We believe that Oakland should be an affordable and livable place for people of all incomes, even as the city grows and develops. That's why TransForm helped found the Oakland Community Investment Alliance (OCIA).
Created in 2014, OCIA is a campaign of Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE), East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable Economy (EBASE), East Bay Housing Organizations (EBHO), Greenbelt Alliance, Public Advocates, and TransForm. Together, we have helped engage Oakland residents in creating a more prosperous, resilient, and healthy city for everyone, especially those living in areas targeted for intense development. We aim to shift the culture and practice of development, by promoting policies that ensure development and growth in Oakland brings clear, predictable opportunities for creating affordable homes, quality jobs, excellent transit options, and improved community health.
One of OCIA’s key campaigns is to advocate for more affordable homes in Oakland.
In April 2016, after many years of advocacy and organizing, the City of Oakland passed its first housing impact fee. We are immensely proud of the collective work that led to this new policy, which will leverage millions of dollars to build permanently affordable homes alongside new market-rate homes in Oakland. While there are certain conditions of the housing impact fee that we want to the City to improve in the future, TransForm believes that this was the first of many steps necessary to help expand affordable housing opportunities in Oakland.
- Check out this video created by KQED on how Oakland's impact fee will work
- Read EBHO’s detailed PDF on the Oakland Housing Impact Fee
- Read OCIA's Principles and Values
- Blog by East Bay Housing Organizations: Why Oakland Needs a Stronger Housing Impact Fee
- City of Oakland’s Impact Fee Nexus and Economic Feasibility Study, November 2015