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Ground to break in fall on Lower Bottoms affordable housing development

Bay City News

Sep 1, 2021

A 100 percent affordable housing project will break ground in West Oakland in November with the help of a former Black Panther Party leader.

In 2014, former Black Panther Party leader Elaine Brown bought the land at Seventh and Campbell streets where the new housing will take shape.

The three-quarter-acre lot in the Lower Bottoms neighborhood had been vacant and blighted for more than 30 years when she bought it.

Keisha Evans, leader of the 7th and Campbell Community Support Committee, which advocates for the West Oakland community, said:

“This community, which has been plagued with displacement and gentrification, has been waiting decades for decent, affordable housing.” ...

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