Emergency shelter for homeless encampment residents strikes ahead in Oakland


OAKLAND, Calif. (KRON) – The search to make use of a decommissioned United States Military base as a website to deal with folks displaced by an eviction from Caltrans-owned properties, similar to by Wooden Avenue in West Oakland, has moved ahead, in response to a press launch by District 3 Councilwoman Carroll Fife.

Over 3,300 individuals are dwelling unsheltered in Oakland, a few of them on the Wooden Avenue encampment that’s at the moment being cleared by Caltrans. 

Fife proposed letting these being displaced from Wooden Avenue dwell on land on the former Oakland Military Base.

“As an pressing response to the Caltrans evictions, the councilmember urged the town to open a city-leased lot on Seaside Avenue for short-term housing, designed to satisfy the speedy wants of the unhoused neighborhood displaced from Wooden St.,” Fife’s workplace said in a press launch. “A number of vacant Caltrans-owned properties are in shut proximity to the Wooden St. website and the town administrator has been involved with Caltrans because the spring of 2022 for the town use of those websites for emergency transitional interventions whereas she continues to work on long-term options.

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“The councilmember questioned why the town administration has not been beforehand forthcoming about what is on the market on the website though the town administration has been conscious of it,” the discharge continued. “The councilmember motioned for the town to maneuver ahead with the planning required to provision the positioning and the movement was accredited.”

Fife additionally motioned for the town administrator to hunt a waiver from the state to make use of the military base.

“The positioning will likely be restricted to eight acres of the overall website space, and will accommodate roughly 300 folks,” the press launch said. “The movement was accredited, amended to be $100,000 of the $180,000 requested by the town administration to finish the waiver request.”

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