Oakland Tax-Defaulted Properties Pilot

Hello Housing is collaborating with three local developers to transform 26 vacant, tax-defaulted lots in Oakland into permanently affordable housing for low-and-moderate income residents. Twenty-four properties will be developed into single-family homes sold to low-and-moderate income homebuyers and two properties will be developed into multifamily affordable rental units housing approximately 14-19 low-income renters.

Construction on the first homes is now underway with initial occupancy on several of the homeownership properties taking place in late 2018 and early 2019. In addition to 24 homes for affordable homeownership, the Pilot includes two rental properties, which are now in very early stages of design and planning. For information on upcoming rental units, please check back later or sign-up for updates from Hello Housing through Stay Connected.

Oakland Pilot Goals

In partnership with the City of Oakland and the Alameda County Treasurer-Tax Collector’s Office, Hello Housing worked for over two years to develop a novel process to acquire formerly blighted and tax-defaulted properties for affordable housing. The Project has multiple housing and community development goals:

  • Create new affordable housing units in the face of an escalating County-wide housing crisis.
  • Return abandoned properties to the tax rolls.
  • Curb excessive and continuous City clean-up costs associated with blight and illegal dumping on these lots.
  • Enhance the vitality of Oakland neighborhoods long impacted by blight and vacancy.

Learn more about the Pilot

Download the joint press release.
View the Housing Opportunities and how to apply.

Get to know our Developer Partners

Presidio Realty Advisors, LLC
Silvermark Construction Services, Inc.
Construction Resource Center

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Matt Franklin, President of MidPen and Hello Housing board president, believes everyone deserves quality, affordable housing.

Michelle is a proud new homeowner who purchased a Hello Housing NSP home in San Lorenzo.

Board Member Rick Jacobus is a national expert using data, not anecdote, to design more impactful affordable homeownership programs.

Mardie Oakes, President, blends finance, design and development to make places people thrive.

Jennifer Duffy, Vice President, turns opportunity into action with the Hello Housing team.

Apple lives in a new type of housing made possible by Senate Bill 962, sponsored by former Senate pro Tem Darrell Steinberg.

Larry shares a duplex with two housemates in an innovative residential program called the Family Teaching Model.

Tien is a proud new owner of an affordable home in Newark, as well a box full of tools to make home repairs easy.

Matt Warner, Program Director for Hello Stewardship, makes affordable homeownership happen.