In Case You Missed It (8/31/2018)

Here are the top development stories in Oakland for the week of August 24, 2018.

Affordable Homeownership Opportunity in Oakland Now Accepting Applications
Published by the Oakland Post on August 27, 2018
From now until September 14th, families pursuing affordable homeownership are invited to submit pre-applications for brand new single-family homes in East Oakland. These homes are the first available under Oaktown Roots, a new “below-market rate” (BMR) homeownership development that is turning formerly abandoned properties into new homes.

If You Want Less Displacement, Build More Housing
Published by CityLab on August 28, 2018
In city after city, we see the same refrain: As a neighborhood starts attracting new residents and new investment, current residents start to worry about gentrification. They show up at city council meetings or planning meetings to voice objection to new development. Just make it stop, so our neighborhood will stay the same, and residents won’t be displaced.

Rev up building approval process, mayor to tell city departments
Published by the San Francisco Chronicle on August 30, 2018
San Francisco has 900 housing units stuck in the approval pipeline, and Mayor London Breed plans to do something about that Thursday.

Lawmakers focus on one site for A's ballpark in environmental review bill
Published by the San Francisco Business Times on August 30, 2018
A legislative pitch to speed up legal rulings on the environmental-review process for a new Oakland Athletics ballpark was amended this week to focus on one of the baseball team's two preferred sites.

What does $1,700 rent you in Oakland, today?
Published by ABC 7 News on August 30, 2018$1700-rent-you-in-oakland-today/4091774/
We've rounded up the latest rental offerings via rental site Zumper to get a sense of what to expect when it comes to hunting down housing in Oakland if you're on a budget of $1,700/month.

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