No matter who you are or where you come from, success in life starts at home. When we all have safe and secure places to live, parents earn more, kids learn better, health and well-being improve, our communities are strengthened, and our region has the building blocks to thrive. But right now, wealthy and powerful real estate developers and corporate landlords control the housing market in California and pour millions into each election to swing votes in their favor. They use predatory strategies to drive up their profits when ordinary working Californians can’t even afford our rent or our mortgages. This especially affects people of color, working families, seniors, and people with disabilities.
One solution is to build more housing, espeically housing affordable to people earning low incomes. However, state law restricts the number of housing units any city is able to build. This measure would allow Berkeley to build as much as 3000 units. Vote yes on Measure N.