On Wednesday, we announced a significant step to help us fight displacement and keep Oaklanders in Oakland: We received
in state resources to build
462 new units of deeply affordable housing
next to vital public transportation hubs.
The funds will support new projects next to the West Oakland and
stations and the
new BRT line
in Deep East Oakland.
The homes will be reserved for our lowest income residents, including individuals making less than $28,000 and families of three and four making less than $78,000.
, I want to give praise and gratitude to all those who’ve contributed to help support our beloved zoo. You may have read about local residents who launched fund-raising efforts, including
, a 6-year-old whose
captured hearts and raised more than $200,000.
Luckily, we’ve done our part too. After a review by state health officials, Alameda County’s request for outdoor dining was approved Wednesday, and the zoo announced plans to reopen as well – with strict health and safety measures in place – at the
end of July
We must continue to be vigilant, Oakland.
Let’s show our Town Pride by wearing masks, washing hands, and physically distancing.