The St. Vincent de Paul shelter—which has served unhoused residents throughout the pandemic—was no match for the ruthlessly contagious omicron variant.
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.
According to a forthcoming report, more than 800 unhoused people died in the county over a three-year period, significantly higher than previous estimates.
During a marathon meeting, Oakland officials approved a new RV site, Homekey housing applications, and ADU rules, but money is still tight.
The city would get 60% of the $24 million lawsuit settlement under a deal headed for final approval this week.
The renters were dressed up and ready to march to their landlords’ house in Alameda this week—then they got some hopeful news.
Oakland recently received 500 new Housing Choice Vouchers, but tenants who receive them often struggle to find a property they can rent.
The city must decide whether to move forward on the ‘Golden West’ project that would add over 200 housing units next to the BART station, or press pause to conduct an environmental review.
The Mentone Arms Apartments have survived a century of transformation, ambition, upheaval, and neglect in downtown Oakland.
The city and county are tussling over who should get what portion of a lead paint lawsuit settlement, and how it should be used.
Mavin Carter Griffin, founder of the Wood Street People’s Collective, says we’re thinking about “homelessness” in all the wrong ways.
Mayor Libby Schaaf’s “shallow subsidy” pilot, funded by philanthropy, is intended to prevent homelessness.
From malls to shipyards to housing in the hills, Mitchell Schwarzer’s book is a sweeping history of development and power.
Some traditional homeless shelters are staying closed or at reduced capacity. Others are trying something new.
Dozens of people will soon get access to heating and privacy through the temporary program. What happens next is less clear.
Canceled last year for COVID-19 safety concerns, this year’s Point-in-Time assessment “counts more” than any before it, organizers say.
The rent control policy is part of a package of laws that could make it easier to build, and live in, new types of housing in Oakland.
Oakland’s vacant property tax is meant to encourage housing on empty lots. Is there a loophole that does the opposite?