Street at Ashby

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Oxford Plaza, energy efficient affordable housing built in 2009 at a comfortable scale. Since 2009, almost no affordable housing has been built, for lack of committed funding for the Berkeley Housing Trust Fund

There is a solution to the Affordable Housing Crisis

Berkeley could build a hundred units of affordable housing a year, if we raise funds for the Housing Trust Fund. Hear about practical solutions that will raise the money needed. Prepare for the 2016 Election by making plans to elect a mayor, city council members, and rent board commissioners who will represent all of us, not just the 1%. Speakers include:

  • Max Anderson ‐ Berkeley City Councilmember District 3 (South Berkeley)
  • Ben Bartlett ‐ member, Berkeley Planning Commission and District 3 City Council candidate
  • Kate Harrison, Berkeley Progressive Alliance and National State Politics chair of the Wellstone Democratic Renewal Club
  • Community Organizers to update us on the upcoming 2016 Berkeley Tenant Convention, Minimum Wage efforts, the Proposed Landlord Tax and Public Campaign Financing

Refreshments and childcare provided (RSVP for childcare to:

Sponsored by: Berkeley Progressive Alliance, Berkeley Citizens Action, Better Berkeley Working Group, Berkeley Tenants Union, and Grassroots House

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