Oakland ACCE has a Citywide Anti-Displacement Chapter, an East Oakland Chapter, a West Oakland Chapter and the Black Housing Union (BHU).
Oakland ACCE is also a strong supporter of Moms 4 Housing, and provides technical, strategic and legal assistance to the moms in their struggle to assert their right to housing for themselves and their children.
2501 International Blvd, Suite D
Oakland, CA 94601
In the midst of an unprecedented pandemic and recession, ACCE Oakland is fighting for legal protections against evictions, including for those who’ve been unable to pay rent. Building off our experience defending the Moms 4 Housing occupation, we are growing our eviction defense network and preparing to defend our homes in the courts and in our neighborhoods. Evictions are just one tactic in the long history of settler-colonial violence in this country, and we are fighting for transformative change: no evictions on stolen land! Text “No evictions” to 510-871-9041 to join ACCE Oakland’s eviction defense rapid response network. If you are worried about being evicted, email us at [email protected] so one of our organizers can follow up with you.
Oakland tenants were severely rent-burdened before the pandemic - we can’t be expected to shoulder the economic burden of the COVID-19 shutdown. Make corporate real estate pay! After winning the strongest local eviction moratorium in the country, ACCE Oakland is organizing to pressure landlords, banks, and all levels of government to cancel rent for the COVID-19 crisis. Since the first shelter in place order, ACCE has organized dozens of Oakland buildings for a rent strike - tenants are collectively withholding rent to ensure their families can eat and access healthcare during the pandemic and to pressure landlords to negotiate for full rent forgiveness with tenants who just can’t pay. If you want to join the Cancel Rent campaign, email us at [email protected].
Oakland housing is in the middle of a corporate takeover. Trillion dollar corporations are swooping into our city, buying up our homes, and pushing us out so they can make maximum profits. ACCE Oakland is fighting back with the People’s Tenants Union (the PTU), an organizing hub for people living in buildings owned by giant corporate landlords. The PTU has successfully beat back sneaky “capital improvements” rent increases, illegal inspections and investor tours during the pandemic, and an attempt by one trillionaire landlord to skip out on half a million dollars in property taxes. If you live in a building owned by a corporation, reach out to [email protected] to learn how you can get involved!
ACCE Oakland is working shoulder-to-shoulder with city workers, teachers, nurses, and the Anti Police-Terror Project to refund, restore, and reimagine what our city could look like if we divested from racist and harm-perpetuating institutions and invested in the things that really make our communities safe - housing, social services, education, living-wage jobs, and transformative justice. Together, we are fighting against an administration of neoliberal austerity to win a People’s Budget - justice and equity for every Oakland neighborhood.