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Oakland tenants are drowning in high rents and facing eviction by the thousands
by Lynda Carson (tenantsrule [at] yahoo.com)
Wednesday May 25th, 2016 7:16 PM
Eviction stories are all over the news wires lately, revealing that the majority of people being evicted from their housing all across the nation are women with children. According to the National Low-Income Housing Coalition, there is a shortage of 7.2 million affordable housing units across the nation.

Oakland tenants are drowning in high rents and facing eviction by the thousands

By Lynda Carson - May 25, 2016

Oakland - A new report from the National Low-Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) called Out of Reach, reveals that Oakland renters are drowning from excessive high rents, and need to earn as much as $40.44 an hour to be able to rent a two bedroom apartment with 30% of their income.

Additionally, the City of Oakland claims that tenants received around 12,050 eviction termination notices that were served from January 1, 2015 through March 2016. In recent years thousands of tenants have been evicted and dumped onto the cold streets of Oakland, by greedy landlords.

According to the NLIHC, “Out of Reach confirms that the housing situation for extremely low income households is especially dire,” said Diane Yentel, president and CEO of NLIHC. “We face an alarming and increasing gap between the housing needs of our nation’s lowest income households and what is affordable and available to them,” she said.
According to the report, the top five most expensive states are:

• Hawaii, with a two-bedroom housing wage of $34.22

• California, with a two -bedroom housing wage of $28.59

• New York, with a two-bedroom housing wage of $26.69

• Maryland, with a two-bedroom housing wage of $26.53

• New Jersey, with a two-bedroom housing wage of $26.52

“Tackling our affordability crisis isn’t just the right thing to do — it’s also one of the best ways we can invest in our nation’s long term growth and competitiveness,” wrote Julián Castro, Secretary of U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), in the report’s preface. “This report confirms that investing in affordable housing — as HUD is doing by providing annual housing support for nearly 5.5 million households is one of the most important steps we can take to help people succeed today, and live healthier lives long into the future.”

Seniors And The Disabled Face A Huge Struggle To Find Affordable Housing

The average monthly Social Security retirement benefit for January 2016 is only $1,341 per month, and for the disabled on SSI their income is only $889 a month.

Eviction stories are all over the news wires lately, revealing that the majority of people being evicted from their housing all across the nation are women with children. According to the National Low-Income Housing Coalition, there is a shortage of 7.2 million affordable housing units across the nation.

See links to rent statistics below...

Lynda Carson may be reached at tenantsrule [at] yahoo.com


Zumper rent statistics Oakland 2016

https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q=Zumper+rent+statistics+Oakland+2016


Oakland-California/market-trends

http://www.trulia.com/real_estate/Oakland-California/market-trends/


Average rent in Oakland

https://www.renthop.com/average-rent-in/oakland/san-francisco-bay-area-ca


Average rent in Oakland rent trends

https://www.rentjungle.com/average-rent-in-oakland-rent-trends/


Oakland rent statistics - Trulia

http://www.trulia.com/real_estate/Oakland-California/


California-rent-data

https://www.apartmentlist.com/rentonomics/california-rent-data/


Top-10-cities-largest-rent-increases

https://smartasset.com/mortgage/top-10-cities-largest-rent-increases


Zumper-national-rent-report-april-2016

https://www.zumper.com/blog/2016/04/zumper-national-rent-report-april-2016/


Zumper-national-rent-report-february-2016

https://www.zumper.com/blog/2016/02/zumper-national-rent-report-february-2016/

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