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.
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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

Mission: East Bay Housing Organizations (EBHO) is a 30 year-old 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.

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Food assistance and in some cities, rental assistance are available. The pandemic has amplified the need for food, affor...
12/24/2020

Food assistance and in some cities, rental assistance are available. The pandemic has amplified the need for food, affordable housing, and rental assistance in our communities. It has amplified already existing racial and economic inequity. It's not okay, and as we work to change it, we want everyone to get the support they need to get through.

Our COVID19 support page can help link people and the food assistance, undocumented relief funds, emergency rental assistance funds, and more to support people who've lost income due to the pandemic: http://ebho.org/resources/covid19-get-support/

For critical, short-term housing assistance such as emergency shelter, legal advice, and foreclosure assistance, see our ongoing Resource Pages: http://ebho.org/resources/looking-for-housing/direct-support/

#GetSupport #RentalAssistance #COVID19 #KeepFamiliesHoused

Remote work has given many median and higher-income workers a range of roomier, more affordable housing options. But, th...
12/23/2020
How remote work will affect California’s housing crisis | CalMatters

Remote work has given many median and higher-income workers a range of roomier, more affordable housing options. But, the trend is unlikely to meet the critical housing needs of lower-income workers whose jobs are done through manual labor, service work, or unpaid care work. EBHO's Executive Director, Gloria Bruce, talked with Matt Levin at Cal Matters about it:

“Let’s keep in mind there’s a whole segment of the housing market that won’t see a big change in rent,” said Gloria Bruce, executive director of the East Bay Housing Organizations. “I don’t really think remote work does much for people who are overcrowded, where they were already spending 50% of their income on rent.”

Ironically, Bruce says it’s possible the rise of remote work could unleash a new wave of gentrification in the far-flung suburbs lower income households have fled to over the past two decades. Places like Vallejo in the Bay Area, or Palmdale and Landcaster in Southern California, could see an acceleration of a pre-pandemic trend: an influx of higher-income remote workers searching for more space.

“People of color and poorer people keep being the ones who have to make room for the housing market desires of those who are higher up the income scale,” said Bruce. “It’s just another version of what we’ve been seeing in various ways for decades.”

https://calmatters.org/housing/2020/12/remote-work-california-housing-crisis/?.=

The long-term implications for housing will likely benefit higher-earning workers and hurt lower income Californians.

We're hiring an Administrative Associate/Assistant! We are seeking someone who cares about ensuring in everyone in the E...
12/22/2020
Now Hiring: Administrative Associate

We're hiring an Administrative Associate/Assistant! We are seeking someone who cares about ensuring in everyone in the East Bay has an affordable home, and who is passionate about providing critical backbone support to a dynamic, diverse and hard-working team. We will be hiring an Assistant or an Associate, depending on experience.

Click below to read the full-time hourly position and information on how to submit your application.

Please, share with your highly organized friends!
http://ebho.org/now-hiring-administrative-associate/

#NowHiring #AdministrativeAssociate #HousingJustice #affordablehomesforall

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Administrative Associate: Full Time (Hourly, Non-Exempt) East Bay Housing Organizations (EBHO) is a member-driven organization that preserves, protects and expands affordable housing opportunities through education, advocacy, organizing and coalition building. This dynamic non-profit membership

EBHO Staff share updates on our work in 2020. From eviction moratoria, racial justice in budgeting and regional planning...
12/21/2020
EBHO's 2020 Recap

EBHO Staff share updates on our work in 2020. From eviction moratoria, racial justice in budgeting and regional planning, to Community Benefits in the Howard Terminal development and faith organizing, we have made an impact this year to #KeepFamiliesHoused, preserve existing affordable homes, and ensure more of our neighbors can come safely home in the years ahead with new affordable housing. See more at: https://youtu.be/1gbffVm5fiM

#2020Review #YearInReview #EndofYear #2020 #EndHomelessness #AffordableHomesForAll

2020 has been quite a year, and through it, EBHO rooted into our mission of ensuring low-income East Bay residents have a quality affordable home. Hear more ...

"A surge in COVID cases has made some officials push to extend emergency programs that have sheltered thousands of unhou...
12/21/2020
Alameda County, San Francisco vote to extend COVID hotels

"A surge in COVID cases has made some officials push to extend emergency programs that have sheltered thousands of unhoused Bay Area residents in hotels during the pandemic — and which some experts say have been crucial in protecting people from COVID-19."

"n Alameda County, the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday voted unanimously to extend the lease on the Marina Village Inn in Alameda through January, at a cost of $375,646. The Rodeway Inn in Berkeley also will continue serving unhoused guests until Jan. 31, at a cost of $301,990. Another two hotels — the Radisson in Oakland and the Residence Inn in Livermore, will remain open until the end of February, at a cost of $3.66 million and $1.53 million, respectively."

#KeepFamiliesHoused #EndHomelessness

https://www.mercurynews.com/2020/12/15/alameda-county-votes-to-extend-some-covid-hotels/

Pandemic programs housing homeless residents in hotels are winding down, but two votes Tuesday gave hotel residents a bit more time.

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12/21/2020
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Concord Clayton Pioneer

The Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano will be at Mount Diablo High School (2450 Grant St.) in Concord on Monday, Dec. 21 with a drive-thru food distribution from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Stop by for a box of supplemental food (one per household) and bag of produce. You do NOT need to be a Concord resident to participate. First-come, first-served while supplies last. Click below to read more.

#foodbank #foodinsecurity #fooddonations #helpinghand #seasonofgiving

Residents of Unincorporated Alameda County: Apply for Rental Assistance Now. The application deadline is December 28th. ...
12/18/2020

Residents of Unincorporated Alameda County: Apply for Rental Assistance Now. The application deadline is December 28th.

Centro Legal de la Raza is administering an emergency rental assistance program to disburse $5 million in federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”) funds. Funds will be used to provide rental assistance to low-income tenants in unincorporated Alameda County who have lost work or income due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The application period opens on November 17, 2020 and will remain open until funds are exhausted or December 28, 2020, whichever comes sooner. Approved households can receive past due rent of up to 9 months or up to $18,000, whichever is less.

Read more about qualifications and apply here; https://www.centrolegal.org/rental-assistance/

#KeepFamiliesHoused #RentalAssistance #AlamedaCounty #CherrylandCalifornia #CastroValley #SanLorenzoCalifornia in: Castro Valley, California

If you are a resident of the City of Alameda, the City is accepting online applications for those seeking COVID-19 rent ...
12/18/2020
City of Alameda Application Manager

If you are a resident of the City of Alameda, the City is accepting online applications for those seeking COVID-19 rent relief. APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY SUNDAY, DECEMBER 20th

The grants are up to $3,500 for residents of Alameda. There are important restrictions you must review to determine if you qualify. The deadline to apply is December 20. Learn more here and complete your application at: https://cityofalameda.submittable.com/submit

#RentRelief #AlamedaStrong Alameda Renters Coalition Alameda Point Collaborative City of Alameda - Local Government #keepfamilieshoused

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"Friends - now is the moment to re-group: to re-assess where we are at and re-tool ourselves for the work ahead." People...
12/18/2020

"Friends - now is the moment to re-group: to re-assess where we are at and re-tool ourselves for the work ahead."

People of faith committed to justice - join Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity, Faith Alliance for a Moral Economy - FAME, and East Bay Housing Organizations for a Faith-Rooted Organizing Training January 8-9. It's a fully Zoom'd session (With breaks) suitable for new and seasoned activists alike that focuses on returning to our deep-rooted faith commitments to justice, compassion and repair.

There is a suggested donation on a sliding scale of $30-$75, but no one is turned away for lack of funds. Register through the link below and make a difference for today and tomorrow!

"Friends - now is the moment to re-group: to re-assess where we are at and re-tool ourselves for the work ahead."

That's why our friends at Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity, Faith Alliance for a Moral Economy - FAME, and East Bay Housing Organizations are putting together a Faith-Rooted Organizing Training January 8-9. It's a fully Zoom'd session (With breaks) suitable for new and seasoned activists alike that focuses on returning to our deep-rooted faith commitments to justice, compassion and repair.

There is a suggested donation on a sliding scale of $30-$75, but no one is turned away for lack of funds. Register through the link below and make a difference for today and tomorrow!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1hjWtlJKN805cZCypxZs2Rs9uNjLofGAoVYCoRTb99q8/viewform?gxids=7628&edit_requested=true

The City of Concord unanimously voted to direct $900,000 CBGB-C funds for rental assistance and tenant legal support wit...
12/17/2020
Concord disperses more funds to fend off evictions, provide legal aid

The City of Concord unanimously voted to direct $900,000 CBGB-C funds for rental assistance and tenant legal support with Centro Legal de la Raza & Shelter, Inc..

“These services will be provided to Concord tenants regardless of immigration status. They are critical to keeping people housed and to combatting the ongoing health risks of the COVID-19 pandemic,” she added.

The city’s partner agencies helped develop the recommendations the council adopted. Groups included Monument Impact, Shelter, Inc., Raise the Roof, East Bay Housing Organizations and Centro Legal de la Raza."

As the year turns into January, we will need each of you in community calling and write state, city, and county officials to ensure everyone in the Bay Area keeps their housing through the pandemic and beyond, and unhoused people are able to move into stable, affordable housing. #RentReliefNow #AffordableHomesForAll #KeepFamiliesHoused
With: Raise the Roof Concord Monument Impact
https://pioneerpublishers.com/PPublishers/concord-disperses-more-funds-to-fend-off-evictions-provide-legal-aid/

CONCORD, CA—The Concord City Council unanimously approved a multi-prong strategy on Dec. 1 to use more than $900,000 in federal funds to assist residents deemed at highest risk of eviction due to financial hardships caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The city received an additional $935,572 in Commu...

This year has challenged our communities in profound ways, taking lives and jobs and shifting how we can gather and take...
12/16/2020
Anchored through Upheaval: 2020 year in review

This year has challenged our communities in profound ways, taking lives and jobs and shifting how we can gather and take action. Amidst this, we joined our partners and community members in winning eviction moratoriums in 23 municipalities across the East Bay. We turned out at the ballot box to give ourselves a fighting chance at the future. Our staff pivoted to meet the needs created by the pandemic and to sustain years-long projects to build a just, equitable, and affordable East Bay.

Read more about EBHO's Impact in 2020. If you are able, please donate to support our work as we turn and face what needs to be done in 2021 to protect tenants from eviction, secure financial relief, and ensure our communities have the affordable housing we so critically need.

https://ebho.salsalabs.org/2020yearinreview

#affordablehomes #Affordablehousingforall #impact2020 #yearinreview

See EBHO's impact in 2020 and if you're able, donate to support our work in facing eviction moratoriums, preserving and expanding affordable housing in 2021.

Contra Costa County Residents: Financial Assistance to help cover rent and utilities missed because of the pandemic has ...
12/14/2020
SHELTER, Inc. : Rental Assistance Self-Service Registration : Rental Assistance Application - English

Contra Costa County Residents: Financial Assistance to help cover rent and utilities missed because of the pandemic has been allocated from the County Board of Supervisors.

You can apply for assistance here: https://shelterinc.org/renthelp/

#RentRelief #RentalAssistance #pandemicrelief

Thank you for visiting our Rental Assistance registration page. Please complete the information below. If you are qualified to receive rental assistance, we will contact you by email within 3 business days.

"In the cold and wet winter months, when it’s even more dangerous than usual to sleep outside, Oakland and neighboring c...
12/11/2020
COVID-19 leaves unhoused Oaklanders with few options for winter shelter

"In the cold and wet winter months, when it’s even more dangerous than usual to sleep outside, Oakland and neighboring cities typically offer additional homeless shelter beds. This year, concerns around COVID-19 have prompted service providers and local governments to scale back those emergency shelter options."

The Oaklandside has created a list of winter shelters available this winter in Alameda County in addition to the year-round shelter resources. Click the article to see sites and contact information or call 211 to speak with a county navigator.

As the temps grow colder this weekend we hope you stay safe and take care of each other the best ways we can. We have a list of shelter information, legal aid, and other emergency housing resources here: http://ebho.org/resources/looking-for-housing/direct-support/

https://oaklandside.org/2020/12/10/covid-19-leaves-unhoused-oaklanders-with-few-options-for-winter-shelter/

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#endhomelessness #wintershelter #emergencyshelter

Safety concerns have closed many emergency shelters that typically offer refuge for the unhoused from the cold. Here's a list of where to find emergency shelter in Alameda County this winter.

Berkeley Food and Housing Project is one of the many nonprofit members of EBHO providing critical housing support for me...
12/08/2020
Share the Spirit: Transitional housing helps East Bay veteran put the dark times behind, regain his life

Berkeley Food and Housing Project is one of the many nonprofit members of EBHO providing critical housing support for members of our community. Read more about Christopher Underwood's experience in transitional housing through BFHP's Veterans Transitional Housing Program.

"Underwood said he can see those years differently now, after getting help from the Berkeley Food and Housing Project. The organization offered him temporary housing and skills training through its Veterans Transitional Housing program.

With funding from the Department of Veterans Affairs, project staff can provide veterans with support to find and keep housing, including the modest condominium where Underwood is now living in Oakland’s Kennedy Tract neighborhood near 29th Avenue and the Park Street Bridge. Some veterans stay with the program from between six to 24 months, some less.

“I needed help with permanent housing for my son and I,” Underwood said. “They were really on it. My case manager went through the program and its expectations. Going through orientation and enrollment, I found them to be caring and attentive.”

https://www.eastbaytimes.com/2020/12/08/share-the-spirit-transitional-housing-helps-veteran-put-the-dark-times-behind-regain-his-life/

#AffordableHousing #TransitionalHousing #EndVeteranHomelessness #EndHomelessness #investincommunity

Christopher Underwood served his country for more than two decades. With help from a longtime local nonprofit, he can say his richest and most rewarding duties are still ahead of him.

SUCCESS. We've been working along with Raise the Roof Concord partners to ensure Contra Costa County use federal relief ...
12/07/2020
Contra Costa County allocates funds for housing aid

SUCCESS. We've been working along with Raise the Roof Concord partners to ensure Contra Costa County use federal relief funds for housing assistance for residents during the pandemic. Last week, the Board of Supervisors allocated $4.2 million toward housing relief.

"Contra Costa County leaders recently allocated about $4.2 million in federal funds toward housing assistance organizations as the impacts of the ongoing pandemic rage on.

About $3.2 million have been directed to local nonprofit SHELTER, Inc. to provide emergency COVID-19-related rental assistance, with $600,000 in additional funds going to fellow nonprofit ECHO Housing to provide pandemic-associated tenant/landlord counseling and related legal services.

The county will use the remaining money for general program administration.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development recently allocated the funds to the county to prevent, prepare and respond to the COVID-19 epidemic and its effects."

https://www.thepress.net/news/contra-costa-county-allocates-funds-for-housing-aid/article_75e42fba-3599-11eb-a81e-8b092a6fd780.html

#pandemicrelief #HousingIsAHumanRight #emergencyhousingassistance #contracostacounty

Contra Costa County leaders recently allocated about $4.2 million in federal funds toward housing assistance organizations as the impacts of the ongoing pandemic rage on.

Quality affordable housing is critical the health of residents. Read more about how residents of affordable housing in a...
12/03/2020
Residents of Nonprofit Housing Have Lower Rates of COVID — Shelterforce

Quality affordable housing is critical the health of residents. Read more about how residents of affordable housing in a community hard hit by the pandemic experienced much lower rates than community members with similar exposure to risk in employment.

"The lack of overcrowding in affordable housing properties is not the only factor in the strong health outcomes of their tenants. Residents in OppCo-supported multifamily properties also have access to other resources that enable them to stay safe, such as food delivery and help connecting to financial assistance."

https://shelterforce.org/2020/11/24/nonprofit-housing-residents-have-lower-rates-of-covid/?utm_source=sf%20weekly&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=113020

Nonprofit housing providers have touted the connections between health and the places where people live for years. In a small city outside of Boston, the evidence is incontrovertible.

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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.