East Bay
East Bay
Indybay Regions North Coast Central Valley North Bay East Bay South Bay San Francisco Peninsula Santa Cruz IMC - Independent Media Center for the Monterey Bay Area North Coast Central Valley North Bay East Bay South Bay San Francisco Peninsula Santa Cruz IMC - Independent Media Center for the Monterey Bay Area California United States International Americas Haiti Iraq Palestine Afghanistan
From the Open-Publishing Calendar
From the Open-Publishing Newswire
Indybay Feature

Photos from East Oakland Guerilla Housing Action

by Zack Haber
On Jan 18 and 19 about 75 people showed up to help build small homes for unhoused Oakland residents on E12th Street and 14th and 16th Avenues. They're in the process of building about 10 homes and hope to finish tomorrow. Most homes are 8X12 feet and will house one person. The City of Oakland's Tuff Shed program shelters 2 people in 10X12 foot sheds.
Here's a series of photos from the event Guerilla Housing: Reclaiming Dr. King's Legacy of Radical Action. Needa Bee and Housing and Dignity Village worked with the local unhoused residents to plan the build. Housed and unhoused residents helped build, serve food, and garden.

They have dubbed the new village the "Right To Exist Curbside Community.”

Reclaim MLK: Emergency Guerilla Housing To Be Built for Unsheltered Oaklanders
§To do list
by Zack Haber
A to do list lists tasks to help with the project today, Jan 19.
by Zack Haber
Tommy works on the roof of a small home. They also participated in the action outside of city hall in November to protest for housing where 22 people were arrested.
§Derrick Cain
by Zack Haber
One of the homes will house Derrick Cain, a person who's lived in Oakland for 21 years but who's lived outdoors since his rent went from 900$ to 1400$ a month about two years ago.
by Zack Haber
Residents and volunteers also built a small garden using used tires.
by Zack Haber
There's healthy food growing in the garden!
§Food Not Bombs
by Zack Haber
Food Not Bombs showed up and served soup, fruit, and bread.
§Jessie Turner
by Zack Haber
Jessie Turner, who helped with Moms 4 Housing and was one of the people arrested during their eviction, helped out. Here he is barbecuing chicken.
by Zack Haber
Police showed up. But they only told people to make sure the road is clear so traffic can get through. They left soon after.
by Zack Haber
People have been making a mural on one of the tiny homes. They hope to finish it tomorrow.
Add Your Comments
Listed below are the latest comments about this post.
These comments are submitted anonymously by website visitors.
Local Gardener
Mon, Jan 20, 2020 7:34AM
We are 100% volunteer and depend on your participation to sustain our efforts!


$ 120.00 donated
in the past month

Get Involved

If you'd like to help with maintaining or developing the website, contact us.


Publish your stories and upcoming events on Indybay.

IMC Network