An unaffordable rental market has hardest hit those families of color who earn the lowest income. According to the California Housing Partnership, of the 5.89 million renter households living in California, 1.97 million come from the two lowest income groups—extremely low-income (ELI) and very low-income (VLI). Meanwhile, only 668,000 rental homes are affordable and available to households at these income Read More
Affordable housing advocates warned that the corporate tax cuts passed by Republicans in 2017 could have disastrous effects on the development of more affordable housing. More than two years later, independent data show it has meant at least 15,000 delayed or killed affordable housing units in California alone.
“We need a new approach,” Gov. Gavin Newsom said in February when he dedicated his State of the State address to California’s worsening homelessness crisis. Now we have one: acquiring $600 million of hotel properties before the federal funding clock, which controls the vast majority of acquisition funding, runs out in six months.
As Black children slept in a quiet home on Magnolia Street, Oakland residents watched as militarized law enforcement officials from the Alameda County’s Sheriff’s Office arrived at the Wedgewood Properties–owned property to arrest Misty Cross, Tolani King, and Dominique Walker (who was absent at the time, due to an appearance on Democracy Now!) for the acquisition of a vacant residence — a charge Read More