The OUSD board voted to lease two East Oakland sites for employee homes. The developments will also include a Black Cultural Zone hub and a job training center.
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.
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.
Despite COVID-19 tenant protections and assistance programs, immigrant renters are vulnerable to threats and displacement.