Who's Jacking Up Housing Prices in West Oakland? 

Answer: Large-scale investors. They're snapping up foreclosed houses in the city's flatlands, and then selling or renting them at prices that many residents can't afford.

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"[The activity of investors in Oakland’s housing market is] transferring homes where people have lived a long time, raised families, been part of the community, to younger folks, mostly white." And,"[investors are] taking advantage of the [housing] crisis to accelerate gentrification.”

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