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Rally To Save Berkeley's Public Housing!
Date Wednesday May 18
Time 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location Details
3075 Adeline Street, Berkeley, CA, at the Ed Roberts Campus building, Koret Boardroom
Event Type Protest
Organizer/AuthorEleanor Walden
Emailewalden3 [at] comcast.net
We must organize to resist and bring attention to the injustice of this take over of housing. Tell your friends and neighbors: We need to be there; we need to ask questions; we need to demand answers. What will people do without housing? Will Berkeley oppose the developers who have brought down the economy?


For Immediate Release:

Contact: Eleanor Walden
ewalden3 [at] comcast.net



Berkeley Housing Authority brings down the auction hammer on public housing tenants


NOT IN OUR NAME!

See also Lynda Carson article in Berkeley Daily Planet:

Click below...

http://tinyurl.com/3jgjm74


Rally To Save Berkeley's Public Housing!

When: Wed. May 18, 2011 at 9AM.

Where: 3075 Adeline Street, Berkeley, CA, at the Ed Roberts Campus building, Koret Boardroom


Berkeley Housing Authority brings down the auction hammer on public housing tenants

By Eleanor Walden

Berkeley -- The federal housing crisis is a national disgrace and the housing crisis in Berkeley is a local dishonor. The Republicans have cut HUD and the federal housing budget by billions of $$$ now Berkeley Housing Authority is planning to sell public housing units still occupied by tenants.

BHA complains that it cannot afford to sustain the loss of $106,000 annually for public housing. However, it paid $69,777 to EJP Consulting for assistance to dispose of Berkeley's public housing units and $167,000 to relocation consultants - Overland, Pacific and Cutler (OPC). Total relocation cost estimate for Berkeley's public housing tenants is $365,513. BHA says it also needs $4.5 million to rehab the units.

Where is the money coming from? Does this make financial sense? Where is our outrage? Can we sit quietly while BHA destroys public housing and invades sitting tenants? It does not matter if you are in public housing or not, these cuts affect everybody, poor people, elders, working and middle class individuals and families.

There is one last opportunity to speak out against the developers who are scavenging public housing in Berkeley. A last minute meeting has been called for Developer/Owners to develop a proposal, with the aid of BHA, to bid for and acquire 75 of these public housing units still occupied.

Tenants should be at this meeting -

Developer/Owner Pre-proposal Conference will be held on:

Wed. May 18, 2011

9AM

3075 Adeline Street, Berkeley, CA

Ed Roberts Campus building, Koret Boardroom

(please note: it is NOT at the BHA offices on Fairview St the location was changed at the last minute)

*Unit tour immediately following*

http://www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/ContentDisplay.aspx?id=20784


We must organize to resist and bring attention to the injustice of this take over of housing. Tell your friends and neighbors: We need to be there; we need to ask questions; we need to demand answers. What will people do without housing? Will Berkeley oppose the developers who have brought down the economy?

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Eleanor Walden

Former Berkeley Rent Board Commissioner
Added to the calendar on Monday May 16th, 2011 12:38 AM
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