Tag Archives: housing crisis

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 [...]
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 [...]
Anti-eviction protest in San Francisco. Photo courtesy of www.antievictionmap.com

Uncontested Evictions Fuel Bay Area Housing Crisis

San Francisco’s eviction rate has increased by over 54 percent in the past five years and is currently at the highest rate within the last decade, according to a new report produced by the San [...]