Tag Archives: Affordable housing

Supporters of the Protect Oakland Renters Act pack the City Council chambers at Tuesday’s committee
meeting. Photo by Tulio Ospina.

Only Renter Protection Measure Can Keep Tenants in Oakland, Say Advocates Mayor opposes expanding eviction protection to new units in Oakland

Oakland councilmembers could have decided at this week’s Community and Economic Development (CED) committee to send a rent protection initiative to the full City Council for approval to put on the November ballot for voters [...]
Housing activists say a prayer before City Council considers passing the affordable housing impact fees. Photo by Tulio Ospina.

Oakland’s New Developer Fees are “Too Low and Too Slow,” Say Housing Activists Affordable housing funds can now go to households earning $110,000 a year

Oakland will finally start charging developers impact fees that will go towards building affordable housing after City Council voted 7-1 to pass an ordinance that several other Bay Area cities have had in place for [...]
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EBHO: Come to City Hall April 19 to Save Affordable Housing Funding

Council wants to redirect fees to pay for housing for $100,000-a-year renters, not low-income.     For two years, East Bay Housing Organizations (EBHO) members have been advocating for Oakland to pass a strong housing [...]
The Oakland Justice Coalition announces its support for the three 2016 ballot initiatives in front of City Hall. Photo by Tulio Ospina.

Three Ballot Measures That Could Change Oakland in November

The Oakland Justice Coalition, a coalition of social justice oriented organizations working to support ballot initiatives and progressive candidates in 2016, has announced support for three measures for which it is gathering signatures to go [...]
Photo by Ken Epstein.

12 Suggested Actions to Protect Tenants in Oakland

The following list was submitted to City Council, containing some actions the council can take during the temporary housing state of emergency to provide long-term protections to Oakland residents who are being forced out of [...]
Oakland residents stand in line at Tuesday's CED Committee meeting to speak out against moving funds promised to build low-income affordable housing to building housing
for more affluent families. Photo by Tulio Ospina.

City Guts Affordable Housing Funds for Low-Income Oaklanders

Oakland City Council’s Community and Economic Development (CED) Committee on Tuesday approved an ordinance sponsored by Mayor Libby Schaaf that affordable housing advocates say will “gut” low-income housing funds by expanding the definition of “affordable [...]
Protests at Oakland City Hall are driven by the displacement of longtime Oakland residents, which has already reached crisis proportions and disproportionately impacts the city's Black residents. Photo of protest Tuesday at Oakland City Council, courtesy of Tulio Ospina.

Community Presses City Council to Call Housing State of Emergency Council Will Vote April 5 on Moratorium on Excessive Rental Increases and Unjust Evictions

Housing justice organizers are asking residents to attend the Tuesday, April 5 City Council meeting to push council members to pass a housing state of emergency in Oakland.
Over 100 Oakland residents disrupted Tuesday’s City Council meeting in an attempt to halt a vote that would give UrbanCore an Exclusive Negotiating Agreement to develop the public E 12th St. parcel. Photo by Tulio Ospina.

Oakland City Council Approves Luxury Development Despite Public Outcry Council leaves the chambers and takes vote in a private room without the public

Oakland’s City Council has voted to enter into an Exclusive Negotiating Agreement (ENA) with UrbanCore and East Bay Asian Local Development Corp. to build 252 market rate units on a hotly contested parcel of public [...]
Councilmember Abel Guillen (center) listens as Michael Pyatok speaks for UrbanCore during the Feb. 29 public hearing. The East 12th St. parcel sits on the district Guillen represents. Photo by Tulio Ospina.

City Council Set to Approve 252 Luxury Units on Public E. 12th St. Parcel City May Be Violating California’s Surplus Lands Act Once Again, Say Activists

The Oakland City Council is set to approve an Exclusive Negotiating Agreement for a largely market rate housing project proposed by developer UrbanCore and East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation on the hotly contested city-owned [...]
Member of 67 Sueños perform a “Pledge of Allegiance” poem before the City Council meeting, showing their support for the E12th Coalition’s “People’s Proposal” and expressing the pain that a lack of affordable housing has brought to their communities. Photo by Tulio Ospina.

Communities Turn Out for E12th Coalition’s Affordable Housing Proposal “The market will take care of market-rate housing,” says neighborhood coalition calling for 100 percent affordable housing.

The fight to build affordable housing on a parcel of public land by Lake Merritt has once again turned into a tug-of-war between the East 12th St. neighborhood coalition with various community organizations’ support and [...]