Tag Archives: Affordable housing

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Oakland Is Losing Its Racial, Age and Economic Diversity, Says New Report Study Validates Desley Brooks' proposed Race and Equity Department

Oakland is a city facing the loss of its racial, age, economic, cultural and social diversity, driven by the loss of affordable housing and a huge wealth gap, according to a new report produced by [...]
Among the members of Eastlake United for Justice, which is opposing the new apartment tower by Lake Merritt, are: (L to R): Teresita Bautista, Nyia McClendon, Nischit Hegde, D. Alwan, Monica Garcia, Kah’lea McClendon, Mari Rose Taruc and son Kawayan, Victoria McClendon, Alma Blackwell and Amy Vanderwarker.

City Council Set to Approve Sale of City Land for Luxury Apartment Tower

The Oakland City Council is set to vote Tuesday evening on a controversial proposal to sell a city-owned parcel to build a luxury apartment tower at the corner of East 12th Street and Lake Merritt.
Councilmember Abel Guillen.

Vote on Luxury Apartment Tower in Guillen’s District Postponed, Council Seeks More Community Benefits

A number of Oakland residents are waiting to see what the City Council will do next after protesters shut down the May 5 council meeting where the council was scheduled to authorize the sale of [...]
Coliseum City

Growing Voices Demand Coliseum City Must Yield Results for Residents

In the wake of the City Council decision to amend the Coliseum Area Specific Plan to protect businesses in the Oakland Airport Business Park, a coalition of local residents, Oakland workers, youth and faith leaders [...]
Michael Johnson, Urban Core Development. Photo by Ken Epstein.

Councilmembers Favor $3,000 a Month Apartment Tower Project, Opposed by East Lake Neighbors

The City Council’s Community and Economic Development (CED) committee voted unanimously this week to approve the sale of public land on East 12th Street across the roadway from Lake Merritt to a development company that [...]
Rendering of Coliseum City.

5,750 Market Rate Units, No Affordable Housing Yet for Coliseum City

While many people are looking at the proposed Coliseum City development as the best and last chance to keep the Raiders and A’s in town in exchange for glitzy new stadiums, not as much attention [...]
AMCAL and Young Community Developers Break Ground on 60 Units of Affordable Housing at the San Francisco Shipyard. Pictured - Left to Right
Robert Baca - AMCAL, Shamann Walton - YCD, Commissioner Miguel Bustos, Mayor Edwin M. Lee, Mara Rosales -Chair of the Commission on Community Investment and Infrastructure,
Percey Vaz - AMCAL, Tiffany Bohee - Executive Producer of the Commission on Community Investment and Infrastructure, Charmaine Atherton, Maurice Ramirez, LaShon A. Walker - Lennar Urban, Dr. Veronica Hunnicutt. Photo by William Hammons.

Affordable Housing Development Slated for Bayview

AMCAL Multi-Housing and Bayview based Young Community Developers, Inc. (YCD) recently broke ground on a 60-unit affordable housing development at the San Francisco shipyard. The partnership brings together one of California’s leading builders of workforce [...]
Habitat for Humanity volunteers Pam Nelson (L) and
Kristina Owyoung recently worked on a home-building
project in Oakland.

City Funds Affordable Housing

The City of Oakland has awarded loans of over $7 million to five affordable housing development projects that will serve families and people with special needs, formerly homeless, and those living with HIV or AIDS.