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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.
May 30, 2017

The Real Cause of Gentrification

When cities like Oakland prohibit new apartments and condos in wealthy neighborhoods, low-income areas pay the price.
May 8, 2017

Going Green

You might be surprised about which homes in the East Bay are actually the greenest.
April 26, 2017

Our Backyard: A Justifiable Plan

Councilmember Jim Oddie was right to switch gears on evictions.
April 24, 2017

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.
March 27, 2017

Our Backyard: A Good Move

The council is finally reforming a process that blocks Island housing.
March 27, 2017

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.
March 8, 2017

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.
February 21, 2017

Our Backyard: Stubborn to a Fault

Alameda’s refusal to settle lawsuits with a housing developer could cost the city nearly $30 million.
February 13, 2017

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.
January 11, 2017