January 2020: Fair Chance Housing Ordinance
Publish Date: Apr, 14 2020
On January 21, 2020, Council unanimously passed an ordinance to remove barriers to housing for community members returning from the criminal justice system, making it possible for them to live with family members and access all forms of housing like everyone else needs and deserves. 73% of Oakland's homeless encampment residents are formerly incarcerated. This legislation is critical to lowering barriers to housing, reducing homelessness and recidivism. See full details on Ordinance #13581.