Some of Berkeley’s poorest older residents will soon be living in comfortable new quarters with the opening Thursday of the Margaret Breland Apartments.
Named for the former Berkeley City Council member who died two years ago, the complex features 28 apartments in a four-story building at 2577 San Pablo Ave.
The project is a joint effort of Resources for Community Development (RCD) and Jubilee Restoration, both Berkeley developers specializing in non-profit projects.
Jubilee is headed by the Rev. Gordon Choyce Sr., who was pastor of Breland’s church.
RCD is the developer which is developing a city-backed 97-unit, six-story low-income Oxford Plaza housing project at the site of the city parking lot on Oxford Street between Kittredge Street and Allston Way.
Thursday’s opening ceremonies will begin at 4 p.m. and will continue until 6 p.m.