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Housing in the News

Great Summary of the Short Term Rentals Issue “Almost everyone agrees that there’s nothing wrong with renting out a spare bedroom to travelers, and there’s not even much harm in renting your entire house for a month or two if

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Campaign Update: Seismic Safety – Final Public Hearing

Thursday, October 10 at 5 PM Final Public Hearing on Seismic Retrofits City of Berkeley Hearing sponsored by ASUC UC Berkeley Alumni Hall: 2537 Haste Street Currently, the plan is to allow landlords to pass costs onto tenants if the

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Campaign Update: Seismic Safety — Mandatory Seismic Retrofits

This Thursday, October 3, the Housing Advisory Commission will vote on their recommendations to Council regarding the law to require landlords to fix unsound buildings. BTU attended the last HAC meeting to speak about our concern: Tenants should not have

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Berkeley Citizens Action to Join Fall Potluck September 18

Berkeley Citizens Action will join BTU to discuss shared concerns at our Fall Potluck, Wednesday September 18. Free Tenant Counseling by the Eviction Defense Center at 6 PM !!! Food and Friends at 6:30 PM. Grassroots House, 2022 Blake @

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Demolition Ordinance to Housing Commission Thursday

Berkeley’s Housing Advisory Commission (HAC) will consider several hot issues at their meeting on Thursday September 12, including mandatory retrofits of seismically unsafe apartment buildings and alarming changes to the demolition ordinance which would threaten rent control and lead to

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Update: Seismic Safety – Mandatory Retrofit Hearings Scheduled

Tenants are urged to speak out about paying for these earthquake safety improvements. Wednesday, August 7th 7pm Disaster and Fire Safety Commission Fire Department Training Facility 997 Cedar Street @ 8th Street Monday, August 26th, 7pm Rent Stabilization Board Council

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Update: Seismic Safety – Mandatory Retrofits

BTU is very focused on Seismic Safety this summer. San Francisco passed a mandatory retrofit law that allows landlords to pass the costs of seismic upgrades to their tenants; it has been reported that the average rent increase there will

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