|Oakland Citizens Committee for Urban Renewal (OCCUR)|
|Address||1330 Broadway, Ste. 1030, Oakland, 94612|
1330 Broadway, Ste. 1030, Oakland, 94612
In 1969, the Oakland Black Caucus sued OCCUR through the San Francisco office of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on the basis that the OCCUR organization did not represent Oakland’s minority and low-income communities and so these communities were excluded from the redevelopment process. HUD sided with community leaders in determining that OCCUR was not representative of Oakland’s population and did not adequately fulfill its role as providing the citizen-input element of the redevelopment process. It froze Oakland redevelopment activity until the city could show that its citizen advisory group was actually representative of the city.