People’s Park

by Rev. Molly

If you’ve been following People’s Park controversy, UC Berkeley is trying to redevelop that piece of land to provide extremely low-income supported housing for formerly homeless folks and will maintain some green space. They have encountered significant opposition that may slow down construction. If you support the redevelopment plan, as I do, you can help clear the way by emailing comments or joining the meetings at key waypoints below.

We are reaching out now to let you know about several upcoming meetings with the City of Berkeley related to local funding approvals. This funding is critical to the development of supportive housing at People’s Park. With entitlements in hand, we can start construction as soon as mid-2023, and the high number of homes for previously unhoused residents make our project a strong candidate for City funding.

Now is the time for the City to hear from you how you support the creation of supportive housing on People’s Park. Please make a brief comment during the public comment period at the upcoming virtual meetings or send a letter of support to the Housing Advisory Committee (by emailing [email protected]).

Meeting details:

Berkeley Housing Advisory Commission
Date: Thurs., Nov. 4, 2021
Time: 7 pm
Link: TBD

City Council
Date: Thurs., Dec. 14, 2021
Time: 6 pm
Link: TBD