Immigration can be a form of erasure. The quicker the newcomer sheds her identity, the sooner she is accepted.
“It’s past time to make sure Wall Street pays their fair share so that we can provide funding for things that make us a better nation like jobs, housing, infrastructure and college education,” said Congresswoman Barbara Lee.
Oakland's California Hotel residents have organized and taken over management and maintenance since building was abandoned by property manager John Stewart Co.
The Oakland Housing Authority is planning to sell off or demolish most of its public housing in the near future, and nonprofits have been involved in mixed income housing developments at public housing sites that have displaced poor public housing tenants in Oakland.