Oakland gets $40.7M housing improvement grant

Oakland is one of seven California cities to receive a housing improvement grant from the state, officials announced on Monday. 

Specifically, Oakland will get $40.7 million to develop 673 housing units to residents who earn between 20% and 80% of the area's median income. The money will go to clear away vegetation, installing sewer mains, surfacing roads and make capital improvements. 

The housing units that will get the money are: 

Lake Merritt BART Senior Housing, 285 12th Street, 121 E. 12th Street, Liberation Park Market Hall, Cultural Hub and Residences, West Oakland BART Transit Oriented Development and 
Villa Oakland. 


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The money comes from the State Housing and Community Development department through its Infill Infrastructure Grant Catalytic program.

In total, Oakland has received $53 million in funds from the state. 

Other cities in the Bay Area that got similar grants include: San Francisco was awarded $45 million, El Cerrito got $20 million and Santa Rosa received $9 million.