“The Bay Area News Group reports that Oakland CA saw a 47 percent increase in homelessness since this time in 2017. According to a count conducted in January, there are 4,071 unhoused people in Oakland”(KUKURA). This information explains about people living without housing in the streets will increase because if Oakland or the people don’t make something in respect it could lead to something worse. Homeless are people that are in the streets that they can’t afford a housing. By analyzing the research and doing interviews it shows that Oakland is having more homeless people each year because of the rent increase in the city of Oakland CA and Oakland needs to support them or helping them more than they are.
To begin the cause of homeless on the street is because of the rent has increased in the past years. For example in the info paper by Mayor libby schaaf she informs” through June 30, 2020, is 3.5%.July 1, 2019: 3.5%,July 1, 2018: 3.4%,July 1, 2017: 2.3%”(schaaf) This info tries to inform that each time the rent percentage is increasing for example 2017 was 2.3% but 2018 went to 3.4% increasd by 1.1% and this connects with the homeless people because they don’t have jobs that pay the right amount of money they need to pay for the rent. In a interview to an Oakland resident mother that has been here for 16 years she agrees that rent is the problem. .According to her, homelessness cold stop or go down if rent is controlled. She explained, “ if rent will not increase and so people could pay their homes without the rent getting higher and maybe their might be less homeless people in the streets.” (Chavez) This interview talks about an Oakland resident that could be affected by rent increase because she doesn’t have that money to be paying monthly that could be happening to the other residents or that happened to the homeless that are in the streets.
However if the city of Oakland doesn’t want homeless people stay in the streets they could help them by giving some place to live or sleep in and they could give them some programs that could help them get jobs if they don’t have a job. For example this information talks about giving them were to sleep.In the article Oakland committee approves new plan to address homelessness by David sekiranda it explains “The PATH plan aims at closing the racial disparities of homelessness by providing affordable housing and emergency intervention programs, such as providing beds at shelters, and rehousing people quickly” (Sekiranda). This information talks about helping them by giving were to sleep quickly because they don’t want them to be everywhere in the streets even with the rains. To include the city of Oakland could open new places to put the homeless people. For example in “Oakland’s per-capita homeless rate is higher than San Francisco and Berkeley” “The city of Oakland has four sites the Mayor calls “Cabin Communities”, offering beds in backyard sheds to 118 transitioning from homelessness. ”(Pena)This information tells that if Oakland make spaces for the homeless their would be no homeless in the streets;and the mayor could adopt more places to make more cabins for homeless.
To conclude, by analyzing the research and doing interviews it shows that Oakland is having more homeless people each year because of the rent increase in the city of Oakland CA and Oakland needs to support them or help them more than they are. For example Oakland could open a new housing for the homeless people “ Oakland opens fifth cabin site for homeless in West Oakland”“The city of Oakland opened its fifth “Community Cabins” site Wednesday in hopes of clearing homeless encampments on the West Oakland-Emeryville border and helping homeless people transition to permanent housing. As the city’s largest site, it will serve 76 people who are currently living in encampments near 35th”( McBride) If Oakland don’t keep helping this homeless people to get help or support from the city of Oakland next year there could be more homeless than 2019 and that would be awer fault for not doing nothing.
Chavez , Areli, and Maria Navarro. “Homeless and Rent Interview.”
I interviewed her 12/1/2019 I chose to interview her because she has been here in Oakland CA for 16 years so she knows how it has changed in the past years.
Kukura, Joe. “Oakland’s Homeless Population Has Skyrocketed Nearly 50% In Two Years.” SFist, SFist – San Francisco News, Restaurants, Events, & Sports, 24 July2019,sfist.com/2019/07/24/oaklands-homeless-population-had-skyrocketed-nearly-50-in-two-years/#:~:targetText=The%20Chronicle%20explains%20that%20Oakland,at%20940%20per%20100%2C000%20people.
This article is credible because it was published on july 24 2019 and talks about Oakland and this info comes from San francisco.
McBride, Ashley. “Oakland Opens Fifth Cabin Site for Homeless in West Oakland.” SFChronicle.com, San Francisco Chronicle, 3 July 2019, www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/Oakland-opens-fifth-cabin-site-for-homeless-in-14070699.php.
This article Is credible because it was published in july 3 2019 and it has true in formation because it comes from San Francisco Chronicle
“Learn More About CPI & Allowable Rent Increases.” City of Oakland, 2019, www.Oaklandca.gov/resources/learn-more-about-allowable-rent-increases.
This source is credible because it was published by the Mayor Libby Schaaf and has been published by 2018 and updated by 2019.
Pena, Luz. “Oakland’s per-Capita Homeless Rate Is Higher than San Francisco and Berkeley.” ABC7 San Francisco, 24 July 2019, abc7news.com/society/oaklands-per-capita-homeless-rate-is-higher-than-san-francisco-and-berkeley/5414217/#:~:targetText=Oakland%20has%20a%20homeless%20population,Oakland%20and%20Alameda%20County%20officials.&targetText=OAKLAND%2C%20Calif.,officials%3A%20Oakland%20has%204%2C071%20homeless.
This source is credible because it was published in july 24 2019 and it comes from the news abc 7.