“Centro Legal de la Raza applauds Oakland voters for passing Measure Y on the November 6th ballot, which provides crucial eviction protections for tenants living in two- and three-unit owner-occupied buildings. This measure will help prevent homelessness and tenant displacement by protecting low-income families, mothers and children, immigrants, and historic Black residents.

After representing individuals and families affected by the “Just Cause” exemption, we are proud to have worked with local officials to put Measure Y on the November ballot. Throughout our fifty-year history, Centro has seen first-hand the rising need for stronger legal protections for Oakland tenants and through our Tenant’s Rights Program, we have provided legal services to those facing eviction, unaffordable rent increases, unsafe housing, harassment and discrimination.

We will work closely with Councilmembers Kalb and Gallo, community advocates, and tenant organizations to ensure Oaklanders understand the expanded protections passed under Measure Y, and we will continue to support efforts that prevent unjust evictions and displacements across Oakland.”