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Mon Nov 30 2020
Moms for Housing Rack Up Victories
Big Year for Moms Includes Reclamation of Home and Co-founders Winning Elected Office
Two unsheltered mothers working with ACCE Action reclaimed possession of a vacant investor-owned property in West Oakland on November 18, 2019. They made it a home for themselves and their children, but it wasn't an easy go. Following legal and public relations battles with real estate speculator Wedgewood LLC and the courts to remain, and despite multiple community solidarity home defense actions, the Alameda County Sheriff's Office arrived heavily armed before dawn on January 14 and evicted the moms.

After nearly a year of struggle, Moms for Housing announced on October 9 that their house on Magnolia Street in West Oakland had been purchased by the Oakland Community Land Trust and will never again sit empty for the sole purpose of increasing the profits of real estate speculators. Moms4Housing co-founder Dominique Walker declared, "This is officially Moms' House."

In November, Dominique Walker and her allies running as the "Right to Housing" slate were elected to the Berkeley rent board. Weeks later, ACCE Director and Moms4Housing co-founder Carroll Fife claimed victory as the councilmember-elect for Oakland's third district.

photo Moms4Housing Mark One-Year Anniversary with Anti-Auction Action on Courthouse Steps | article Moms 4 Housing Announces Future of Moms House | photo Moms4Housing Declare Victory: Moms' House to Remain in Community Hands Forever | external Moms 4 Housing

See Also: Oakland Black Housing Union Organizes Mobile March to Demand Housing for Homeless | Black Oakland Demands in Light of COVID-19 and Rates of Black Death

Related Features: Moms 4 Housing Resist Eviction in Court and Confront Public Relations Attacks by Wedgewood | Unhoused Mothers Make Vacant House a Home
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