Tag Archives: Affordable housing

James E. Vann, Cofounder, Oakland Tenants Union

Op-Ed: 20 Steps City Council Can Take to Stop Displacement in Oakland Now

                            By James E Vann       Oakland’s present rental and affordable housing crisis — which is particularly catastrophic for renters [...]
Miembros de la comunidad preocupados por la crisis de vivienda de Oakland muestran su desaprobación de subvención federal. Foto por Tulio Ospina.

Community Protesters: Amid Housing Crisis, Why is Council Funding More Police?

The Oakland City Council voted Tuesday evening to accept a controversial $1.875 million federal grant from the US Department of Justice that would pay 18 percent of the cost of hiring 15 additional Oakland police [...]
Students from Coliseum College Prep Academy in East Oakland created a series of murals depicting gentrification in Oakland, currently on display at the East 12th Street property by Lake Merritt.

Neighborhood Coalition Awaits City Council Action on East 12th Street Development

The East 12th Wishlist Design Team, supported by the neighborhood coalition Eastlake United for Justice, has submitted a proposal to build a 100 percent affordable housing development on the contentious East 12th Street Remainder parcel [...]
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Officials Will Be Held Accountable in 2016 City Elections for Failing to Halt Gentrification and Keep Residents in Oakland

There is near universal agreement that Oakland is in a housing crisis and that action must be taken quickly to prevent the town from being San Franciso-ized, turning into a city that has lost its [...]

Obama’s HUD Proposes to Cut Rent Subsidies for Low-Income Residents

  Amid an intensifying housing crisis in Oakland, City Council President Lynette Gibson McElhaney and Councilmember Desley Brooks are speaking out against a new proposal from the U.S. Housing and Urban Development Agency (HUD) to [...]
Francisco Herrera

Francisco Herrera; Latino Candidate Announces Campaign for SF Mayor

Francisco Herrera, a resident of San Francisco for almost 30 years who has worked with families from diverse ethnic and religious backgrounds throughout the city as community educator and musician, has announced his candidacy for [...]
A panel of experts spoke at the Oakland City Council's public hearing on the housing crisis on Wednesday, Sept. 30. Left to right:  Muntu Davis, Alameda County public health director; Kalima Rose, senior director of the PolicyLink Center; Edward Del Beccaro, Transwestern; and Alma Blackwell, Oakland Housing Rights Organizer at Causa Justa: Just Cause. Photo by Tulio Ospina.

Residents Push Council to Protect Renters and Homeowners Who Are Being Driven from the City

  Angry, desperate and determined residents filled City Council chambers Wednesday evening for a public hearing that had been called to discuss Oakland’s housing crisis, demanding that councilmembers move beyond talk to take immediate action [...]
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee

SF Mayor Unveils Blueprint for 10,000 Permanent Affordable Homes Housing rights organizations call for more effective rent control policies

  Mayor Ed Lee unveiled a blueprint to provide more than 10,000 permanent affordable homes to San Francisco families and residents by 2020, which requires the introduction of five pieces of affordable housing legislation through [...]
Rev. Amos Brown

Frederick Douglas Haynes Gardens Housing Complex Tenants Win Last-minute Reprieve

  By Wade Woods   After several days of twist and turns, residents of the historic Frederick Douglas Haynes Garden housing complex could breathe a little easier after learning that their apartments would not be [...]
lake merritt

Developer Loses Financial Backer for East 12th Street Luxury Apartments

  Urban Core Development has lost it financial backer after the City of Oakland agreed to seek a new bid for the property at East 12th Street by Lake Merritt. The developer is now seeking [...]