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Housing

The Real Cause of Gentrification

When cities like Oakland prohibit new apartments and condos in wealthy neighborhoods, low-income areas pay the price.
May 08, 2017

Towering Complexity

Terrence McGrath, developer of the first high-rise in Oakland’s Temescal district, gravitates toward difficult projects.
May 03, 2017

Going Green

You might be surprised about which homes in the East Bay are actually the greenest.
April 26, 2017

Alameda’s First High-Rise?

A 589-unit housing project featuring a 14-story tower is proposed for the old Encinal Terminals on the estuary. It would be the tallest building on the Island.
March 27, 2017

Our Backyard: Opposite Directions

Oakland is now the Easy Bay’s undisputed leader in new housing development, while Berkeley is going backward.
March 24, 2017

Tenants Who Support Housing

Unlike tenants’ groups in other cities, the main renters’ organization in Alameda is calling not only for affordable housing, but market-rate units as well.
March 08, 2017

It’s All About Housing

In Berkeley, council candidates Ben Gould and Kate Harrison spar over whether the city needs more housing or has already built too much.
February 21, 2017

Our Backyard: Stubborn to a Fault

Alameda’s refusal to settle lawsuits with a housing developer could cost the city nearly $30 million.
February 13, 2017

An Uncertain Future

Although voters rejected tenants’ request for a moratorium on evictions, tenants hope the new Alameda council will be more sympathetic to their cause.
January 03, 2017

Our Backyard: If for Sports, Then Why Not for Artists and Musicians?

Oakland recently devised an innovative way to fund $200 million in public infrastructure for a new Raiders’ stadium. The city needs to be at least that creative for artists and musicians.
December 15, 2016