Loren Taylor smiling with Oakland Hills in the background and his logo that says "Loren Taylor for Oakland Mayor"
Tackling Homelessness and Building Affordable Housing

Our multigenerational housing and homelessness crisis demands a layered solution—building more housing, protecting our renters, providing mental health and addiction programs, and more—to ensure that everyone in Oakland has a safe, stable place to call home. Ending this cycle is a moral imperative that has been among Loren’s top priorities since his first day in City Hall.

    • Spearheaded the creation of Oakland’s first-ever homeless encampment management policy, which engaged 1,200 Oakland residents in a 9-month planning process as it sought to balance the health and safety of Oakland’s unhoused community with the concerns of residents and businesses
    • Led efforts to enact the Permanent Access to Housing (PATH) plan that seeks to close the racial disparities of homelessness with a multipronged approach around (1) prevention, (2) crisis response, (3) transitional housing, and (4) long-term supportive & affordable housing
    • Chaired the Life Enrichment Committee, leading the Council’s fight to increase investment in homelessness prevention and affordable housing development 
    • Secured $1M from city budget to create a loan program to help small local property owners develop their vacant lots
    • Actively supported development pipeline of more than 820 affordable homes in District 6, where the prior 4 years produced less than 75 units of housing, including:
    • Ace Hardware Lot, 77th & Foothill – The Pacific Company (539 units)
    • Edward Shands Building – Eagle Construction (85 units)
    • 73rd & Foothill Blvd – Black Cultural Zone Community Development Corporation (120 units)
    • Ritchie & MacArthur Blvd – East Oakland Community Development Corporation  (40 units)
    • Genesis Worship Center Parking Lot (21 units)
    • 76th & MacArthur Blvd – Turner Group Construction (19 units)
Loren Taylor with Construction Worker