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Oakland land trust buys house where homeless moms evicted

Homeless Moms
Posted at 6:40 PM, Oct 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-09 21:41:52-04

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — Homeless moms who were evicted earlier this year from a vacant San Francisco Bay Area house say a land trust has purchased the property and will turn it into transitional housing for homeless people.

Moms 4 Housing announced Friday that the three-bedroom home in West Oakland was purchased by the Oakland Community Land Trust from a real estate investment company.

The house requires extensive renovation and was purchased for $587,500. The group caused a national sensation when the moms and their children moved into the empty house in November, partly to protest the methods of real estate speculators. They were evicted in January.