Oakland Housing Activist Carroll Fife Defeats Incumbent Lynette Gibson McElhaney In City Council RaceHousing activist Carroll Fife, who helped lead the takeover of a vacant West Oakland house by a group of homeless mothers to highlight the city's housing crisis, has notched a stunning city council election victory over two-term incumbent Lynette Gibson McElhaney.
Oakland Land Trust Buys House Occupied in Protest by 'Moms 4 Housing' AdvocatesMembers of the activist group, Moms 4 Housing, announced Friday that the vacant 3-bedroom home in West Oakland they occupied earlier this year was purchased by the Oakland Community Land Trust from a real estate investment company.
Moms 4 Housing-Inspired Law Regulating Sale of Foreclosed Homes Signed By NewsomA bill prompted by the Moms 4 Housing occupation of a vacant West Oakland home late last year and signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday aims to increase homeownership in the state.
Newsom Signs 15 Housing Bills, Including Measure Inspired By 'Moms 4 Housing' ActivistsTenants, affordable housing groups and local governments will get first crack at buying foreclosed homes under a measure approved Monday by Gov. Gavin Newsom.
Proposal Inspired By Oakland Moms 4 Housing Targets Vacant Homes To Tackle CrisisSen. Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, introduced a bill Wednesday that would allow local jurisdictions to use vacant single-family homes as affordable housing.
Moms 4 Housing Activists Honored For Black History Month By Oakland City CouncilThe activist women known as Moms 4 Housing were recognized as Black History Month honorees at the Oakland City Council meeting Tuesday night.
Moms 4 Housing Among Oakland's Black History Month HonoreesThe activist women known as Moms 4 Housing will be among those recognized as Black History Month honorees when the Oakland City Council meets at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, council President Rebecca Kaplan announced.
Prosecutors Decline to File Charges in Oakland 'Moms 4 Housing' CaseAlameda County prosecutors on Thursday told attorneys for the Moms 4 Housing group that occupied a vacant West Oakland home for about two months that four people arrested during their eviction last month in West Oakland will not be charged.
Moms 4 Housing Group Reaches Deal For Purchase Of Oakland Home Where Homeless Squatters EvictedThe activist group which supported the occupation of a vacant home in Oakland by homeless mothers has reached an agreement with the property owner and the city of Oakland for the purchase of the property.
After Release On Bail, Moms 4 Housing Activists Return To Oakland HomeAfter their Tuesday afternoon release from jail, the two homeless mothers arrested during the early Tuesday morning eviction of the group Moms 4 Housing said they would return to the West Oakland home for what they called a "celebration."
Deputies Evict Homeless Moms From Occupied Oakland Home; Four ArrestedArmed with a court order, Alameda County Sheriff's deputies forcibly evicted a group of homeless Oakland mothers from a vacant home early Tuesday that they had been illegally occupying.
Protesters Make Stand Against Eviction Of Homeless Oakland MothersThe Alameda County Sheriff's Department warned a group of homeless mothers illegally occupying an Oakland home Monday that deputies would be carrying out their court-ordered eviction sometime this week.
Homeless Mom Calls Offer To Help Squatters Occupying Oakland House 'An Insult'One of the homeless mothers who has been living in a vacant West Oakland house since Nov. 18 scoffed Saturday night at an offer by the house's owner to pay to move them out and shelter them for the next two months, calling the offer "an insult."
Judge Orders Oakland Mom Squatters To Be Evicted; Moms Say 'We're Not Leaving'An Alameda County judge ordered four homeless mothers, who have moved their families into a vacant Oakland house without the owner's permission, to be evicted within the next five days.
Single Homeless Moms Get Reprieve On Eviction From Oakland HomeA pair of homeless Oakland mothers occupying a vacant home as a housing protest on Thursday was given another four days to make their case.