Advocates in the fire-prone hills want Oakland, Berkeley, and other agencies to team up to create a prevention plan for the region. Cost could be an obstacle.
LavaMaeX offers something scarce for people without permanent housing: a place to get clean and warm up.
Pastor Preston Walker was a mainstay at protests and encampments. Now he’s exchanged that life for a washing machine and a queen bed in suburbia.
A new study and interactive map from UC Berkeley researchers reveal that Oakland is the 14th most segregated major city in the U.S.
Can the COVID-19 crisis teach us how to address Oakland’s housing crisis?
New data shows the city is still deeply short on meeting its housing needs, so the Oakland City Council may explore a bond measure and wants to hold a day-long brainstorming session.
Households are accruing debt as they try to navigate confusing applications and a patchwork of city, county, and state programs. Meanwhile, fear of eviction looms.
A new “leadership academy” in the East Bay offers paid training in advocacy and policy for youth and adults with experience being unhoused.
Revitalization without displacement? The East Bay Permanent Real Estate Cooperative is trying to bring back a thriving BIPOC economic and cultural hub in West Oakland.
The fire department says adding more people and cars will clog streets in a crisis. Homeowners say a backyard-cottage ban would be misguided and inequitable.
Amid soaring construction costs and high rents, Mayor Libby Schaaf and City Councilmembers Dan Kalb and Sheng Thao say the city needs to embrace alternative ways of living and building.
The city can’t easily enforce its rent control law, or communicate with tenants, if it doesn’t track rents. Landlords say the database would be overreach.
Dozens of tenants say Mosser and other companies made life miserable through non-stop construction, utility hikes, broken elevators, and security issues.
A new city plan reveals a massive funding gap, prompting Oakland to consider cheaper, quicker ways of creating low-income units.
We looked at two very different neighborhoods that don’t allow apartments, in Rockridge and East Oakland. Can the city undo a legacy of housing segregation without recreating the problems of the past?
Here are the vacant sites in each City Council district that may be used for tiny homes and RV parks.
The change is meant to stop renters from scamming the system. But the pandemic has forced some tenants into unusual living situations.
A 2.6 magnitude quake jolted parts of the East Bay early Monday. Here’s where to learn more and get prepared.
Daryel Dunston, Needa Bee, Nikki Fortunato Bas, and others share their reactions to a critical encampment report.
Newly available data show the major impact of Oakland and Alameda County’s eviction moratoriums on renters and landlords.