In December, Berkeley passed new zoning in the Adeline Corridor Specific Plan to increase affordable housing production in South Berkeley. The plan sets a goal of 50% affordable housing throughout the BART corridor and potentially 100% affordable housing at the Ashby BART site. The city also aims to produce an estimated 1,500 housing unites and commercial spaces near Ashby BART by 2040. Learn more.
“ I can't believe I now have a place for my kids and me to rest and study.”
Elena Macario and her sons, Jonathan and Darwin, were living with her family when her landlord began eviction proceedings because two of her siblings were not paying rent. Since Jonathan is a student at Bryant Elementary School in the Mission Promise Neighborhood zone, Elena had access to a family success coach who helped her access legal assistance, get a Displaced Tenant Housing Preference, build her credit and savings, and apply for a lottery for a below market-rate apartment created through the city’s inclusionary housing program – where they now live.
Photo: Felix Uribe