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BACKGROUND The Oakland Achieves Partnership is working on a fourth annual Oakland Achieves Progress Report, with a big twist this [...]

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According to a research report published today, Blacks and Latinos are “severely underrepresented” among borrowers who obtained a loan from [...]

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Mayor Libby Schaaf, City of Oakland