This project is essential because as a non-profit with limited funding, having a HR person onsite is not always in the budget. In addition to being a nonprofit, if there is an audit violation there a can be fees associated.
OCCUR is committed to its mission: "To positively and effectively design and implement programs and services that improve the lives and conditions of low income residents, neighborhoods and communities. OCCUR serves as a facilitator and catalyst bringing together neighborhood residents, merchants and government to strengthen and stimulate the economic development potential of emerging communities".
The Oakland Citizens Committee for Urban Renewal (OCCUR) is a non-profit founded in 1954 in Oakland, California. OCCUR's founding members' objective for this organization was to confront the issues relating to emerging poverty, urban blight and increased migration by populations of color. 60 years later, OCCUR now serves as a role as an intermediary and public service policy organization, OCCUR provides critical services and programs in community technology, nonprofit capacity building, consumer education and civic engagement.