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This time last year, 71-year-old Brenetta Fisher was living with her daughter in East Oakland and undergoing the last of her radiation treatments for breast cancer. The South Berkeley native had moved out of the city 15 years ago after her rental home was sold. She used to think to herself — “I’m gonna die before I get an apartment.” But in late February, Fisher got a call from the site manager for the new Jordan Court apartments in North Berkeley. She became the first tenant to move into the property on March 1.
“The ability to sit and read a book and not worry about losing my life is an honor that I didn’t think I’d get in my old age — especially not in North Berkeley,” Fisher said.