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OPDC Announces New Executive Director

The Oakland Planning and Development Corporation (OPDC) is pleased to announce and welcome to its team Wanda Wilson as Executive Director. OPDC is a community-based organization dedicated to maintaining the vitality of Oakland through planning, development, community engagement, and job placement services. Ms. Wilson is a committed and experienced leader in community development, nonprofit management, […]

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Peoples Oakland in the News

Oakland Planning’s NPP partner, Peoples Oakland, was in the news today! WDUQ 90.5 FM Radio featured Peoples Oakland in a story they did about possible cuts to social services in the state budget. The story talked about drop-in centers as valuable tools in the mental health community that may be terminated as a result of […]

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Despite rain, 4th Furniture Sale successful!

The 4th Annual Oakland Furniture Sale was held on August 28th and 29th and even though rain showers made us change the location of the sale, we were able to raise $5,500 to help fund the Furniture Recycling Program in 2010. The big event was held at the former Three Rivers Fitness Center on Fifth […]

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Furniture Sale in the News!

Check out our GREAT Feature Story on KDKA! – http://kdka.com/video/?id=61935@kdka.dayport.com Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: http://community.post-gazette.com/blogs/citywalkabout/archive/2009/08/25/holey-couches-batman.aspx Pop City – Pittsburgh: http://www.popcitymedia.com/forgood/furnituresale0826.aspx?utm_campaign=Hot%20to%20Trot&utm_medium=Email&utm_source=VerticalResponse&utm_term=Oakland%20P%26D%27s%204th%20Annual%20Furniture%20Recycling%20Program%20and%20Sale Trib P.M. – http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/lifestyles/fashion/s_640497.html?source=rss&feed=7

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Get your Oakland “Trash Talk” magnet TODAY!

CHECK IT OUT!! The 2009-2010 Oakland “Trash Talk” magnets have arrived! The magnet features a trash and recycling calendar for Central and South Oakland as well as important information on the City’s rules and regulations for pickup. Pick up a magnet at OPDC’s office TODAY or contact us and we can drop off a magnet […]

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Book for Sale: Historic Oakland by Clifford C. Ham

Historic Oakland is a collection of articles written by the late Clifford C. Ham for The Oakland Newspaper between 1989 and 1995. The Oakland Newspaper was a monthly publication by OPDC that kept residents aware of what was happening in their neighborhood while contributing to the vitality of Oakland. The book was edited by Clifford’s […]

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Preserving Affordable Housing in West Oakland

When Oakland Planning and Development Corporation (OPDC) purchased the 30-unit apartment building at 141 Robinson Street in December of 2008, it had one goal in mind: to preserve quality affordable housing in Oakland. The building is in a prime location in West Oakland, as it sits within a block of Carlow University and three major […]

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