"As the San Francisco Bay Area experienced its rapid changes as the population exploded. And in some ways, even as a diversity in the bay area exploded the folks who you didn't see, in those new faces, those new careers, those new ways of being where black and brown folks, particularly legacy and long time black and brown Oaklanders"-Noni Sessions
In this episode our featured voice is the Executive Director of the East Bay, Permanent Real Estate Cooperative Noni Session. We wanted to host the east bay permanent real estate cooperative on the show because they have developed a unique grass roots model to address some of the systemic housing and community issues that have faced our communities for over the last 50 plus years. To find out more about the east bay permanent real estate cooperative programs as well as getting engaged as an investor and volunteer please go to EBPREC dot org
To find out more about other nonprofits supporting our artists, low-income community members with unique housing models, please listen back to our interview with Kathryn Reasoner and Ian Winters from Vital Arts and Northern California Land Trust in episode 70
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