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Nov 19 - 2 Homeless Moms Just Moved Into an Investor-Owned Property to Protest Rent Crisis


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Nov 19 - 2 Homeless Moms Just Moved Into an Investor-Owned Property to Protest Rent Crisis
 

 
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Two homeless mothers took over a vacant, investor-owned home in Oakland, California, on Monday to protest a rental crisis that had forced them to live outdoors while they work, go to school, and care for their children.

The women, 34-year-old Dominique Walker and 41-year-old Sameerah Karim, moved into the vacant property with help from community activists, according to the local Mercury News. Both women are part of a collective called Moms 4 Housing, and are living in the house — which has water and electricity — until police force them out. Activists and volunteers say they’re standing by, ready to protect them, if that happens. Walker is a mother to a 1-year-old and 4-year-old, and brought her children with her. She told the Mercury News she’s been homeless since April, after fleeing a domestic violence situation. Karim, who has an adult son, hasn’t had stable housing for five years and is currently trying to earn a nursing degree while working three jobs.

The home is owned by Wedgewood, a company that buys and flips distressed properties, according to KNTV, the Bay Area NBC affiliate. And the moms hope Wedgewood will take notice of just how difficult it is to find a home for a working, single mother, and offer to sell the property to them at an affordable price.

“Housing is a human right,” Walker told the Mercury News. “And today, I’m using that right.”

It's not clear what legal consequences the women might face.

Average rents in Oakland have soared more than 50% since 2012, with the average one-bedroom coming in at about $2,450 a month. That’s while wages have remained relatively stagnant and the population has boomed, thanks to the fast-growing tech sector that’s planted itself in the Bay Area and displaced low-income people in the process. Meanwhile, speculative investors have cashed in by snapping up properties and sitting on them until the value increases enough to make a lucrative sale. There are nearly 4,400 such vacant parcels in Oakland right now, according to the Mercury News.

Of course, that sort of economic climate puts anyone but the very wealthy and secure at risk of homelessness. But female renters — and black women most of all — are at an even higher risk of being evicted by their landlords. Amid the housing crisis, Oakland has seen its homeless population swell by 47% in just two years, to about 4,071 people. The vast majority of those people are longtime residents of Oakland, and most are black. About 40% are women, according to county data.

About a dozen of those women had previously created their own tent encampment on city-owned land, spearheaded by a woman who’d been homeless and without shelter for nearly a year while caring for her daughter. The women considered the encampment vital because they said it protected them from a*sault. However, the city evicted that encampment in December of last year. The city said it had offered them shelter, but women claimed the shelter was inadequate because they couldn’t stay there while working night jobs or caring for young children.

Monday’s protest in Oakland also isn’t the first time homeless people have protested inadequate shelter and unaffordable rent by overtaking vacant properties. In the late ‘80s, amid steep federal cuts to affordable housing programs, homeless advocates repeatedly took over vacant properties to bring awareness to the problem.

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Johnnytusanmi  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x2
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So instead of going at the goverment official you elected who are true blue and compassionate you're trying to force someone to sell you there home for what you believe is affordable. I swear San Francisco is full of retards you leaders are doing nothing for you but you're mad at everyone else. If the housing crisis is so bad limit outside investors. Limit companies who buy and flip homes, get rid of air bnb and creat blocks of where homes have to be residential. Create a rental cap for certain neighborhoods. But instead of doing that all you have to scream is gay rights and equality and you're a super hero.
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 3 weeks ago '05        #3
YoungHope 
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I thought housing should be considered a human right until I saw Hoarders: Buried Alive

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 The Dark Side said
anybody who is too stupid to tell that this f*g**t is russian scum is not going to participate in the revolution nor are you going to receive any reparations when it comes time to hand out what we took from the slavs.
Yea I'm Russian scum because I said San Fran needs to address the housing crisis and homelessness in the city, you exposed me. Guess I'll go back to mother Russia now

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Housing isn't a "human right"

But props to them for finding shelter, and taking advantage of the vacancy!
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 Frasier said
Housing isn't a "human right"

But props to them for finding shelter, and taking advantage of the vacancy!
But why blame the business and not the politicians who allow this to happen?
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 3 weeks ago '14        #7
OCT DION 
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 The Dark Side said
@ @ @ @ @

all added to the list
List of what
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 3 weeks ago '10        #8
DATKIDD121  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x2
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Weirdo a*s n*ggas get a life
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 3 weeks ago '10        #9
t from the 617 
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 The Dark Side said
shut the fu*k up f*g**t
had to throw this on google translate but
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93NinetyFour  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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What do you expect from 2 women named Dominique and Sameerah?
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 3 weeks ago '14        #11
OCT DION 
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 The Dark Side said
shut the fu*k up f*g**t



n*gga if you don't get your paranoid schizophrenic a*s on somewhere
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 The Dark Side said
@ i smell you too f*g**t
Yo @ tell @ to stop tryin too hard from his sh*t alt account like a f*g**t and a half that he is.

 3 weeks ago '19        #13
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Pass an ordinance making it illegal to own vacant properties. Supply will open up and rents will go down. This is a failure of local government. This happened in Palo Alto IIRC.
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 3 weeks ago '05        #14
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 The Dark Side said
autoraptronix said


List of confirmed russian trolls :


1. @Covfefe2020 <- SKULLfu*k PERMABANNED
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NEXT TO DIE ON THE sh*tLIST

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muerte a rusia

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@ this troll edited one of my posts and replaced it with what looks like a hit list, that he's copying and pasting in different threads to spam and harass me and others.


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 3 weeks ago '11        #15
Sin  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x5
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why don't they just move to a more affordable city or state instead of becoming squatters?
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 3 weeks ago '16        #16
NYNY 
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A lotta sh*thousin goin on in this thread

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 Sin said
why don't they just move to a more affordable city or state instead of becoming squatters?
Cuz they stupid I have a friend single mother of 2 kept saying it was too expensive in L.A. packed up moved to N.C. has a bigger place can take vacations ouuta state and no more complaints but stupid people wanna just sit around an complain sh*t Vegas is next door I rent a 6 bedroom with the fam for $1600 think I'm going back to Cali hell naw
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 Johnnytusanmi said
So instead of going at the goverment official you elected who are true blue and compassionate you're trying to force someone to sell you there home for what you believe is affordable. I swear San Francisco is full of retards you leaders are doing nothing for you but you're mad at everyone else. If the housing crisis is so bad limit outside investors. Limit companies who buy and flip homes, get rid of air bnb and creat blocks of where homes have to be residential. Create a rental cap for certain neighborhoods. But instead of doing that all you have to scream is gay rights and equality and you're a super hero.
Right. We should all be Alabama.
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 3 weeks ago '05        #19
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 The Dark Side said
Let the anger k*ll you because when the Hispanics come'a purgin' we will not be gentle
This account will be banned soon. And you're not even Hispanic

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 TheCompanyMan said
Right. We should all be Alabama.
You're a moron trying to be slick. Different regions have different issue. If you're a party representing the poor and middle class and they're having a housing crisis but the rich are profiting why are you doing nothing to fix it?
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 Hoodsta1e11 said
Cuz they stupid I have a friend single mother of 2 kept saying it was too expensive in L.A. packed up moved to N.C. has a bigger place can take vacations ouuta state and no more complaints but stupid people wanna just sit around an complain sh*t Vegas is next door I rent a 6 bedroom with the fam for $1600 think I'm going back to Cali hell naw
The woman said she’s working 3 jobs going to school and homeless with 2 kids

That sounds like a horrible quality of life just to say you live in San Francisco

If i ever need a 2nd job I’m moving
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 3 weeks ago '10        #22
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 Sin said
why don't they just move to a more affordable city or state instead of becoming squatters?


Please no. Then they start voting to make the place they move to the same as the place they had to run from... Let them stay. Please.
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 IITHUNDABR3ADII said


Please no. Then they start voting to make the place they move to the same as the place they had to run from... Let them stay. Please.
hopefully they move and realize how things were run badly
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 3 weeks ago '14        #24
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Well these wack job lefties think they’re entitled to healthcare, education, and food for free too...

What makes you think they don’t feel entitled to people’s property?
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 The Dark Side said
shut the fu*k up f*g**t
I had to translate it too

 Sin said
The woman said she’s working 3 jobs going to school and homeless with 2 kids

That sounds like a horrible quality of life just to say you live in San Francisco

If i ever need a 2nd job I’m moving
I feel you on that one bruh

 FukHowYouFeel said
Well these wack job lefties think they’re entitled to healthcare, education, and food for free too...

What makes you think they don’t feel entitled to people’s property?
So people shouldn't have healthcare and an education?
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