Housing & Homelessness (News)

Public Housing at Hunters Point under-going a strange transformation - no community dialog

Submitted by News Desk on Fri, 07/25/2008 - 3:17pm

A large area comprising of over 240 housing units at Hunters View at Hunters Point have been declared - Blight. So, in comes the John Stewart Company and they want to build over 800 unit in this area. There has been no meaningful - community dialog. There is no Environmental Impact Report and most of all there is no Transportation Document. By, Kiska Road - also at Hunters Point - over sixty percent of the Public Housing is boarded up.

Sad chapter in Western Addition history ending

Submitted by News Desk on Sun, 07/20/2008 - 10:00pm
By Leslie Fulbright

(07-20) 18:13 PDT -- The city's redevelopment agency razed the Fillmore's thriving black neighborhood and business district 40 years ago, promising to revamp the area and then bring the residents and merchants back. Instead, the project languished for decades.

Today, there is a renowned jazz club, an Ethiopian restaurant and a cluster of high-rise apartment buildings. But those projects stand out in an area that has become known for its violence and is home to a number of fast-food restaurants and empty storefronts.

City challenges initiative to reduce affordable housing

Submitted by News Desk on Thu, 07/17/2008 - 10:00pm

City officials have asked the Santa Clara County Superior Court to review an initiative headed for the November ballot that would greatly reduce the amount of affordable housing.

The petition states that the initiative would make it impossible for the city to abide by state housing laws.


Oakland Council OKs Four Finalists for Army Base Development

Submitted by News Desk on Wed, 07/16/2008 - 10:00pm

The Oakland City Council voted late Tuesday night to approve four finalist developers to bid on its 108-acre Oakland Army Base Gateway Development project. The four finalists—pared down from an original list of eight developers who bid on the job—will now be invited to submit requests for proposals within the next four to six months.

Oakland Moves Toward Green Building Ordinance

Submitted by News Desk on Wed, 07/16/2008 - 10:00pm
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Oakland City Council President Ignacio De La Fuente Thursday announced he is bringing together developers and environmentalists to create a "green building" ordinance for the city.

The ordinance would utilize a rating system to ensure new multilple unit developments met energy efficiency, water and resource conservation and indoor air quality standards.


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