On February 16, 2016, in response to advocacy by Public Advocates, the Oakland City Council removed existing barriers to the building of transitional and supportive housing for people with disabilities from the Oakland Planning Code. Previously, the construction of transitional and supportive housing had been subject to conditional use permits in areas where residential development is permitted by right. In addition, under the previous provisions, transitional and supportive housing could not be located closer than 300 feet from any other such housing. The changes – which remove discrimination against some of Oakland’s most vulnerable residents – go into effect this month.

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