The Department of Housing and Urban Development announced funding for Section 8 voucher recipients in Alameda County will be increased by 33 percent.
Median rents across Oakland are at an all-time high, pushing low-income families into motels or family members’ homes, pricing working-class households out of their neighborhoods and creating fierce competition for available housing at all income levels.
The Oakland City Council voted 5-1, with two abstentions, to approve a grant tied to hiring 15 new police officers after protesters disrupted the meeting, calling for funding for housing instead of more law enforcement.
Trains rumble through the West Oakland BART station every five minutes, some packed with people, squeezing together like little sardines, en route to San Francisco, others nearly empty, with just a few stragglers aboard heading toward Fremont. As each train’s doors slide open, three or four people board. Some pull suitcases and others wheel bikes. Almost everyone is enthralled by the screen in their hand, glancing up only occasionally, eyeing the distance between the screen and the yellow paint lining the…
Oakland City Council approved a funding increase for legal support for unaccompanied minors seeking asylum in the U.S., authorized the creation of a “Director of Race and Equity” staffing position within the city government and received a report from the Oakland Police Department about funding for a gun tracing program.
Hundreds of Raiders football fans gathered at the Paramount Theater in downtown Oakland for a public hearing hosted by NFL executives about the future of the beloved team.
The Catholic Dioceses of Oakland, Catholic Charities of the East Bay (CCEB), and the East Bay Naturalization Collaborative co-organized a citizenship workshop, offering legal assistance to over 200 participants.
This week, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced adjustments in funding for low-income housing subsidies that will reduce federal funding for Section 8 vouchers in Oakland.
The Oakland City Council voted to regulate unattended donation boxes across the city, frustrating the companies and organizations that operate the boxes.
At restaurants, the increase in minimum wage means wait staff are often getting a wage boost in addition to tips, while cooks don’t see changes in wages.
The Revolve Creative Arts and Film Festival, created as a supplement to Oakland Pride in 2012, specifically highlights work by queer activists and artists of color.