Also: social housing on the ballot, homeless shelters, and more from the City Council meeting.
The controversial policy from Carroll Fife applies to all rent-controlled buildings.
BART tore down houses to build the Oakland Chinatown station in the 1960s. Some say it has a chance to help heal old wounds.
Tenants say the database would increase transparency and help people follow the law. Landlords fear a privacy violation.
Three of the city’s primary homelessness policy staffers have left this spring.
Policymakers have tried to respond to the massive increase in vehicle dwellings.
But emergency COVID-19 measures prevented a “catastrophic increase,” new data shows.
Some officials want to set up an “infrastructure financing district”—similar to the ballpark funding proposal—but to build more homes across Oakland.
Councilmember Carroll Fife wants to further limit price hikes for rent-controlled buildings.
The number of residents in the city dropped by 1.3% in 2021, but it’s unclear who exactly is leaving.
A queer couple who own a bright blue live-work space in East Oakland were delighted to learn about its past as The Jubilee.
Starting in July, landlords of rent-controlled properties can raise rents by 6.7%, because of inflation.
At a City Council hearing, young people told harrowing and triumphant personal stories and asked for more resources.
Community and environmental advocates still have concerns about the proposed 222-unit Golden West complex.
Applications are currently closed for the city’s rent relief program, due to high demand.
The property at Broadway and Pleasant Valley Avenue has sat vacant for years, as development has filled in the rest of the intersection.
The main causes of death were overdoses and medical conditions, many “preventable.”
News about California’s eviction and rent relief programs has caused some confusion for local tenants and landlords.
The county is required to auction off tax-delinquent properties. But the Coyote Bush Collective wants to preserve their garden site in West Oakland.
The Wood Street encampment fire destroyed six vehicles and displaced five people.