“Evictorbook” Data Tool Launches in San Francisco & Oakland
We are excited to announce the recent launch of Evictorbook, a web-based tool that provides key data about properties, landlords, and the complicated webs of corporate ownership behind them – all in one place! Evictorbook helps housing organizers, tenants, and community-based developers in San Francisco and Oakland resist displacement and advance community ownership of housing. Check out SFGate’s article for more info about the launch! – Housing Activists Launch ‘Evictorbook’ To Highlight Landlord Eviction Histories In SF, Oakland
“People deserve to know who owns their community… Evictorbook will help communities most impacted by speculation to organize, fight to help us acquire properties, and keep people rooted in Oakland by bringing homes into permanently affordable community ownership.”Alex Acuña, Oakland Community Land Trust
GCC is proud to support the Anti-Eviction Mapping Project (AEMP) and partners at the Oakland Preservation Table* to develop this data tool. Evictorbook increases transparency about who owns what, untangling complex corporate networks to show who is really driving and profiting from the Bay Area’s housing crises. It allows users to look up an address or corporation in San Francisco or Oakland and see what other properties are linked to the same owner. This information, alongside data about past evictions, code violations, and building permits, can help tenants and organizers fight back against corporate landlords and their harmful practices. Evictorbook also helps community land trusts and other developers proactively identify and evaluate properties for preservation and permanent affordability.
* The Oakland buildout of Evictorbook was funded through a SPARCC technical assistance grant. The Oakland Preservation Table (which includes ACCE Oakland, Asian Pacific Environmental Network, Causa Justa, Public Advocates, OakCLT, and East Bay Permanent Real Estate Collaborative) is part of Bay Area for All, the regional SPARCC formation anchored by GCC, Urban Habitat, and BARHII.