We aren't all landlords! Only two of us currently own rentals (under six units in total). The rest of us have past experience as landlords, help others sell/buy rental housing, or build Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) for long term rental use.
We all love Berkeley because of its diversity. Three of us immigrated from such countries as Iran and Poland, seeking new opportunities under a more democratic government. We've found our place here and now we are giving it our all to give back to the city we love!
Very few enter Berkeley for the first time by buying a property. Most of us started out looking for affordable housing, struggling to find it, and living first as a renter. Yes, we know the rents are high because we too have experienced that.
Copyright 2020 Paid for by Bahman Ahmadi for Rent Board 2020 FPPC #1431231; McDunn for Rent Board 2020 FPPC #1434066; Soulmaz Panahi for Rent Board 2020 FPPC #1431229; Wendy Saenz Hood Neufeld for Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board for 2020, FPPC # 1432145; Moldenhawer for Rent Board 2020 FPPC #1432468. Major funding provided by pawel Moldenhawer, Berkeley, $1,000.