Last month Skyline welcomed Sandhya Jha from EBHO to speak on affordable housing. Representatives from EBHO will be at the service this Sunday, May 1, the House Sabbath.
We’d like to celebrate a victory for Oakland residents with the passing on April 19 2016 of a a “new affordable housing impact fee, taking another step to address rapidly rising rents in the city. In the 18 months from August 2014 to March 2016, the median rent for a one-bedroom apartment in Oakland increased 40 percent, from $1,600 to $2,250 a month, according to listing service Zumper.” (taken from KQED’s post about this)
While more needs to be done to address affordable housing for Oakland, this is a start!