Oakland

Building ADUs in Oakland: The Keys to Equity Program

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For more than 40 years, the Richmond Neighborhood Housing Services (RNHS) has worked tirelessly to undo the harmful effects of racist housing policies that result in redlining, disinvestment, blight and systemic segregation across the East Bay. Its new Keys to Equity Program, created in collaboration with Self-Help Federal Credit Union, the WellNest Company, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, the City of Oakland and the San Francisco Foundation, works directly with Oakland homeowners who are looking to build an accessory dwelling unit (ADU) on their property. Through one-on-one guidance, the program provides the fundamental design, permitting, construction and financing services that often serve as hurdles to building an ADU. Come learn how this important program aims to reverse decades of discriminatory housing practices while alleviating the housing crisis in the East Bay.

  • Nikki Beasley / Richmond Neighborhood Housing Services
  • Lily Steponaitis / Self-Help Federal Credit Union
  • Bobby Arte / The WellNest Company
  • Darin Ranelletti / City of Oakland
  • Sarah Karlinsky / SPUR

 

 

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