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What preferences should Berkeley use to prioritize access to new affordable housing? How can the City develop this policy in a way that includes the opinions of those impacted by displacement pressures?

234 registered responses


Rank the following policy goals in order of importance:

Average priorities over 234 responses
  1. Describe the significance of this item

    Support those who are struggling to stay in Berkeley to be stably housed in their community.
  2. Describe the significance of this item

    Give those with ties to Berkeley who have already been displaced an advantage in returning to their community.
  3. Describe the significance of this item

    Address historic housing discrimination or government-led displacement
  4. Describe the significance of this item

    Other

If you chose other, please explain

Answered
70
Skipped
164

Select your top three choices of preferences that would prioritize applications in affordable housing placement:

Response Percent Response Count
Berkeley resident, currently housed in Berkeley 37.7% 87
Currently unhoused in Berkeley, with ties to Berkeley, including past housing, job, child attending school, or support system in Berkeley 66.2% 153
Current resident or previous family ties in historically disinvested Berkeley neighborhood (See areas in red on this map: https://plcy.mp/9JFxzCt) 41.6% 96
Currently living near the affordable unit one is applying for (neighborhood proximity) 5.2% 12
Displaced/family displaced by government action (eg Berkeley Redevelopment Agency, BART construction) 44.2% 102
Displaced due to foreclosure or tax forfeiture 12.6% 29
Employed in Berkeley (do not need to be a Berkeley resident) 26.8% 62
Experienced a no-fault eviction (owner move-in or Ellis Act eviction) 31.6% 73
Experienced a no-fault code enforcement relocation 7.8% 18
Other option 7.8% 18

If you chose other, please explain

Answered
20
Skipped
214

Are there organizations or local community groups that the City should be in touch with for their opinions on an affordable housing preference policy?

Answered
101
Skipped
133

What do you think is the best way to reach out to people who have been displaced from Berkeley to get their opinions on an affordable housing preference policy?

Answered
108
Skipped
126

Is there something else the City should be asking or keeping in mind for an affordable housing preference policy?

Answered
131
Skipped
103

What is your current housing situation?

Response Percent Response Count
Rent apartment or house 31.0% 71
Own your own home 58.5% 134
Live with family or friends 4.8% 11
Other 5.7% 13

What is your current zip code?

Average
4229772.71
Total
968617950.00
Count
229
Skipped
5

Have you ever lived in Berkeley?

Response Percent Response Count
Yes 97.8% 222
No 1.3% 3
Prefer not to answer 0.9% 2

Do you currently work in Berkeley?

Response Percent Response Count
Yes 45.2% 104
No 27.4% 63
I am not currently employed 24.3% 56
Prefer not to answer 3.0% 7

How do you identify your race/ethnicity (select all that apply)?

Response Percent Response Count
Asian 3.1% 7
African-American/Black 5.7% 13
White 76.9% 176
Hispanic/Latinx 0.9% 2
Native American 0.4% 1
Pacific Islander 0.9% 2
Prefer not to answer 7.0% 16
Other 5.2% 12

How do you identify your gender?

Response Percent Response Count
Female 55.5% 126
Male 36.6% 83
Gender variant/Non-conforming 1.8% 4
Not listed 0.4% 1
Prefer not to answer 5.7% 13

How many people live in your household?

Average
2.79
Total
634.00
Count
227
Skipped
7

What was your annual household income in the last 12 months?

Response Percent Response Count
Less than $20,000 8.1% 17
$20,000 to $40,000 12.9% 27
$40,000 to $65,000 11.5% 24
$65,000 to $80,000 9.6% 20
$80,000 to $100,000 11.0% 23
$100,000 to $120,000 10.0% 21
$120,000 to $160,000 12.0% 25
$160,000 or more 24.9% 52
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February 7, 2021, 11:00 AM
  • Rank the following policy goals in order of importance:
    1. Describe the significance of this item

      Support those who are struggling to stay in Berkeley to be stably housed in their community.
    2. Describe the significance of this item

      Give those with ties to Berkeley who have already been displaced an advantage in returning to their community.
  • If you chose other, please explain
    No response.
  • Select your top three choices of preferences that would prioritize applications in affordable housing placement:
    • Currently unhoused in Berkeley, with ties to Berkeley, including past housing, job, child attending school, or support system in Berkeley
    • Displaced/family displaced by government action (eg Berkeley Redevelopment Agency, BART construction)
  • If you chose other, please explain
    No response.
  • Are there organizations or local community groups that the City should be in touch with for their opinions on an affordable housing preference policy?
    No response.
  • What do you think is the best way to reach out to people who have been displaced from Berkeley to get their opinions on an affordable housing preference policy?
    No response.
  • Is there something else the City should be asking or keeping in mind for an affordable housing preference policy?

    I think the City should prioritize educators (from pre-school up) and caregivers who work within the City of Berkeley.

  • What is your current housing situation?
    • Own your own home
  • What is your current zip code?
    No response.
  • Have you ever lived in Berkeley?
    • Yes
  • Do you currently work in Berkeley?
    • No
  • How do you identify your race/ethnicity (select all that apply)?
    • White
  • How do you identify your gender?
    • Male
  • How many people live in your household?
    1
  • What was your annual household income in the last 12 months?
    • $80,000 to $100,000
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