The Council in the Press

Regionalization: The Next Frontier of Equity and Opportunity for California | CA FWD

California is teeming with life, opportunity and diversity. We are touted as the hotbed of innovation and forward thinking. And yet families in California are facing higher poverty rates, higher cost of living, higher housing cost burden and greater disparities than almost anywhere in the country. Why is it that in a state with so [...]

By | 2017-08-31T09:42:47+00:00 August 31st, 2017|Categories: Press|

San Leandro leaders mull gaps in needs, services | East Bay Times

The 64-page report by the Urban Strategies Council, of Oakland, recommends that San Leandro prepare for possible federal budget cuts to nonprofits; focus on food access programs; collaborate with nonprofits and schools to deliver services; and highlight services available in San Leandro and nearby cities. Read More

By | 2017-08-22T10:09:52+00:00 May 25th, 2017|Categories: Press|

Homeowners slam Mnuchin bank’s foreclosure record | The Desert Sun

OneWest, based in Pasadena, Calif., foreclosed on more than 36,000 California families and 24,000 additional households around the country, according to a study of banking data by the Urban Strategies Council, an Oakland-based anti-poverty organization, and the California Reinvestment Coalition, an advocate for low-income areas and communities of color. Read more 

By | 2017-02-24T11:48:21+00:00 February 24th, 2017|Categories: Press|

Urban Strategies Council Launches Techpathways Web Resource Prepping East Bay Youth For Tech Careers

New one-stop site bridges knowledge gap on tech career options and local training opportunities OAKLAND, CA--November 29, 2016-- Urban Strategies Council, a leading organization alleviating East Bay poverty via data-driven research, policy innovation, and advocacy, is introducing techPathways in partnership with Raiz Labs, Digital Strategies, the East Bay Broadband Consortium, and the East Bay Economic [...]

By | 2017-05-18T10:53:33+00:00 November 29th, 2016|Categories: Press|Tags: , , , , , |

Drummond: Investor purchases of foreclosures intensify housing crisis? | Oakland Tribune

Three years ago this month, the Urban Strategies Council released a report that sought to answer that question. The Oakland nonprofit found that investors -- most from outside the city -- were snatching up foreclosed homes in low-income neighborhoods in East and West Oakland that had been hardest hit by the foreclosure crisis. Read more

By | 2016-01-06T17:19:17+00:00 June 24th, 2015|Categories: Press|

Coalition seeks investigation of OneWest foreclosures | SGV Tribune

A statewide coalition is urging federal regulators to investigate a disproportionately high number of OneWest Bank foreclosures that have occurred in minority communities in California. An analysis that was conducted by Urban Strategies Council and released by the California Reinvestment Coalition examined more than 35,000 foreclosures that Pasadena-based OneWest and its subsidiary, Financial Freedom, have [...]

By | 2016-01-06T17:20:37+00:00 June 9th, 2015|Categories: Press|
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