Oakland is home to a diverse mix of people, cultures, and experiences that make it special. But because others recognize its unique qualities, and because of its proximity to San Francisco, Oakland’s low-income people of color are especially vulnerable to displacement caused by gentrification and a lack of affordable housing. And the results are clear: since 2000, more than a quarter of the city’s African American population has left for more affordable places to live. We are a member of the Protect Oakland Renters coalition that has proposed a local ballot measure for November to strengthen tenant protections in Oakland.
Letter to Oakland Councilmember Abel Guillen regarding the Fair Political Practices Commission advice letter he received (May 17, 2016): fair_political_practices_commission_advice_letter_on_the_oakland_renter_protection_act