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text Trump regime nominates Pamela Hughes Patenaude to be Deputy Secretary of HUD by Lynda Carson
As much as the nomination of Pamela Hughes Patenaude is being gloriously praised by the housing industry, a deep look into some of her alleged past activities involving Richard Mallory and the San Francisco Housing Authority raises some concerns, as well as her out-right enthusiastic financial support of the right-wing fascist Republican Party!...
Posted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 11:46PM
text Younger workers are being locked out of the Sonoma County housing market by Kristina Jaco
This article is on the housing crisis that is happening in Sonoma County and how it is affecting the younger generation....
Posted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 4:59PM
text Housing in Sonoma County by Irma Saucedo
In Sonoma County there have been many issues, and looking at more information of it, my research team and I found many issues that people go through....
Posted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 4:30PM
text Affordable Housing in Sonoma County by Tess Von Arx
More affordable housing in Sonoma County and assistance would help community members do better....
Posted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 4:01PM
text Action Alert: Call Representatives Wed April 26 to save HUD housing programs by Posted by Lynda Carson
CarsonWatch and the National Low-Income Housing Coalition is joining hands with their national partners and allies for National Call-In Day tomorrow to save HUD's subsidized housing programs! (LC)...
Posted: Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:59PM
text Displaced tenants of fatal fire damaged 2551 San Pablo Avenue apartments to file lawsuit by Lynda Carson
On Wednesday morning April 26, around fifteen tenants displaced from the massive fire at 2551 San Pablo where four people died, will be holding a holding a press conference with their attorneys to announce a lawsuit. The press conference begins at 10:30 AM, in the courtyard outside the Alameda County Courthouse, at 1221 Oak Street in Oakland (across the street from 1225 Fallon Street - Rene C. Davis Courthouse)....
Posted: Tue Apr 25, 2017 7:37PM
text Healthcare in Sonoma County by Emily Kyle
An Op-Ed letter about Healthcare in Sonoma County....
Posted: Mon Apr 24, 2017 3:03PM
text Ben Carson needs to oppose the proposed $6.2 billion budget cut to HUD by Lynda Carson
According to estimates from the Affordable Housing website estimator, the Oakland Housing Authority faces a disastrous $23,273,475 in federal budget cuts due to the Trump regimes proposed budget cuts of $54 billion for FY 2018, including $6.2 billion to $6.7 billion in proposed budget cuts to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)!...
Posted: Mon Apr 24, 2017 12:40AM
text Thousands Attend SF Milestone March for Science by Science Means Knowledge
Thousands of people joined San Francisco’s April 22, 2017 Earth Day March for Science to demand Trump and Congress support public funding of all science, from climate change to medical care to science education in this milestone march, the first of its kind in memory....
Posted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 5:06PM
text Tactical Suggestions for Future Anti-Fascism Considerations by Gaia Tyvek
Successful activism can be seen in terms of non-violence, yet there can still seem to be success....
Posted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 4:06AM
text Sonoma County Rent Crisis by Kendyl Saxby
Call to action to find solutions to the Sonoma Co. rent crisis....
Posted: Sat Apr 15, 2017 4:03PM
text Poverty Returns with Misguided Policy by Franz Segbers
The state should represent the public interest and yet private or special interests are in the driver's seat. Trump's proposed 2018 budget is a sledgehammer with cuts to Meals-on-Wheels, school lunches, WIC food assistance, National Institute for Health, EPA, PBS, Legal Services Corp and more. Majority rule must be balanced by minority protection for the state to be legitimate (Lani Guinier). The state should not be an errand boy for the banks (Bill Moyers). Indifference is love's enemy....
Posted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 4:54AM
text Oakland may lose more than $23,273,476 in proposed federal budget cuts by Lynda Carson
As a result of the proposed budget cuts to HUD, the Oakland Housing Authority may lose 611 or more Section 8 vouchers (Housing Choice Vouchers), placing hundreds of elderly, disabled, chronically ill, and low-income renters at risk of homelessness. The widespread damage that will occur to Oakland’s affordable housing programs if the proposed budget cuts to HUD take effect, will place thousands of Oakland renters at risk of higher rents, and homelessness!...
Posted: Wed Apr 12, 2017 10:30PM
text Alameda landlord Don Lindsey has a restricted brokers real estate license by Lynda Carson
Don Lindsey was a founding member of Alamedans for Fair Rents, an Alameda organization of landlords fiercely opposed to rent control. Considering that Lindsey presently has a restricted brokers real estate license as a result of his alleged unlawful activities, it is not surprising that he does not want renters to have any rights!...
Posted: Thu Apr 6, 2017 6:29AM
text Rent control and just cause eviction protections to take effect in Mountain View by Lynda Carson
In his ruling against an injunction against Measure V, Judge William J. Elfving basically declared “that the moving parties (California Apartment Association & their attorneys) have not offered persuasive evidence that the landlords will suffer irreparable harm if Measure V was allowed to go into effect!...
Posted: Wed Apr 5, 2017 7:27PM
text Private Enterprise Committed to Social Interests by Joachim Beerhorst
Social needs like energy- and water supply, the waste industry, education, senior pensions and health care can be solved better publically than privately. While economic democracy is not a mass theme, people are activated when they feel they are gaining influence on their own affairs through expanded joint determination - in the existential questions of work and the economy....
Posted: Wed Apr 5, 2017 4:32AM
text After 40 deaths in 2 recent fires Oakland Mayor expands Fire Prevention Bureau by Lynda Carson
After the inspection reports of the Oakland Fire Prevention Bureau that were made public exposed some of the major code violations at 2551 San Pablo, Mayor Libby Schaaf decided that it was time to double the size of the Fire Prevention Bureau!...
Posted: Mon Apr 3, 2017 3:57AM
text Corrupt Oakland City Council rewards slumlord Keith Kim after four died in fire by Lynda Carson
Public records reveal that Keith Kim made a $700 campaign contribution to Noel Gallo, who voted on the shady land deal last Tuesday to further enrich slumlord Keith Kim!...
Posted: Thu Mar 30, 2017 10:21PM
text Four people died at Oakland housing deathtrap run by nonprofit organizations by Lynda Carson
Allegedly over 100 others plus some squatters in the building were desperately displaced from their transitional housing, that reportedly involved three nonprofit organizations!...
Posted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 6:18PM
text As Trump’s EPA abandons protections, Farmworker communities call on California to ban brain-harming chlorpyrifos by via Safe Ag Safe Schools
Concerned residents hold Cesar Chavez Day events across the state...
Posted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 1:00PM