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Housing

Island Worker Shortage

The developers of Alameda Point say the delay in construction is due to a labor shortage caused by the Bay Area housing boom.

The Real Cause of Gentrification

When cities like Oakland prohibit new apartments and condos in wealthy neighborhoods, low-income areas pay the price.

Going Green

You might be surprised about which homes in the East Bay are actually the greenest.

Our Backyard: A Justifiable Plan

Councilmember Jim Oddie was right to switch gears on evictions.

Alameda’s First High-Rise?

A 589-unit housing project featuring a 14-story tower is proposed for the old Encinal Terminals on the estuary. It would be the tallest building on the Island.

Our Backyard: A Good Move

The council is finally reforming a process that blocks Island housing.

Tenants Who Support Housing

Unlike tenants’ groups in other cities, the main renters’ organization in Alameda is calling not only for affordable housing, but market-rate units as well.

It’s All About Housing

In Berkeley, council candidates Ben Gould and Kate Harrison spar over whether the city needs more housing or has already built too much.

Our Backyard: Stubborn to a Fault

Alameda’s refusal to settle lawsuits with a housing developer could cost the city nearly $30 million.

Our Backyard: Say Yes to Housing

Alameda should settle two costly lawsuits with a developer that wants to construct 182 units of housing on the estuary.