Making Democracy Work

Program: The State of Housing in Oakland

This election cycle, housing was a major issue on our local ballots. Both Oakland and Alameda County voters approved ballot measures aiming to improve housing affordability and tenant-landlord relations. You voted, now come learn more about what this all means for Oaklanders going forward.


Panelists included:
  • Wayne Rowland, President, East Bay Rental Housing Association
  • Dessi Mia Carbajal, East Bay Housing Organizations
  • Pamela Hall, City of Oakland Housing Advocate, Housing Resource Center Read Pamela Hall's bio
  • Mike Ghielmetti, Founder and President of Signature Development Group

    Pamela Hall is a Housing Advocate with the City of Oakland's Housing Resource Center She has been a member of Alliance of California for Community Empowerment. Her background consists of non-profit organization for the community, which builds power in low to moderate income neighborhoods to stand and fight for social, economic, and racial injustice. She brings to the table 20 years of experience in the real estate industry. This has given her a wealth of knowledge to be the one stop shop for the City of Oakland when dealing with foreclosure prevention, inhabitability housing, eviction, displacement, utility, homelessness, credit counseling and many other resources made available at the Housing Resource Center.