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Elaine Brown's Groundbreaking $80 Million Development for 100% Affordable Housing Complex

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Affordable Housing Breaks Ground At 1666 7th Street In West Oakland.

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Launch of Oakland housing project could see renaissance for 'Harlem of the West'

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Black-owned Soul on a Roll food truck a success story for the formerly incarcerated.

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Welcome to West Oakland Farms, where Elaine Brown grows an urban farm. From video journalist David Zlutnick in Oakland, California.

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FORMERLY INCARCERATED CHEFS LAUNCH ‘SOUL ON A ROLL’ FOOD TRUCK IN WEST OAKLAND

OAKLAND (BCN) — Four Black chefs, including three who were formerly incarcerated, kicked off their food truck business with free food and music in West Oakland Friday morning.…

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NEW OAKLAND FRIED CHICKEN TRUC HAS A MISSION: HELPING THE FORMERLY INCARCERATED

When GaQuayla LaGrone was released from federal prison in Southern California in 2014, she struggled to find a job to support herself and her young son…

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OAKLAND EXPECTS MORE STATE MONEY FOR HOMELESS HOUSING

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…

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GROUND TO BREAK IN FALL ON LOWER BOTTOMS AFFORDABLE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT

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

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A VISION FOR WEST OAKLAND

Oakland & the World Enterprises (OAW) is a nonprofit organization founded by Elaine Brown, aimed at creating for-profit businesses owned…

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WEST OAKLAND FARMS SOWS SEEDS OF RENEWAL

Three days a week, at the corner of Seventh and Campbell streets in West Oakland, a small team of farmers prunes collard greens, weighs…

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URBAN FARM TO CREATE JOBS

Down the road, Brown wants to add a juice bar, fitness center, grocery store, and tech design space, along with affordable housing on the city-owned…

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AN ACTIVIST’S VISION FOR DEVELOPING LIVES

Elaine Brown sees something else, including an urban farm and a high-rise housing development employing the formerly incarcerated…