Healthy Housing in Oakland
Released: February 13, 2014
The data presented in our new report show that Oakland is a city of disparities, many of which are reproduced in the City's topography. Oakland—as a whole—is very diverse; the same cannot be said for many parts of the City.
There is an incredible amount of overlap between Oakland's communities of color, the renter populations in the City, the areas with high enrollment in social safety net programs, and neighborhoods with poor health outcomes. More often than not, these neighborhoods also have the highest counts of residential code enforcement complaints, indicating problems with the housing stock.
We also happened to design a new sort of base map for Oakland planning that shows the approximate neighborhood name for each Census Tract- giving someone data with a tract name is next to useless in most settings, so this map provides a useful tool for conveying data at tract level to residents.