Housing and Community Services Department
Housing and Community Services Department

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
2009 Housing Trust Fund Open Application Request for Proposals

Date:  Saturday, June 13, 2009
Time:  9:00 a.m.
Place:  North Berkeley Senior Center, 1901 Hearst Street (at MLK Jr. Way)

The City of Berkeley’s Housing policy encourages the development of affordable housing for lower income households as a way to provide for the health and safety of its residents.  On May 8, 2009, the City issued a Request for Proposals for the allocation of $650,000 from the Housing Trust Fund (HTF) through the Open Application process.  The Housing Department received three proposals for funding. The Housing Advisory Commission (HAC) will hold a public hearing on June 13, 2009 to receive comments on the three affordable housing proposals described below.  Full copies of the proposals are available for review in the Central Library at the Reference Desk on the Second Floor, 2090 Kittredge Street, or at the City of Berkeley Housing Department, Second Floor, 2180 Milvia Street.

Members of the public may provide comments to the HAC at the public hearing on Saturday June 13, 2009.  Public comments may also be submitted in writing prior to June 12, 2009 to: 2009 HTF Open Application, c/o City of Berkeley Housing Department, 2180 Milvia Street, 2nd Floor, Berkeley, CA 94704; or via e-mail: housing@ci.berkeley.ca.us.  Following the public hearing, the HAC will be asked to review and make funding recommendations to the City Council.   

The City Council has final approval and is expected to take action on these matters in July 2009.

Projects

  1. CityCentric Investments, LLC is requesting up to $1,381,450 from the Housing Trust Fund to assist in the new construction of 98 rental units for senior citizens at 1200 Ashby Avenue, Berkeley, CA (Ashby Arts Senior Housing).  Ninety-Seven (97) of the apartments are proposed to be affordable to senior citizens.
  2. Affordable Housing Associates is requesting $400,000 from the Housing Trust Fund to assist in the new construction of 16 rental units at 3240 Sacramento Street, Berkeley, CA (Harmon Gardens Apartments).  Fifteen (15) of the apartments are for special needs.
  3. Resources for Community Development is requesting $90,259 from the Housing Trust Fund to assist in the rehabilitation of a single-family home 2511 Regent Street, Berkeley, CA (Regent Street House) that includes six (6) affordable Single Room Occupancy rental units for special needs.

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