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    Dear Oakland Community:

    Did you know that ethnicity and race are related to domestic violence? Oakland is a diverse community which means that there is a high probability of domestic violence. This needs to

    Stopping Domestic Violence in Oakland

    Dear Oakland Community: Did you know that ethnicity and race are related to domestic violence? Oakland is a diverse community which means that there is a high probability of domestic violence. This needs to stop and you can help.  Based on...

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  • Dear Victor, I think your post was very relatable because my family also struggled with housing so I understand this topic and relate to it well. A line that stood out to me was “housing for immigrants is hard because people talk unacceptable about Immigrants and landlords are making an impediment so they don’t rent to immigrants”. This line stood…Read More

  • Melissa commented on the post, Immigrants

    Dear Remigia, I feel that this is a very controversial topic. A line that stood out to me was when you stated, “ They are not stealing jobs but finding opportunities”. This stood out to me because lots of people think that immigrants come here to “steal jobs” and that’s a very common misunderstanding, and although I agree with most of your points,…Read More

  • Dear Edith, I agree with your blog, “Undocumented People Mark Their Spot In The USA” because you mentioned that the U.S. is called the “land of the free” but, immigrants aren’t free, they are controlled and constantly told what they can and can’t do. You also mentioned “The US is a land of immigrants but we treat immigrants like the other”. These…Read More

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    Did you know that from 2014 to 2018 rents have increased by 35%? This all has to do with construction bringing in higher class people/families. Oakland is a beautiful diverse community and lots of community

    Construction is Causing Rent Increase

    Did you know that from 2014 to 2018 rents have increased by 35%? This all has to do with construction bringing in higher class people/families. Oakland is a beautiful diverse community and lots of community members are low or...

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    • Melissa,

      Thanks for writing this insightful article about rental rates in Oakland. While doing your research for this article, did you discover what impact platforms like Airbnb are having on the rental markets? I am use Airbnb and host short term rentals. I wondering in the long term is Airbnb making it more difficult for rent affordability ?

      Reed
      Educator U School

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