Over a year after Oakland declared a state of emergency on homelessness, during a sparsely-attended city council meeting on Tuesday night, councilmembers passed two resolutions intended to help those living on the streets.
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Over 1,000 landlords left one of Oakland's largest affordable housing providers. See what a new program has done to try to fix it.
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Schaaf opened her State of the City speech with a clip of President John F. Kennedy’s famous “moon shot” speech at Rice University in 1962, during which he promised Americans that the United States would...
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The Oakland Housing Authority opened the first phase of a lottery for public housing and voucher program waitlists this week, receiving more than 10,000 applications in the first two days.
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About 20 concerned citizens, activists and advocacy leaders debated the mayor’s new budget proposal Monday night at a town hall meeting organized by Councilmembers Patricia Kernighan and Nancy Nadel.
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The City of Oakland will take over the Oakland Redevelopment Agency’s affordable and low income housing programs, assume responsibility for the agency’s enforceable obligations and oversee the dissolution of the agency this spring. In a...
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As the Oakland School Board moves forward with its plan to close five elementary schools in order to save $2 million, the California Supreme Court is considering whether redevelopment agencies should be required to give...
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Oakland city leaders and residents celebrate the opening of Kinsell Commons, a Habitat for Humanity and Oakland Housing Authority mixed-income housing project in East Oakland.
Laughter, cheers and the occasional clanging of cans of green beans echoed through an East Oakland warehouse this morning as volunteers finished packing more than 500 holiday gift baskets for public housing residents at sites...
Neighborhood Crime Prevention Council members look for help with some of the ongoing trouble spots. Click here for the story.
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