A Renewed People's Park
UC Berkeley, the City of Berkeley, and community partners stand united. Together, we will create housing for the unhoused, build below-market student apartments, and preserve green community park space.
We support those who advocate for the people currently sleeping in the park. The campus is committed to providing better solutions for unhoused people than sleeping outdoors in unsafe and unsanitary conditions. The campus is committed to proceeding with construction only after having a plan in place that will offer access to shelter and services to all the people currently sleeping in the park.
On March 9, 2022, the campus, the City of Berkeley, and community partners announced a unified plan that honors all these commitments -- and more:
We are grateful to the City of Berkeley and community organizations for their ongoing support and partnership in these life-changing efforts. Together, we will work to meet the needs of unhoused persons in our community, provide more than 1,100 new beds of urgently needed below-market student housing, and revitalize 1.7-acres of public green space for the safe enjoyment of everyone.