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UN Report Says Oakland Guilty of “Cruel and Inhumane  Treatment” of Homeless

The United Nations Special Rapporteur to the Right to Adequate Housing, Lelani Farha, released her new report on Oct. 19 documenting the “global scandal”...

Teach-in Oct. 30 on Voting and Housing Insecurity at Laney College

Laney College’s Poor Peoples Campaign Teach-In Committee is hosting a teach-in Tuesday Oct. 30, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Student Center at Laney College...

Homeless Aid: Oakland Receives $9 Million from SF Foundation, Kaiser Permanente

Made possible by a funding initiative by San Francisco Foundation and Kaiser Permanente, a new homelessness prevention program is to be carried out in...

City to Evict Homeless Around Lake Merritt, Erect Third Tuff Shed Village

Oakland’s third Tuff Shed village has been installed south of Lake Merritt, across the street from Laney College, just next to the Henry J....

Opinion: Organize for Prop. 10, Fight Displacement, Protect Renters

“Systemic cruelty” – That’s how United Nations Special Rapporteur Leilani Farha described Oakland’s housing crisis.It doesn’t have to be this way. We can keep...

Opinion: Homeless Advocates Criticize Mayor’s Tuff Sheds 

The following op-ed was written by members of the Homeless Advocacy Working Group, James Vann and John Kirkmire, who criticize Mayor Libby’s plan to...

Clergy Proposal to Help Homeless Faces Another Mayoral Staff Delay

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf has promised to expedite funding for a faith-based proposal to utilize church parking lots for tiny homes and safe car...

ICAC Meeting on Sept. 13 to Discuss Housing Crisis, Homelessness

The Interfaith Council of Alameda County will host its next meeting Thursday, Sept. 13 from noon to 2 p.m. at William Chapel Baptist Church,...

Opinion: Hold Mayor Schaaf Accountable for Housing, Police Reform Failures

By Eric ArnoldThe Mercury News (August 12, 2018) reports that as a candidate Libby Schaaf promised that 28 percent of the housing built in...

Renters Rights Advocates Support Affordable Housing Act

Carroll Fife, a longtime Oakland activist, speaks at a rally in support of proposition 10, the Affordable Housing Act, which would repeal the 1995...
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