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Tyrone And Maria Don’t Live In Oakland Anymore: The Impact Of Housing Displacement On Employment Eligibility

February 11th, 2016|0 Comments

All Oaklanders should be deeply concerned about the ongoing displacement of long-time Oakland residents who can no longer afford to [...]

Urban Strategies Council Announces Departure of Junious Williams, Search for New CEO

February 4th, 2016|0 Comments

Dear Urban Strategies Council Community, Urban Strategies Council, which for three decades has played a significant role in helping catalyze [...]

Nearly Half of All Oakland Households Now Living in “Persistent Financial Insecurity”

February 3rd, 2016|0 Comments

Roughly half of Oakland’s households (47 percent) are living in a state of persistent financial insecurity, lacking enough savings to [...]

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