Properties - The Newton Home
The Newton Home is located in the East Lake district of Oakland. The house was built in 1906 by the prominent Seulberger family of Oakland horticulturists and florists, and has been designated a historical landmark. The owner has been very sympathetic in selling the property below market value so that the residents can enjoy permanently affordable, resident controlled housing.
Since 2008, this house has provided affordable housing for a collective of people of color, women, men, queer and trans people. This house has become a safe and affirming home for people who are being forced out of the Bay Area by rising rents. We are excited to be working with the owner and residents to make this permanently affordable housing.
Recently formed, Newton House Collective has teamed up with the Bay Area Community Land Trust to preserve the Newton Home at 285 Newton Avenue as a Land Trust. Since the 1980s, this home has been the base of various collective formations comprised of creatives and professionals alike. Since 2008, the home has been reliable and affordable housing for people who might otherwise be unable to stay in Oakland due to the rising costs of rent and systemic marginalization.
The efforts towards a Land Trust partnership would preserve the home as accessible and safe for us and future generations who dream of calling Oakland home.
We look forward to getting to building a stronger community, together!