Our Purpose

We build a better Oakland and help neighbors thrive.

Our Vision

Oakland is a beautiful, well-designed, sought-after neighborhood in which a diverse mix of residents and visitors flourish.

Our Values

We value Oakland’s neighborhoods as places of true community.

We value inclusive planning, with input from as many neighbors as possible.

We value giving people access to opportunities and tools for success.

We value collaboration among neighbors and prioritize partnerships.

Diversity and Inclusion Statement

We affirm and celebrate diversity of thoughts, ideas, beliefs, experiences, and the inclusion of all people regardless of their race, range of mental and physical ability, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, political perspective, nation of origin, family structure, marital status, education background, financial means, or age. We are an equal opportunity employer and housing provider.

Anti-Racism Statement

OPDC is an anti-racism organization. We strive to create an environment where all our employees and community members are valued, regardless of their race, skin color, immigration status, or faith. We recognize that as a community development organization, we must be willing to identify and have uncomfortable dialogue about the systems of oppression that challenge us in all areas of our work.

Equal Housing Opportunity

We are pledged to the letter and spirit of the policy of achievement of equal housing opportunity.  We encourage and support an affirmative advertising and marketing program in which there are no barriers to obtaining housing on the basis of race, religion, gender, national origin, disability, family status, or age.