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East Oakland’s Fruitvale and like communities have historically been challenged by inequitable economic development, systemic racism, entrenched poverty, and lack of opportunity. Today our community faces additional pressures such as skyrocketing rents and opportunistic investors that can ultimately lead to displacement.

In the face of such threats, The Unity Council remains committed to an equitable economic and real estate development strategy that benefits our community. Real estate development done right can lead to improved quality of life and the preservation of the people, small businesses, and non-profits that are the fabric of East Oakland.

As part of our strategic plan we leveraged major donor contributions to triple our real estate development capacity and reach the following key milestones:

  • The relaunch of our Real Estate Development Department
  • Posada De Colores Senior Housing rehab
  • Casa Arabella is scheduled to open Fall 2019
  • Predevelopment for the Fruitvale Transit Village Phase II-B.

Read more about our equatable development milestones and programs impact on our 2018 Impact Report. Click on the image below to read the full report.

2018 Impact Report

The Unity Council is a non-profit Social Equity Development Corporation with a 50-year history in the Fruitvale neighborhood of Oakland. Our mission is to promote social equity and improve quality of life by building vibrant communities where everyone can work, learn, and thrive.