The Clay Street Garage closed in 2016. Two city councilmembers say there’s a better—if costly—use for the site.
Nobody was injured but five people were displaced, said the Oakland Fire Department.
Daniel Cooper will be the third person to lead the city’s overall response to the homelessness crisis.
The transitional housing program has been unusually successful, but the city is struggling to find funding to keep it open.
Wood burning is outlawed on Spare the Air days, but data shows that enforcement is rare.
Mayor Libby Schaaf is backing a proposal to overhaul mental health care in California, but some call it coercion.
The pandemic likely worsened the homelessness crisis, but a crucial population count was delayed until now.
The City Council voted to seek proposals for a 600-unit project at the Police Administration Building site downtown.
Alejandra and Sergio Ruiz grew up on the same East Oakland block. Now they’re married with kids and still living in their old neighborhood, in a tent at the moment.
A new interactive map lets the public weigh in on the city’s next big housing plan.
Oakland’s Landmarks Board asked for a deeper historical analysis of the site.
The building’s current owner is behind the controversial plan—and he has the Dr. Huey P. Newton Foundation’s blessing.
The 12th Avenue building was made for one family. After years of turmoil, its current residents are giving communal living a go.
Oakland’s Housing Element must plan for 26,000 new housing units, with a focus on equity.
After community members pushed for a safe, legal way to access water at encampments, EBMUD changed its policy.
The St. Vincent de Paul shelter—which has served unhoused residents throughout the pandemic—was no match for the ruthlessly contagious omicron variant.
Roommates, large families, and live-work residents have encountered some challenges accessing tests from the federal government.
The city’s reasons for shutting down encampments aren’t always clear to those who are directly impacted. We reviewed two years of data to identify patterns.
We asked community members and leaders to tell us their New Year’s housing and homelessness resolutions. Here’s what they said.
In 2021, Oaklanders debated what should be built in the city to ease the housing and homelessness crises, and how to use scarce land.