Investors Buying Up Many Foreclosed Oakland HomesAn advocacy group for low-income people issued a report Thursday that says investors are buying foreclosed homes in the poorest neighborhoods in Oakland in a trend that is destabilizing communities.
Contra Contra Fire Investigators Believe Martinez Blaze Set By SquattersContra Costa County fire officials are seeing a dangerous trend of squatters starting fires in foreclosed houses they have broken into.
Oakland Rental Company, Non-Profit Renting Back Foreclosed HomesThey are fixing up the homes and then leasing them to tenants, who are given credit counseling, budget advice and credit towards buying the house themselves.
East Bay Nonprofit Puts Low Income Families Into Foreclosed HomesAn East Bay nonprofit that works on homeless prevention is using unique loan opportunities to get low income families into previously foreclosed homes.

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