Oakland Mayor Schaaf Should Focus On Affordable Housing Needs, Not Victory Laps During Pandemic

The Office of Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf just sent an email that is a kind of victory lap for the production of affordable housing in Oakland. What’s bothersome about the … Read More

City of Oakland Granted $17M to Develop More Than 100 Units to House Unsheltered Residents

Oakland – The City of Oakland sent a press release to provide more background on the funds Eliane Brown secured for her housing project. Oakland reports that as part of … Read More

Mayor Schaaf, Affordable Housing Partners, Open Estrella Vista Apartments On Emeryville Border

Oakland – Mayor Libby Schaaf and affordable housing partners will open a new apartment community on the Emeryville border that serves mainly working families, seniors, veterans, people with special needs … Read More

City Of Oakland Gets $37M In CARES Act Funding With $5M For Renters, Homeowners

City of Oakland Receives Nearly $37M in CARES Act Funding – $5M for Renters & Homeowners Oakland – The City of Oakland received $36.9 million in State of California CARES … Read More

Oakland D3 Councilmember McElhaney On Gov Newsom California Shelter-In-Place Mandate

Oakland District Three Councilmember Lynette Gibson McElhaney Explains Governor Gavin Newsom’s California Shelter-In-Place Mandate Update on COVID-19 Guidelines, Recommendations and Support During COVID-19 Pandemic BREAKING NEWS! Just three days after … Read More

Alexa Jeffress: Oakland City Administrator Names Economic & Workforce Development Director

Why Oakland hired a housing developer to do economic development is of some concern. If you need a housing person, put them in the Oakland housing office. Alexa Jeffress has … Read More

Wedgewood Properties Prevails Over Moms 4 Housing Squatters in Oakland

The Alameda County Court system today ruled in favor of Wedgewood Properties, a Redondo Beach, Calif., based property investment company over a squatters group calling itself “Moms 4 Housing.” The … Read More

Rebecca Kaplan: New Housing Ordinance Passes Oakland City Council Committee

Oakland, CA – In the Oakland Community and Economic Development Committee on Tuesday, Oakland City Council President Rebecca Kaplan’s ordinance amendment to lower ceiling height requirements to the State standard … Read More

Oakland’s Housing Resource Center Celebrates Five Year Anniversary

Oakland, CA — The Housing Resource Center (HRC), a Housing & Community Development Department program, recently celebrated 5 years of service. The occasion was marked with a party attended by … Read More

Mandatory Seismic Retrofit For Oakland Residential Buildings At City Council

Dan Kalb, Oakland’s District One Councilmember, along with Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, have drafted a proposed ordinance called “Mandatory Seismic Retrofit For Soft Story Residential Buildings.” I’m proud to author … Read More