‘I was just shocked’: City concerned about run-down Berkeley student housing co-ops

The four-story, 118-year-old residence has water stains on the walls from leaks. A sundeck sags precariously above a room with asbestos in the ceiling and a pantry littered with rodent traps. A storage closet sits nearly empty, its emergency supplies never replaced after an overflowing bathroom destroyed them in 2022. And a mold test kit covered in brown fungus perched for months on a downstairs windowsill.