Oakland Family Needs Your Help to Escape Landlord's Violent Harassment
The Bay Area is in the midst of a housing crisis. But rather than debate the causes or solutions, please take a moment to consider the victims of this crisis.
Victims who are your neighbors. Victims who don't have the resources to protect themselves from threatening, predatory and violent landlords. Victims like this family* in East Oakland.
KPIX CBS News Report: "Oakland Landlord Accused Of Using Violence To Force Family To Leave" - By Da Lin - September 18, 2015
As you can see from the KPIX segment by Da Lin, our Oakland neighbors are terrified. They've been harassed and threatened. They weep openly and fear for their children.
Their rental home was sold recently and the new landlord refuses to accept their rent check, harasses them about moving, and shouts verbal insults. Recently, the landlord slammed the unit's metal security door, injuring their toddler.
This story is all too common. Immigrant families like these neighbors bear the brunt of our housing crisis. They are unjustly at the mercy of landlords or employers who take advantage of them and their situation.
We are all Oaklanders.
We are all Oaklanders, regardless of our origins. Oakland has long been a home for immigrants. East Oakland is one of the most diverse and integrated communities in the US. We must help and protect each other.
This campaign is organized by a group of volunteers who want to help this family resettle in a new safer home. Will you join us and help Oakland neighbors, too?
You can help Oakland neighbors, too.
This family is seeking immediate alternative housing by Ocotober 9, 2015. But they need your help. Your generous support will cover the following:
* Rental Deposit and Moving Costs
* Therapy Sessions at Local Trauma Center
* Legal Services
The need is urgent but the goal of this campaign is long-term. With your generous support, we can help this family flourish in a safe and sustainable living situation.
Funds raised will be distributed directly to the family. Aside from 7.9% taken by GoFundMe and WePay, all of these proceeds will get into the family's hands.
*The family wishes to remain anonymous at this time for their own health and safety. We are not naming the family for their protection. Please respect the family's privacy in this time of crisis. Thank you.