“[The governor] punted responsibility to over-burdened counties and cities to deal with this problem themselves,” said Meghan Gordon, the director of housing law for the East Bay Community Law Center, “when in my opinion, they should be focusing on delivering emergency services to their citizens.”
As City of Oakland Moves to Block Evictions, Keep Oakland Housed Expands to Serve Residents at Risk of Losing Housing Due to COVID-19
KOH is a city-wide collaborative effort made up of Bay Area Community Services, Catholic Charities of the East Bay, and East Bay Community Law Center. The effort is uniquely poised to support the unprecedented number of Oakland community members who are experiencing a housing crisis as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. It is anticipated that Oakland residents will experience a spike in housing crises, as job losses, furloughs, and other challenges will make it difficult for individuals and families to afford their housing and utility bills.