East Bay Housing Organizations

East Bay Housing Organizations EBHO is a member-driven organization working to create, preserve, and protect affordable housing opportunities for low-income communities in the East Bay by advocating, organizing, educating, and building coalitions.
Affordable Housing promotes vibrant, inclusive communities where all families live in healthy, safe, sustainable and affordable homes that meet their needs. East Bay Housing Organizations (EBHO) is a non-profit membership organization dedicated to working with communities in Alameda and Contra Costa counties to preserve, protect and expand affordable housing opportunities through education, advocacy and coalition building. Since 1984, EBHO’s members have been behind many of the innovative affordable housing initiatives in our communities. EBHO’s membership, made up of nearly 400 organizations and individuals, includes non-profit housing developers, affordable housing and homeless advocates, social service providers, affordable housing architects and builders, fair housing and tenants rights agencies, community organizations, labor unions, environmental organizations, clergy, congregations and inter-faith groups, city and county agencies and staff, affordable housing intermediaries and community lending institutions. Our work is accomplished in three ways: Educating elected officials, planning commissions, civic organizations, neighborhood associations, faith-based and community groups, the business community and the general public about the affordable housing crisis and its solutions. Organizing advocacy campaigns to increase resources for affordable housing development and promote policies that create and preserve affordable housing opportunities. Building strong coalitions with grassroots community and interfaith groups, labor unions, environmental organizations, local business leaders, affordable housing residents and non-profit affordable housing developers to work together and take action. Get involved! If you or your organization would like to learn more about affordable housing or take part in affordable housing advocacy, EBHO can assist through the following activities: ■ Presentations about current innovative affordable housing solutions and policies ■ Tours of affordable housing developments in your community ■ Action alerts, training and information about ways to get involved in campaigns to preserve, protect and expand affordable housing opportunities. For more information about EBHO or to receive additional copies of this guidebook, please contact us at: 538 Ninth Street, Suite 200, Oakland, CA 94607 Phone 510-663–3830 Fax 510-663–3833 E-mail [email protected] www.EBHO.org
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Oakland City Council votes TOMORROW, Tuesday @ 1:30 on whether or not to extend the Oakland Eviction Moratorium. Your ca...
05/18/2020

Oakland City Council votes TOMORROW, Tuesday @ 1:30 on whether or not to extend the Oakland Eviction Moratorium. Your calls and emails are urgently needed to prevent the moratorium from expiring on May 31st. We are still in a crisis, we must keep people in their homes and buy time to organize to #CancelRent and #CancelMortgages.

To send an email, click here bit.ly/OAKMoratorium

Sample script

"My name is ___ and I am a resident of district ____. I am calling to urge you to IMMEDIATELY extend Oakland's eviction moratorium without amendments or delays. We cannot allow Covid-19 to further exacerbate our existing housing crisis by allowing these protections to expire May 31st. City Council must act to protect public health, safety, and community stability. We must protect Oakland renters by keeping them housed."

Look up your council member here
https://www.oaklandca.gov/…/look-up-your-city-council-distr…

CM Kalb/D1:
510-238-7001 (Thank for sponsoring)

CM Bas/D2:
510-238-7002 (Thank for sponsoring)

CM McElhaney/D3:
510-238-7003

CM Thao/D4:
510-238-7004

CM Gallo/D5:
510-238-7005

CM Taylor/D6:
510-238-7006

CM Reid/D7:
510-238-7007

CM Kaplan:
510-238-7008

Oakland City Council votes TOMORROW, Tuesday @ 1:30 on whether or not to extend the Oakland Eviction Moratorium. Your calls and emails are urgently needed to prevent the moratorium from expiring on May 31st. We are still in a crisis, we must keep people in their homes and buy time to organize to #CancelRent and #CancelMortgages.

To send an email, click here bit.ly/OAKMoratorium

Sample script

"My name is ___ and I am a resident of district ____. I am calling to urge you to IMMEDIATELY extend Oakland's eviction moratorium without amendments or delays. We cannot allow Covid-19 to further exacerbate our existing housing crisis by allowing these protections to expire May 31st. City Council must act to protect public health, safety, and community stability. We must protect Oakland renters by keeping them housed."

Look up your council member here
https://www.oaklandca.gov/services/look-up-your-city-council-district-and-representative?fbclid=IwAR1BbpN8ilzQlzn4TRRZeQgRFCX1CjyfQJXc2uhYzSqgpNwwR58ZWPJrejg

CM Kalb/D1:
510-238-7001 (Thank for sponsoring)

CM Bas/D2:
510-238-7002 (Thank for sponsoring)

CM McElhaney/D3:
510-238-7003

CM Thao/D4:
510-238-7004

CM Gallo/D5:
510-238-7005

CM Taylor/D6:
510-238-7006

CM Reid/D7:
510-238-7007

CM Kaplan:
510-238-7008

ACCE Action Oakland Tenants Union East Bay Community Law Center Centro Legal de la Raza Asian Pacific Environmental Network (APEN) East Bay Housing Organizations

Young or young at heart, Bay Rising created a coloring book for this moment. with Design Action Collective. Perhaps some...
05/16/2020
We’re In This Together: A COVID-19 Coloring Book for Organizers of All Ages

Young or young at heart, Bay Rising created a coloring book for this moment. with Design Action Collective. Perhaps some of your drawings will make excellent works of art for our Virtual Art Gallery! If so, share it and tag us! #AffordableHomesForAll #AffordableHousingMonth

https://bayrising.org/resource/coloringbook/

Coloring books have been gaining popularity as grown-up stress-relief tools for a while now. During the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us are dealing with new stresses and caring for children who are home. That's why we created this coloring book, so you and your young ones can enjoy these pages as e

Oakland! Click through to send a letter to city council telling them to vote YES on an extended eviction moratorium.
05/15/2020
Protect Oakland Renters

Oakland! Click through to send a letter to city council telling them to vote YES on an extended eviction moratorium.

Oakland has one of the strongest eviction moratoriums in the country, but it's set to expire May 31st. Click to send a letter to tell City Council they must vote to immediately extend the moratorium now!

City Council's moratorium calls for broader solutions at the state and federal level like mortgage relief and rent forgiveness. We still believe that these are necessary steps to preserve our housing, and we need our strong moratorium to ensure that there is space for these solutions to develop.

ACCE Action East Bay Housing Organizations Centro Legal de la Raza Oakland Tenants Union Asian Pacific Environmental Network (APEN) East Bay Community Law Center

This Sunday is our final conversation as part of EBHO's Affordable Housing Week. Join First Church Berkeley  as they sha...
05/15/2020

This Sunday is our final conversation as part of EBHO's Affordable Housing Week. Join First Church Berkeley as they share their experience rehousing people in collaboration with Berkeley Food and Housing Project and Youth Spirit Artworks. They encourage EBHO and the wider community to join them in considering how this can be replicated on a wider scale. For more information and to RSVP:

http://ebho.org/event/our-first-church-partnership-with-berkeley-food-and-housing/

#AffordableHousingMonth #InThisTogether

Thank you to the cities of Dublin, California, Walnut Creek, California, El Cerrito, Pleasanton, California, and Richmon...
05/15/2020

Thank you to the cities of Dublin, California, Walnut Creek, California, El Cerrito, Pleasanton, California, and Richmond, California for making proclamations declaring May #AffordableHousingMonth as part of our Affordable Housing Week!

Normally, our staff, board, and members would join residents at Council Meetings and public events to connect and read the proclamation together. Now, more than ever, we need each city in the East Bay to dig deep to protect and create affordable homes for all its residents. #InThisTogether

WHEREAS, quality affordable housing is vital to healthy, safe, vibrant, and diverse communities – a fact highlighted by the coronavirus pandemic;

WHEREAS, access to a stable, healthy, affordable home is necessary to take critical steps to preserve individual and public health, such as sheltering-in-place and self-isolation;

WHEREAS, affordable homes are the solution to homelessness, and provide support to seniors, families, youth, veterans, people recovering from illness, and people with disabilities;

WHEREAS, even prior to the coronavirus pandemic, rising housing costs have led longtime residents to be displaced, live in overcrowded and substandard homes, or become homeless, threatening our region’s diversity and economic prosperity;

WHEREAS, creating new permanently affordable homes and preserving and improving existing housing makes for stable, vibrant communities, helping residents maintain community roots, and fostering racial and economic diversity for generations;

WHEREAS, affordable homes close to public transit and jobs reduce greenhouse gas emissions and provide low-income families better access to opportunities and amenities;

WHEREAS, empowering and engaging local resident leaders helps to create better housing, tenant protections, and development policies;

WHEREAS, non-profit organizations, local jurisdictions, community organizations, faith-based groups, and many others continue to build inclusive communities supporting low-income people and those with special needs;

WHEREAS, local jurisdictions play an important role by raising local resources for affordable housing to leverage federal, state and other funds;

WHEREAS, regional housing organizations are continuing to recognize May as Bay Area Affordable Housing Month because the housing crisis and the coronavirus crisis can only be resolved when the entire region takes action to expand affordable housing and stability

#AffordableHousingNow #AffordableHomesForAll

Families with children who are eligible for free or reduced-price meals at school will receive  additional food support ...
05/14/2020
Pandemic EBT

Families with children who are eligible for free or reduced-price meals at school will receive additional food support in the form of Pandemic-EBT cards. Families should look to receive them in the mail starting this week. P-EBT benefits help families in California buy food when schools are closed because of the coronavirus emergency.

Families will get up to $365 per eligible child on their P-EBT card to use on food and groceries.

Families with children who get CalFresh, Medi-Cal or Foster Care benefits do not need to apply. Most will get their P-EBT card in the mail during the month of May. P-EBT cards will begin arriving around May 12, 2020.

Families with children who are eligible for free or reduced-price meals and who do not get their P-EBT card in the mail by about May 22, 2020 must apply online before June 30, 2020. The online application will be available beginning May 22, 2020 at ca.p-ebt.org. For more information visit https://www.cdss.ca.gov/home/pandemic-ebt

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), children who are eligible for free or reduced-price meals at school will get extra food benefits. These food benefits are called Pandemic EBT or P-EBT benefits. P-EBT benefits help families in California buy food when schools are closed because of the coronavirus emerg...

Hayward, California & Emeryville, California low-income residents- a new rental assistance program, "Keep everyone house...
05/14/2020
New coronavirus relief funds launch for struggling East Bay renters

Hayward, California & Emeryville, California low-income residents- a new rental assistance program, "Keep everyone housed," is now available.

"Following the model of an Oakland program credited with preventing thousands of people from becoming homeless, Emeryville and Hayward have launched funds to help renters struggling during the pandemic.

The new initiatives, run by nonprofit Bay Area Community Services, seek to help Emeryville residents pay their June or July rent, and to help Hayward residents pay back rent that was due in April or at the beginning of this month."

#InThisTogether #AffordableHousingMonth

https://www.mercurynews.com/2020/05/14/new-coronavirus-relief-funds-launch-for-struggling-east-bay-renters/

The new funds, modeled after an Oakland initiative launched in 2018, will help qualifying tenants make their rent payments.

"Lastly, the bill provides $4 billion for housing vouchers, which help low-income families afford modest rental housing ...
05/14/2020
House Bill Provides Vital Housing Aid, But More Vouchers Needed

"Lastly, the bill provides $4 billion for housing vouchers, which help low-income families afford modest rental housing in the private market. Without these funds, many state and local housing agencies would have to cut the number of families they assist with vouchers to offset the likely increase in average voucher costs; many voucher holders have lost earnings, so agencies will need to spend more per family to help them afford rent. The funds would also support 100,000 new emergency housing vouchers for people who are homeless, at risk of homelessness, or fleeing domestic violence. These new vouchers are critical because they’re the bill’s only funding for new sustained housing assistance for people who need longer-term help.

Indeed, the final bill should fund far more than 100,000 vouchers. Before the pandemic, 568,000 people in America lacked homes, and mostly lived in group shelters or on the street. Homelessness funds in this bill and the CARES Act, which policymakers enacted in March, would help many of them move to safer, temporary housing but, once that shorter-term rental aid runs out, many of them likely won’t be able to afford housing and could land back on the streets. Vouchers would help people avoid that fate by renting modest housing until they can afford rent on their own."
https://www.cbpp.org/blog/house-bill-provides-vital-housing-aid-but-more-vouchers-needed

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s coronavirus relief bill includes urgently needed funds to help low-income people rent safe, stable housing during the pandemic and deep economic downturn. Without this aid, many could face eviction and homelessness, exposing them to hardship and health risks. The final...

From: The Village in Oakland #feedthepeople & The East Oakland Collective- The overwhelming support makes me want to cry...
05/13/2020
Fill Hotels not Graves organized by The Village and East Oakland Collective

From: The Village in Oakland #feedthepeople & The East Oakland Collective- The overwhelming support makes me want to cry. THANK YOU COMMUNITY! this is amazing! We currently have moved in 31 people ages 10 months to 78 years into hotel rooms. 26 are African American, 4 are Indigenous American, 1 Pilipina. 12 are over the age of 65. 13 have life threatening medical conditions that also compromise their immune system. Five are between the ages of 10 months and 15 years old.

We have spent more than half the funds already and with the remaining funds we can keep all 31 residents in the rooms for another week, plus take on a couple of folks from 37MLK who meet our criteria. (please check out 37MLk's fb page to support getting residents who do not meet our program criteria into hotel rooms too! ALL OF OAKLAND'S UNHOUSED NEED TO BE MOVED INTO HOTEL ROOMS IMMEDIATELY!!!!!!)

and lets keep on pushing so that we don't keep folks in hotels for one more week, but for two more months! and lets double the number of folks in hotels. Will you help us purchase 60 hotel rooms thru July???????

Please cut and paste this messages and send it far and wide!!!!!!!!!

God bless and protect and keep healthy everyone who has contributed to this life saving effort!

California has neglected its catastrophic housing affordability and hom… The Village and East Oakland Collective needs your support for Fill Hotels not Graves

Today! Share &  Like for a chance to win. Then, subscribe to the podcast and listen in!
05/13/2020
Eden Housing

Today! Share & Like for a chance to win. Then, subscribe to the podcast and listen in!

As part of East Bay Housing Organizations' Affordable Housing Week, Eden is thrilled to launch this podcast episode featuring Conor Dougherty, NY Times reporter and author of "Golden Gates: Fighting for Housing in America."

Listen on Spotify: https://bit.ly/EdenAHMSpotify
Listen on iTunes: https://bit.ly/EdenAHMiTunes

‼️ Like or share *this post* (or retweet us @EdenHousing) by 10 pm for a chance to win a signed copy of the book. Winners announced 5/14 ‼️

Our first submission to the #AffordableHousingMonth Virtual Art Gallery is from Theo of Oakland! His drawing shows life ...
05/12/2020

Our first submission to the #AffordableHousingMonth Virtual Art Gallery is from Theo of Oakland! His drawing shows life inside his home - birthdays, religious rituals, meals, daily maitnence, love and togetherness. A safe, stable, quality home that people can afford with the money in their bank account is key to a thriving community. We envision and work for an East Bay where every single person, no matter who they are, where they come from, or how much money they have in their wallet, can come home safe and warm each night.

Will you join us in contributing to the Virtual Art Gallery? Draw/sketch/chalk/paint your vision of an East Bay with #AffordableHomesForAll then tag us in your photo using the hashtag #AffordableHomesForAll or submit it to us via email. For more information on this event, check out the link in our bio and click "Affordable Housing Month Events." #InThisTogether

05/12/2020
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Show your solidarity with affordable housing solutions by updating your profile photo for #AffordableHousingMonth! Changing your photo is easy: go to the link below, search “AHM 2020,” and then save. Show your network that we are #InThisTogether. Visit https://buff.ly/2YVCj1Y

East Bay Housing Organizations
05/11/2020

East Bay Housing Organizations

05/11/2020
Housing Justice and How We Get There

Couldn't make it to the webinar on Saturday: "Housing Justice & How We Get There"? You can view a recording online. It was a great discussion between leaders of four groups with different approaches to how we should expand affordable housing, the first in this week's series of events for EBHO's Affordable Housing Week, part of #AffordableHousingMonth!

Panel discussion on housing policy. Part of EBHO's Affordable Housing Week 2020.

Next week: Join us in hearing from leaders around the region about the possibilities of expanding affordable housing in ...
05/08/2020

Next week: Join us in hearing from leaders around the region about the possibilities of expanding affordable housing in the bay area through a coordinated Bay Area Housing Finance Authority. #InThisTogether #BayAreaHousingForAll

Register for the webinar → https://bayareahousingforall.com/webinar
We must address the Bay Area's housing shortage, and soon. A bold, regional approach coordinated under the new Bay Area Housing Finance Authority could be the key. On May 14, learn more and get involved.

05/08/2020
Affordable Housing: You've Got Questions

Affordable Housing. What does that actually MEAN? How does someone find housing they can afford? How do we create more affordable homes in the East Bay? You've got questions, we've got answers.

To learn more, head over to bit.ly/AHGB20.

#AffordableHousingMonth #InThisTogether #AffordableHomesNow

We're really looking forward to this important conversation next Wednesday between Bay Area Community Services (BACS) an...
05/07/2020

We're really looking forward to this important conversation next Wednesday between Bay Area Community Services (BACS) and All Home about housing for people with extremely low incomes during the pandemic and post-pandemic period. To join us, sign up for this event via the link below.

Wednesday May 13: as part of East Bay Housing Organizations Affordable Housing Week, we are hosting a panel discussion on housing for people with extremely low incomes during the pandemic and post-pandemic period.

Register for the event here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAldeihrzMoHNejt4H581Gn7Cplbb4KgjDK

It's true! Tonight's the night we kick off Affordable Housing Week. You can watch right here via live stream at 7pm PST....
05/07/2020
Virtual Meeting to Kickoff Affordable Housing Week

It's true! Tonight's the night we kick off Affordable Housing Week. You can watch right here via live stream at 7pm PST. It's one week of #AffordableHousingMonth, during which affordable housing advocacy organizations in each region of the Bay host educational and cultural events to expand our knowledge and capacity to win #AffordableHomesForAll. #InThisTogether

https://www.independentnews.com/news/virtual-meeting-to-kickoff-affordable-housing-week/article_e783295a-901c-11ea-bcb4-6b194a1f41c1.html

East Bay Housing Organizations will kick off “Affordable Housing Week” with an online ceremony on Thursday, May 7, to honor community leaders who have made significant contributions to affordable housing.

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ATTN: GREETINGS LANDLORDS and POTENTIAL ROOMMATES! Solo parents and families have an extremely difficult time finding housing. We would be grateful if you consider making your rental available to them, please post it to Conscious Housing for East Bay Families. Thank you kindly! https://www.facebook.com/groups/eb.cal.familyhousing/
Where do I find out about applying and/or open wait list for Affordable Housing in Oakland? How do I get qualified? ~Homeless single (working) Mother
I look forward to May 10th! At your last big week of EBHO events-that I found out about through Dametrius' presentation- Mia was kind enough to point out Mike Pyatok to me, who then invited me to present my idea for housing the homeless (more than half of whom are mentally ill.) I finally did that last March 22nd and gratefully, by forcing myself to organize the presentation around housing, I have been given the direction I needed in order to focus my last 21 years of writing journals, into a more usable, realistic book about the mental health system, and motivated me to write it. I want to say thanks to Mike and Pyatok, Mia and all of you at EBHO who not only care that people need shelter, but who are actually doing something about making housing affordable for everyone. Thank you!
Greetings! I thought you’d be interested in attending or streaming a conference, related to the issue of quality jobs. It’s TODAY, 10 AM-11 AM PST/1 PM-2 PM EST, Oakland, CA. Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf and Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) will be at a press conference at which Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco President and CEO Greg Seibly, FHLB SF Senior Vice President Lawrence Parks and New World Foundation Board Vice Chair Peggy Saika present a $3.2 million check to Pacific Community Ventures to invest in local quality jobs. The CEOs of local business Crave BBQ and Dads Services will be there. Not be missed, the event will be held at The Greenlining Institute Building, 360 14th Street (between Franklin & Webster) Oakland, CA, and it will also be live broadcasted here: http://bit.ly/qualityjobspcv. We’d much appreciate it if you’d attend and share the live feed information with the public.