Oakland Community Land Trust Launches

Uncut grass, peeling paint, and illegally dumped garbage characterized the foreclosed house in East Oakland. But Monday morning a crowd of about two dozen people gathered in front of the house to mark the beginning of its transformation. In about two months time this house will be a completely rehabilitated home with new owners thanks to Oakland Community Land Trust and its partners.

I was at the media launch showcasing the Oakland Community Land Trust’s first property at 8000 Olive St. & 80th Ave., the first of 200 homes targeted for rehabilitation in West and East Oakland, neighborhoods that have been the hardest hit by the foreclosure crisis.

Read more on Oakland Local.

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