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Thu, 20 Jul 2000 00:15:42 -0500

Land Use

Oakland's Plan to Save Affordable Housing
The housing boom has come to Oakland, and officials are afraid that affordable
housing will be the first to be lost.
08:00 AM, Jul 18

Contributed by Chris Steins

Feeling pressure from the housing boom in cities surrounding Oakland, the city
is now also faced with a housing shortage and soaring home prices. The Oakland
City Council task force announced a plan to preserve affordable housing and
encourage more to be built. Among the task force recommendations: the city
should buy and fix up available properties in threatened neighborhoods to keep
them out of the hands of land speculators; require affordable units that are
demolished to be replaced, one for one; adopt a policy of preserving the city's
single-room-occupancy hotels.

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Source: San Francisco Chronicle and Examiner, Jul 18, 2000.
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