Your Call: Can nonprofits survive the real estate crisis?
In an increasingly tough real estate market, how can vital community based organizations survive?
There’s been a nonprofit migration from San Francisco to downtown Oakland in search of cheaper rent. But with a vacancy rate of only five percent — one of the lowest in the nation — Oakland’s urban core is now increasingly inaccessible too.
What does this mean for these groups and the people they serve?
Brandon Nicholson, founder and executive director of The Hidden Genius Project
Marisa Raya, City of Oakland Economic & Workforce Development analyst
Joanne Lee, director of consulting services and program development with the Northern California Community Loan Fund