Evicted Oakland Squatter-Moms Buy That Vacant House — Updated

people carrying Moms 4 Housing banner
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Moms 4 Housing marching in Oakland California.

Update: Since publishing this post on January 24, 2020, one of the activists who supported the squatter moms plans to stand for a November election to Oakland’s City council. Read more at The Mercury News: Moms 4 Housing mastermind runs for Oakland City Council

Stage-managing the moms’ success described below, might yet be a useful political stepping stone towards curbing both house-flipping speculation and rising homelessness.


Fabulous news for the evicted moms. A totally meaningless victory in a war that desperately needs to be fought against house flipping? Or has something important been achieved here beyond a house for two moms?

From abc7NEWS: Moms 4 Housing: Oakland moms reach deal to buy vacant house they squatted in for 2 months

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