Homelessness

Ken A. Epstein

Community and Developers Ask: Why Is There so Little Money in the City’s Affordable Housing Fund?

Affordable housing protest at Oakland City Hall By Ken Epstein Where have the city’s funds for affordable…

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Big Win in Sacramento for Anti Rent-Gouging and Eviction Protections

Posted in Affordable Housing, Gentrification, Homelessness, Housing/Foreclosures, Responsive Government Tenant leaders of the Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE) and other organizing…

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Ken A. Epstein

$44.4 More Million for Homeless

Posted in Economic Development, Gentrification, Homelessness, Illegal dumping, Immigrant Rights, Labor, Libby Schaaf, Oakland Job Programs, Politics, Racial profiling, Rebecca Kaplan, Reentry/Formerly Incarcerated, Responsive Government, Restorative Justice, Sanctuary City, Transportation Affordable housing, parks, illegal…

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Ken A. Epstein

Backers of “Public Land for Public Good” Challenge City’s Commitment to Market-rate Housing

Supporters of utilizing all public land for community benefit, especially for affordable housing, speak Tuesday at the…

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Ken A. Epstein

Council Adopts Kaplan’s $3.2 Billion Budget

Posted in Affordable Housing, Arts and Culture, Business, Economic Development, Gentrification, Health, Homelessness, Housing/Foreclosures, Illegal dumping, Immigrant Rights, Labor, LGBT, Libby Schaaf, Oakland Job Programs, Police-Public Safety, Politics, Racial profiling, Rebecca Kaplan, Reentry/Formerly Incarcerated, Responsive Government, Restorative Justice Bas…

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Ken A. Epstein

New Year, New Leadership, New Oakland?

 Rebecca Kaplan unanimously elected City Council President By Ken Epstein Oakland honored its newly elected city leaders…

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Ken A. Epstein

Displaced Residents Seek Compensation After City Evicts Them, Tows Their RVs

Posted in Gentrification, Homelessness, Housing/Foreclosures, Police-Public Safety Dayton Andrews, Kelly Thompson and Gary Rosenquist speak about the mass towing at a press…

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Ken A. Epstein

Opinion: City Agency Set to Seize Black Veteran’s Home

Posted in Berkeley, Gentrification, Homelessness, Housing/Foreclosures, Probate court reform, Racial profiling, Responsive Government Leonard Powell is facing “an unconscionable and unwarranted debt” Leonard Powell (right)…

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Oakland Pays Tribute to Outgoing Councilmember Desley Brooks

Posted in Desley Brooks, Economic Development, Equal Rights/Equity, Gentrification, Homelessness, Housing/Foreclosures, Illegal dumping, Reentry/Formerly Incarcerated “Desley was the lightning rod who took all the bad energy…

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Ken A. Epstein

Report: How to House Oakland’s Unhoused Within Six Months

City workers and police officers evict homeless residents Thursday afternoon, Dec. 6, from Housing and Dignity Village,…

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