The School of Public Health was mentioned in a Los Angeles Times article detailing UC Berkeley’s proposal to construct much-need student residence halls on People’s Park. The plan also calls for the creation of long-term supportive housing and setting aside part of the land for recreational space and a memorial honoring the park’s rich legacy.
“A nonprofit developer would build up to 125 apartments for community members who are homeless or at risk of losing shelter — possibly veterans, former foster youths or people with disabilities. The developer would select an organization to provide services such as mental healthcare and substance-abuse treatment. UC Berkeley’s schools of social welfare and public health also would help,” the article said.