East Bay Times: New housing planned for same residents hit with tainted tap water in Alameda, September 21, 2017


A reminder for the low-income residents of Alameda Point who were recently told not to drink their tap water: Plans are well underway to replace the neighborhood’s aging housing with affordable units that would be supported with new infrastructure.

Currently, more than 350 formerly homeless people live in approximately 200 housing units, many hastily built more than 70 years ago for transient sailors when the site was a bustling U.S. Navy base. The units are scattered across 34 acres.

The Alameda Point Collaborative manages most of the units — and its office was a distribution point for free bottled water earlier this month, when the East Bay Municipal Utility District found the water may be tainted and recommended it be avoided