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Oakland expects more state money for homeless housing

Natalie Orenstein

Aug 27, 2021

Both Oakland and Alameda County plan to apply for the expected next round of funds through Homekey, which lets local governments buy hotels and apartment buildings.

Oakland and Alameda County are gearing up to ask the state for help buying more buildings to shelter and house homeless residents.

Last fall, California’s Homekey Program gave local governments an unusual opportunity to scoop up hotels and motels, as well as apartments and houses, to serve a growing unhoused population put at greater risk by the pandemic...

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