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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...

Oakland Community Forum Hears Solutions for Affordable Housing, Renter Protection

Community members packed Oakland City Hall chambers Wednesday evening for a forum led by a panel of community leaders to discuss can be done...

“Yes on Measure JJ” Campaign Kicks Off to Protect Oakland Renters

The “Yes on Measure JJ” campaign kicked off last Saturday at Lake Merritt, as dozens of community members and local leaders gathered to show...

Oakland City Council Will Vote Tuesday on Renter Protection, Police Commission...

The Tuesday, July 19 Oakland City Council meeting is one of the last chances for council members to place progressive measures on the November...

Oakland Sells E12th St. Land Despite Neighbors’ Pleas

In a last-minute change to the city’s decision to lease the controversial, publically-owned East 12th St. parcel by Lake Merritt to a private developer,...

Op-Ed: Housing Moratorium Ends, Council Must Approve Kaplan’s Renter Protection Proposal

By James Vann After weeks of testimony at City Council meetings of exorbitant rent increases, cruel evictions, and neighborhood disrupting displacement, on April 5, with...

Oakland Community Backs Kaplan’s Renter Protection Proposal

  The City Council is poised to place a renter protection measure on the November ballot, but housing advocates and community members are unsure what...

City Council Declares Oakland Housing State of Emergency

The unanimous vote of the City Council to declare a housing state of emergency Tuesday night marks an historic step for Oakland, representing an...

Communities Turn Out for E12th Coalition’s Affordable Housing Proposal

The fight to build affordable housing on a parcel of public land by Lake Merritt has once again turned into a tug-of-war between the...

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

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...
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