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Will Oakland Embrace Car-Free Living?

Patrick Kennedy says he can create lots of middle-class housing next to West Oakland BART — but only if he doesn’t have to build parking.

Moving Your Aging Parents

Here are some key questions to ask before you do.

A New Nonprofit Matches Homeless College Students With Hosts

Homeless to Homecoming is run by a middle school teacher who said her life changed when she hosted a homeless student in her home.

Housing Goes Modular

Oakland housing developer Rick Holliday says his new factory-built, multi-unit housing projects will help address the housing shortage.

Choppy Seas for Boat Dwellers

A small live-aboard community in a picturesque setting in Richmond is facing huge rent hikes, while the harbor’s owners are looking at millions of dollars in upgrades.

Our Backyard: Oakland’s Real Estate Is Red Hot

But not everyone is benefiting.

Costlier Construction

Building in Oakland is getting a lot more expensive as developers take on higher security costs to prevent arson.

A History of Exclusion

How African Americans were blocked from living in most East Bay neighborhoods: an excerpt from the 2017 book "The Color of Law."

Laney Builds Tiny Houses

Oakland City Councilmember Abel Guillen may take a prototype on the road to promote a new form of housing for homeless people.

What’s Worse than Finals? The Lack of Housing

When it comes to housing its students, UC Berkeley is anything but the University of California’s crown jewel.