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Report on the Struggle at City Towers

The attached report is the fruit of four months of collaboration between a newly-formed Tenant Association at City Towers housing development in West Oakland and organizers with the UFAD. In it, we detail: The past and present conditions at City Towers Organizing efforts since February of this year and the response from property management and…

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Fire at City Towers: Random Tragedy or Par for the Course? Part 5: The Struggle that Lies Ahead

Shortly after the petition was delivered to VPM Management, KDF Communities, the Oakland Housing Authority, Mayor Libby Schaaf, City Councilmember Carroll Fife, and Oakland City Attorney Barbara J. Parker, the latter office replied: Thank you for your email and attached petition. The City Attorney takes violation of tenants’ rights and safety very seriously. Multiple City…

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For Immediate Release: Emergency Protest Saturday 2/19 to Stop the Privatization of Harlem River Houses

For Immediate Release What: Emergency Protest to Stop the Privatization of Harlem River HousesWhere: Brigadier General Charles Young Triangle (North of Harlem River Houses, at Macombs & W153rd)When: 2:00pm on Saturday, February 19, 2022 In a zoom meeting last week with tenants at the Harlem River Houses NYCHA public housing project, notorious slumlord C+C management…

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