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.
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