A tweet thread on Section 8 anti-discrimination in Oakland

thread here Last month Oakland City Council passed an ordinance to ban landlord discrimination against tenants that receive housing assistance (most of whom receive assistance through Section 8). A similar law is under consideration by the state level, but might not get passed. A THREAD According to the Oakland Housing Authority, which oversees the Section… Continue reading A tweet thread on Section 8 anti-discrimination in Oakland

Investigating Code Complaints and Building Permits: Using the City of Oakland’s Accela Online Permitting Center

Regularly in our work with tenants, we deal with questions of Code Enforcement. What exactly did the code inspector cite the landlord for when they visited a tenants’ unit? Does this unit or building have a history of code violations? Somewhat less frequently, questions concerning permits come up. When the garage a tenant is living… Continue reading Investigating Code Complaints and Building Permits: Using the City of Oakland’s Accela Online Permitting Center

Valentines Speech at Oscar Grant Plaza for Defend Aunti Frances

On February 14th, 2018, a coalition of Oakland community organizations delivered a “People’s Proposal for Public Land” to City Council. On behalf of Defend Aunti Frances, I delivered the following speech (which was workshoped with fellow DAF organizer Sara/Felix Linck)As many of you may already know, Aunti Frances Moore is a black elder and resident… Continue reading Valentines Speech at Oscar Grant Plaza for Defend Aunti Frances