Housing advocates and city leaders gathered Wednesday to celebrate the long-sought transformation of the former Islander Motel into an apartment complex for low-income workers.
“It took a really long time to do this. There were a lot of people involved. But it was certainly worth everyone’s while,” Housing Authority Executive Director Mike Pucci said over the din of the crowd that packed The Park Alameda complex’s new, sun-soaked community room to chat over plates of catered treats and a jazz band outside. Read more >> about Blighted motel transformed into new apartment complex
Alameda Vice Mayor Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft talks to those gathered at the Homes are the Heart of Alameda panel discussion and tour about how important it is to have a mix of home choices in Alameda. Photo by Laura Casey.
Alameda boasts a variety of homes, from owner-occupied single family homes to studio apartment rentals. There’s just not enough housing in the Island city. Read more >> about Affordable housing lacking, but city has plans for more
Architect Rick Williams highlights amenities to be included in a new 19-unit complex for developmentally disabled residents at a groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday. Photo by Dave Boitano.
Jack Capon would have been proud of the crowd that gathered Wednesday in a vacant lot on Lincoln Avenue. Read more >> about Construction begins on housing complex for disabled
In an earlier version of this story, The Alamedan misidentified the ethnicity of testers used for an ECHO Housing audit and the numbers of testers employed. The Alamedan regrets the errors.
Discrimination against non-Hispanic renters may be on the decline in some local communities, the results of a newly released audit show, though other audits referenced by the new one showed different results. Read more >> about New rental housing audit turns up little discrimination
A newly released fair housing group’s audit showed that property owners and their agents lack knowledge about their legal responsibilities toward disabled tenants. Some 70 percent of the Alameda landlords audited by ECHO Housing failed to agree to permit modifications to accommodate a prospective renter’s disability when asked. Read more >> about Study claims local landlords discriminate against disabled tenants
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