These residents long to follow in their parents’ and grandparents’ footsteps, but are priced out of homeownership in the neighborhoods where they were raised.
Councilmember Carroll Fife called the need for space to house Wood Street residents “an emergency.” City staff say there are legal and environmental issues with her request.
A federal judge is expected to issue a decision soon about the legality of pandemic eviction bans meant to prevent homelessness.
Despite spending $69 million over three years, the city failed to sufficiently track contractors’ work, an audit found.
Shola Olatoye, who’s leaving the city to join an affordable housing developer, reflects on her three years on the job.
The proposed agreement between the city and the Sogorea Te’ Land Trust involves a woodsy five-acre section of Joaquin Miller Park.
The court lifted a temporary restraining order, allowing a phased shutdown of Oakland’s largest camp.
The Oaklandside followed the unarmed emergency responders to see their groundbreaking program at work on the streets.
Fearing displacement, tenants convinced the Planning Commission to deny a renovation proposal.
The city has settled a lawsuit filed in 2018 by members of The Village homeless community after a sweep.
Newcomers find community in Oakland but are often pushed out due to the high cost of living
A federal judge maintained a temporary restraining order pausing closure plans, but said residents will need to leave eventually.
At a county auction, the same buyer purchased three abandoned lots. But it turned out two had long-standing residents.
The Caltrans announcement has residents scrambling to find alternative living arrangements. Others have vowed to stay and resist the closure.
We asked Daniel Cooper about his first impressions of Oakland and his public-health approach to a tough job.
Residents of the Wood Street homeless camp evacuated Monday morning after a large fire engulfed vehicles and a small bridge.
The $850 million housing infrastructure bond and the expansion of the “just cause” eviction policy could go on the November ballot.
The Oakland City Council is pursuing two low-income apartment buildings after dropping plans for a market-rate tower.
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.