A West Berkeley senior housing development slated to open next year will bear the name Margaret Breland Homes, in honor of the former city councilmember and longtime West Berkeley resident who died earlier this year.
“It seemed like a wonderful way to honor her memory,” said Dan Sawislak, executive director of non-profit housing developer Resources For Community Development. “She was a big supporter of affordable housing.”
RCD is overseeing the project with Jubilee Restoration Inc., whose executive director Pastor Gordon Choyce was close to Breland.
The 28-unit project at 2575 San Pablo Ave. was originally scheduled to be named Jubilee Senior Homes.
Also under construction in Berkeley is Affordable Housing Associates’ Sacramento Senior Homes, which will have 40 units of senior housing at 2517 Sacramento St. AHA recently completed University Neighbors Apartments. The project at 1719 University Avenue has 27 affordable apartments.