Why Measure Y is Important

Many bad-acting landlords are taking advantage of “owner move-ins” and evicting tenants in duplex and triplex buildings so they can raise the rent to levels unaffordable  for low-income residents.

Our teachers, nurses, low wage workers, even city workers, can no longer afford to buy or rent a home in our City. Someone earning the minimum wage would have to work 163 hours a week to afford housing in Oakland. There is not enough relief nor political will from elected representatives to protect vulnerable tenants from displacement.

We are losing Oakland’s historic Black population and at threat of losing our long-time low and fixed-income residents due to the displacement that comes with gentrification. Oakland rents are the 4th highest in the country, and too many low-income residents who have lived and worked in our city for all their life or decades can’t afford to stay here anymore.

Oakland voters to have the chance to vote on these important issues in this November’s Election! Keep ALL of Oakland housed and VOTE YES on MEASURE Y!