Housing & Community Development

The Department of Housing and Community Development is dedicated to improving Oakland's neighborhoods and to making sure all Oaklanders have safe and affordable housing.

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Jun 17, 2021

City of Oakland Joins National Effort to Advance Opportunity & Equity Through Housing Policy

The City of Oakland announced its participation in a nationally-funded policy initiative for small and midsize cities to advance innovative, evidence-based solutions to address their pressing housing challenges. The Housing Solutions Lab will help cities to plan, develop, implement, monitor, and evaluate promising local housing policies that advance equity and opportunity for Oakland’s residents.

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Leadership

Portrait of Shola Olatoye

Shola Olatoye

Director, Housing & Community Development

Shola Olatoye (o-LAH-twoh-yay) is an experienced real estate and management executive with more than 20 years of experience launching and managing public-private partnerships. She served as Vice President of Business Development for Suffolk Construction, a national construction management firm. Prior to joining Suffolk, Shola served as Chief Executive Officer of the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA), the largest public housing authority in the nation. As a Mayoral appointee, Shola launched NextGeneration NYCHA, the agency’s 10-year turnaround plan. She led her team to balance the $3.1 billion operating budget for three consecutive years, launched a major real estate development program, and founded a social impact nonprofit, the Fund for Public Housing.

Ms. Olatoye graduated with a B.A. with honors in history and African American studies from Wesleyan University. She also earned a master’s degree in public administration from NYU’s Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, where she currently serves as a Visiting Scholar teaching in the Masters of Urban Planning program on management and leadership.

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250 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza
Suite 6301
Oakland, CA 94612

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Monday
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Tuesday
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Wednesday
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Thursday
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