The City of Oakland’s Department of Housing & Community Development (HCD) partnered with the Changing Cities Research Lab (CCRL) at Stanford University and the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco (SF Fed)’s Community Development Department to study residential instability in the City of Oakland over the last two decades using a unique large-scale longitudinal dataset of over 12,500 Oakland residents and HCD’s housing data. While numerous efforts target formal forms of displacement, several other forms of residential instability, like crowding and substandard living conditions, impact housing opportunities for Oakland residents.
As part of CCRL’s collaboration with the HCD, the Lab developed a dashboard to provide local practitioners with data-driven insights into Oakland. It shares neighborhood-level data on gentrification typologies, neighborhood stability, socioeconomic vulnerability, and impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic to aid practitioners in their decision-making. CCRL’s data tool visualizes changes in neighborhood characteristics over time and identifies vulnerable neighborhoods by utilizing two decades of data.
Navigate to the dashboard to access interactive maps and visualizations examining residential instability in Oakland.
The Changing Cities Research Lab and the SF Fed also recently published two reports on neighborhood change and residential instability in Oakland. In their reports, they examine shifts in neighborhood characteristics, displacement and gentrification, and impacts on communities of color. Their findings informed the City of Oakland HCD’s 2021-2023 Action Plan and are summarized in a series of data vignettes on the CCRL’s website. Full versions of the reports are available here and here.