Oakland's Plan to Save Affordable Housing
Feeling pressure from the housing boom in cities surrounding Oakland, the city is now also faced with a housing shortage and soaring home prices. The Oakland City Council task force announced a plan to preserve affordable housing and encourage more to be built. Among the task force recommendations: the city should buy and fix up available properties in threatened neighborhoods to keep them out of the hands of land speculators; require affordable units that are demolished to be replaced, one for one; adopt a policy of preserving the city's single-room-occupancy hotels.
Thanks to Chris Steins