Gentrification in Oakland

Here is an interesting article from KQED that tries to estimate the level of gentrification in Oakland. There is no doubt that it is happening, but you might be surprised at the numbers here. According to the article, Oakland is rapidly losing residents at the low end of the economic spectrum. In addition, and not surprisingly, people of color are disproportionately affected.

Those of you who know me, know that I was involved in nonprofit housing for many years before becoming a real estate agent. Reading the news above and seeing the tent cities all over the East Bay just makes me sad. Here are some local nonprofit housing agencies you can get involved with/ donate to/ or support:

East Bay Housing Organizations

Housing Consortium of the East Bay

East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation

Resources for Community Development

Satellite Affordable Housing Associates

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