Oakland is facing a housing crisis that is escalating with our region’s population growth and burgeoning economy. With every month come new stories of increased rents and surging home values. We are losing those who make our city wonderful – teachers, artists, musicians, nurses, receptionists, clerks, waiters and other workers – and need to act for change, now. Let’s come together to identify and advance promising strategies that keep Oakland real.

As part of the Oakland Housing Cabinet and recommendations made by A Roadmap Toward Equity, we have recommended ten strategies to protect affordability in 17,000 households for Oaklanders where they currently live, and build 17,000 new homes throughout the city for people of all incomes. 

This website is intended to serve as a reference for people looking at practical ways to solve Oakland's housing crisis.  It has information specific to Oakland, as well as inspiration from other U.S. cities.  

Please help us in addressing this crisis by providing relevant information and resources on our Suggestions Page.



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