Making Democracy Work

Affordable Housing

May 17 Speaker Series: Housing in Oakland
Co-Sponsored by the Oakland Bay Area Chapter of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women

Speakers include:
  • Pamela Hall, City of Oakland Housing Advocate
  • Charmaine Curtis, Curtis Development
  • Margaretta Lin, Executive Director of the Dellums Institute for Social Justice
  • Alan Dones, Managing Partner and co-founder of Strategic Urban Development Alliance, LLC, (SUDA)

    More information on our speakers!

    What are impact fees and what impact can they have on our housing supply and affordability?
    How are they applied in other cities? What proposals are being considered by our City Council?

    Read the December 30, 2015 East Bay Express article about the Oakland proposal for Impact Fees.

    Past Events:
    "Untangling Oakland's Affordable Housing Developer's Fees"
    This program was held February 11, 6pm - 8pm at Oakland City Hall Attendees learned about the city's recommended zones for affordable housing and the proposed fees to be imposed on developers. Discussion was held on whether the proposal will be a citywide project and what the advocates for affordable housing are saying.
    Claudia Cappio; Oakland's Assistant City Administrator in charge of Development; Jeffrey Levin; Policy Director for the East Bay Housing Organization, an affordable housing advocacy group

    A Housing Hot Topic Discussion was held Wednesday, February 24.