[Note: This article originally appeared on the Shelterforce websitehere.]
By Zachary Murray
In late January, a standing-room only crowd gathered to celebrate a milestone that once seemed impossible. Exactly one year and five days prior to this celebration, residents and tenants of the 23rd Avenue Community Building (23rd Avenue)—a long-standing affordable, people of color led social justice center—received notice that their landlord had
The board of directors and staff of the Oakland Community Land Trust mourn the loss of long-serving board member, Ellen Wyrick-Parkinson. Ms. Ellen passed away in early December at the age of 94. She originally joined the OakCLT board as an appointee of the West Oakland Project Area Committee (WOPAC), an advisory body to Oakland’s former
[Note: This article originally appeared in the Spring 2017 issue of Shelterforce and on their websitehere.]
The term NOAH, or “naturally occurring affordable housing,” has quickly become an accepted phrase used to denote unsubsidized rental housing, generally more than 30 years old, that happens to be relatively affordable compared to housing in adjacent, more desirable neighborhoods or newer, more amenity-rich buildings.
Several weeks ago, the Oakland Community Land Trust was among a cohort of over 15 organizations in Oakland to receive a significant contribution from an anonymous donor of the San Francisco Foundation. On Tuesday July 14th, the Foundation gathered the grantees, partners, and local elected officials at the East Oakland Youth Development Center to make the official announcement of the donation: a $34 million