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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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Jun 10, 2021

Lake Merritt Lodge at Full Capacity 92 units of housing for formerly unsheltered residents

Yesterday, Oakland City officials, community leaders, and community members came together to highlight the occupancy status of the Lake Merritt Lodge. The City established Lake Merritt Lodge as a site for emergency COVID-19 response housing, intended to keep our most vulnerable homeless community members safe. The 92-unit building is now at full occupancy.

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