Berkeley’s ‘Effort to Right Wrongs of the Past’ May End Single-Family Housing in Late 2022

Berkeley’s ‘Effort to Right Wrongs of the Past’ May End Single-Family Housing in Late 2022


Berkeley, California, is considering social justice policy for future housing in the northern California city by ending single-family-home zoning by December 2022.

The San Francisco Chronicle described the plan as “an effort to right the wrongs of the past and address the region’s housing crisis.”

The Berkeley City Council is set to vote next week on a “symbolic resolution” to end the ability of families to live in a home where only their family resides. 

The policy targets safe and prosperous neighborhoods, according to the Chronicle:

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Berkeley is the latest city looking at opening up these exclusive neighborhoods to more housing as the region struggles with exorbitant rents and home prices and increasing homelessness. Sacramento recently took a big step in allowing fourplexes in these neighborhoods and one San Francisco politician is pushing a similar plan.

Berkeley may also allow fourplexes in city neighborhoods. Next month, the council will

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