On Monday, April 25, Oakland City Council held a special meeting with the Youth Advisory Commission to give an informational report on youth homelessness in Oakland. Nationally each year, close to 4.2 million youth and[Read more]
On any given night, over half a million Americans experience homelessness. A 2019 count indicated more than 4,000 unhoused residents live in Oakland. Resheemah White, also known to friends as “RoRo,” was one of them[Read more]
Thanksgiving came early for unhoused East Oaklanders at more than 75 encampments with Feed the Hood 19 last weekend. More than 100 volunteers were involved with this effort as meals and personal care kits were[Read more]
Oakland Voices correspondent Kat Ferreira digs into the history of unhoused populations in Oakland, from Pipe City to the current encampments at the same location.
Editor’s Note: We asked our alumni and correspondents to reflect on 2020, and/or what to look forward to in 2021. Below, poet/writer Aqueila M. Lewis reflects on what a year 2020 has been for her[Read more]
In the midst of a global pandemic, Aqueila Lewis and her family move to Vegas to seek more affordable housing.
Oakland Police arrest two homeless outreach workers at gunpoint in a case of mistaken identity. One man was arrested, cited, and released.
Editor’s Note: Aqueila M. Lewis-Ross is an Oakland Voices Alumna correspondent who participated in the 2015-2016 cohort. Lewis, who previously lived in Oakland for 12 years, has struggled with being unhoused and is not alone.[Read more]