Tag Archives: gentrification

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 [...]
Speakers at the Jan. 24 Post Salon were Carroll Fife, Robert Arnold, James Vann, Steve King, Tia Hicks, Brytanee Brown. Photo by Ken Epstein.

City Should Declare Housing State of Emergency, Say Speakers at Post Salon

Speakers at January’s Post Salon examined what Oaklanders as a community can do to solve one of the largest crises facing the city: out-of-control rent increases and evictions that are driving families out of their [...]
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Communities Say They Want Higher Housing Impact Fees – Sooner Not Later

Over a hundred community members crowded the city council’s Community and Economic Development (CED) committee meeting Tuesday to react a staff report on the feasibility and implementation strategy of a citywide impact fee proposal. <
Photo courtesy of Oakland Socialist.

The Fight Against Gentrification: Qilombo’s Upcoming Art Gallery Community center asks, “What is a Black Arts District without Black people?”

Qilombo Community Center of the Afrikatown and McClymonds district has teamed up with local Oakland artist and photographer Danté-Alexander to launch a monthly Art Showcase & Gallery on First Fridays.
Oakland MLK march 2015. Photo by Luke Hauser.

Four Days of Protests Planned to Rekindle MLK’s Radical Legacy Monday's march will meet at 11 a.m. at Oscar Grant Plaza

Social justice organizations are planning “96 Hours of Direct Action to Reclaim King’s Radical Legacy,” from Friday Jan. 15 through MLK Day on Jan. 18, taking to the streets in honor of King’s memory to [...]
Los inquilinos protestan por la Ley de desalojos Ellis en San Francisco, donde los propietarios están ampliamente utilizando la ley para echar a los inquilinos con el fin de convertir los edificios de apartamentos en condominios.

City Wants Landlords to Pay Tenants More to Turn Apartments into Condos

The City Council’s Community and Economic Development (CED) Committee delayed a decision Tuesday on a proposal to increase relocation payments to tenants who are pushed out of their apartments through Ellis Act evictions. <
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 [...]
Interpretes de danza azteca tomaron lugar para una vigilia dedicada a vidas afroamericanas perdidas a través de la violencia estatal. Foto por Tulio Ospina.

Vigilia de grupos asiáticos, árabes y latinos por afroamericanos matados

Miembros de la comunidad que representando a varias organizaciones de activistas culturales realizaron una vigilia, procesión y manifestación cultural en el centro de Oakland la noche del lunes, defendiendo a Black Friday 14 que se [...]