ONN – Oakland California Called Most House Poor City In The West By Siegemedia And The Zebra
I received an interesting letter from Siegemedia’s Karlyn McKell. It went like this:
I hope you are staying safe and healthy! Since you cover news about Oakland, I thought you’d be interested in our city study results that named Oakland the most house-poor in the West.
Rankings were based on key factors such as median home price, median household income, and homeownership rate. You can view the entire list of rankings here.
Because affordable housing is a top concern for city dwellers, especially in the current economic climate, I thought residents in your area would be interested in this ranking. It may even spark some meaningful discussions on what your city can do better to improve affordability moving forward.
If you’re interested in covering, I’d be happy to send over the image embed code and some custom copy. I would love to hear your thoughts!
And this photo:
As for my thought, shockers! It does not surprise me, and points to Oakland’s collective governmental inaction after so many years of effective government. We have become incompetent in managing government to better our lives. Oakland still has many tools available to build affordable housing, but it has a government that has allowed more market rate housing than it really needs. There was no reason for Oakland to move in the direction of mega market rate housing other than pure greed. Now, the Coronavirus has placed a giant focus on how that problem has impacted Oakland’s population.
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