On Thursday, dozens of housing activists gathered in Frank Ogawa Plaza in downtown Oakland to bring awareness to the city’s housing crisis and the need to pass a rent control measure in November known as [...]
Now that the City of Oakland has approved a petition to recall Mayor Libby Schaaf, activists are hitting the streets to talk with residents and to collect signatures for their campaign.
Harmful effects of displacement and rising housing costs are not limited to physical displacement. According to a recent survey by Alameda County health workers, serious negative health impacts have resulted from the Bay Area’s housing [...]
In the past week Oakland residents have been receiving an anonymous voter survey attacking Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan and falsely claiming that one of her opponents for the at-large city council seat—Peggy Moore— has the endorsements [...]
The “Yes on Measure JJ” campaign kicked off last Saturday at Lake Merritt, as dozens of community members and local leaders gathered to show their commitment to making sure renter protection passes in Oakland this [...]
The Planning Commission recently voted 4-2 to approve the W12 project, which will bring two, seven-story market rate apartment buildings to Oakland Chinatown. The 416-unit development is slated to go along 12th street between Webster [...]
Former Assemblymember Sandré Swanson, who is running for State Senate District 9, is examining the way state laws undermine the availability of affordable housing in the East Bay as he campaigns to become an elected [...]
Oakland Chinatown affordable housing advocates achieved a short reprieve Wednesday when the Planning Commission voted for a two-week delay on the approval of a 416-unit development project known as W12.
A community forum, hosted by the Oakland Post and Greenlining, met on Thursday to begin a discussion on how to ensure that Uber and other large tech companies step up to fulfill their social responsibility [...]
A number of community leaders are expressing misgivings about Oakland Mayor Libby’s Schaaf’s $600 million infrastructure and affordable housing bond, approved by the City Council this week at the end of a nine-hour marathon meeting [...]