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Wood Street Residents and Advocates Host Memorial for Those Who’ve...

More than a dozen unhoused Oakland residents and housing justice advocates gathered on the afternoon of Feb. 15 just west of Wood and 24th...

Opinion: Oakland has the land to accommodate new residents without displacing...

By Greg  McConnell | President  and CEO, The McConnell GroupOakland needs a bold, new vision for housing.  The loss of life in the Ghost...

Will the City Keep Nonprofits From Being Displaced?

Gay Plair Cobb, Oakland Private Industry Council CEO, speaks Tuesday at Community and Economic Development Committee meeting. Photo by Ken Epstein The Oakland City Council’s Community and...

Oakland Council Seeks to Close Loop-Hole That Allows Unlawful Evictions

Oakland City Council members are moving forward with a proposal that would close a loophole in the rent law that allows unlawful evictions. The...

City, Oakland Homeless Seek Immediate Solutions to House the Displaced

In the angry aftermath of the city’s eviction of a homeless encampment in North Oakland, Councilmember Noel Gallo and Joe DeVries, assistant to the...

Financing Faith-Based Affordable Housing

Faith-based, specifically African-American church-based affordable housing development in Oakland, “requires a holistic approach,” says The Reverend Dr. Kenneth Anderson, Senior Pastor of Williams Chapel...

Oakland Quickly Responds to Tenants’ Rights Issues with Emergency Measures

The Oakland City Council this week passed an emergency renter protection ordinance and voted to make Dec. 2 an annual Remembrance Day for the...

Health and Housing Disparities Endanger Oakland Families, Says County Health Department

Alameda County Health Officer Dr. Muntu Davis presented a report this week on the correlation between poverty, substandard housing and health inequities in Oakland...

Oakland Small Property Owners, Tenants Disapprove of Rent Control Changes

Both small property owners and tenants spoke out against Oakland city staff’s proposals for changes to the city’s rent laws on Tuesday night, which...

Millennial Oakland Pastor Builds Housing

Rev. Dr. Kenneth Anderson, senior pastor of Williams Chapel Baptist Church, concerned about Oakland’s declining African American population and consequently the corresponding decline in...
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