Why it matters to educators:
Oakland has limited affordable housing for those who make less than 120% of the Area Median Income. The average Oakland teacher in 2015 was making $55,000
, equivalent to ~85% of Area Median Income for a one-person household (click here to see where you fall on the affordable housing AMI index
and visit the Mayor’s Housing Cabinet website below to learn more)
. As a result, our students and colleagues are being forced to find more affordable options which often that means leaving Oakland completely. This measure would add protected housing inventory, which will enable students to remain in their schools, families to remain in the city, and educators to live where we work.
KALW.org, Why Are Teachers Leaving Oakland?.
Dalmas, Jeremy, April 21, 2015. Retrieved from http://kalw.org/post/why-are-teachers-leaving-oakland#stream/0