MGO Meeting on Tuesday, February 8, 7:30 p.m. A Conversation on Housing & Homelessness with Shola Olatoye, Director of Housing and Community Development for the City of Oakland.

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Hello MGO Members and Friends:

Homelessness, street encampments, and the extent of the progress being made in solving these urgent and tragic  situations are top-of-mind for all of Oakland.  Our speaker this coming Tuesday evening is right on point:  We will be joined by Shola Olatoye, Director of Housing and Community Development for the City of Oakland.

Ms. Olatoye leads the city’s strategic development plans to implement Mayor Libby Schaff’s Housing Plan to create and to preserve 17,000 units of affordable housing in the City of Oakland. She manages the $69M “Housing” department where she manages a team of 75 professionals focused on providing deeply affordable through targeted programmatic, policy and financial interventions. Most recently, she is leading the city’s effort to distribute more than $40M in emergency rental assistance while acquiring more than 1,000 hotel/motel rooms to house formerly homeless persons.

Hope to see you on zoom Tuesday evening This event will be from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Register/join the meeting at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEude6qqz0pHdQx6jM0hD4ShO8CF_Uobxx9

To join by phone: 1-669-900-6833
Meeting ID:   853 2725 6370 The Metropolitan-Greater Oakland Democratic Club (MGO) is the oldest Democratic club in Oakland, and has been involved in Oakland politics and public policy for over 60 years.

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