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

Operating as usual

""Two artists form an unlikely partnership to paint their most ambitious mural to date in Oakland’s downtown, ground zer...
05/07/2021
About the Film – Alice Street Film

""Two artists form an unlikely partnership to paint their most ambitious mural to date in Oakland’s downtown, ground zero for gentrification. The mural is dedicated to the diverse cultural artists that intersect on the corner, who are threatened by displacement. As the mural paint dries, a luxury condo is planned that will obstruct the art and cultural history. The community decides to fight back."

We're getting ready for a great film viewing on Monday, May 10th at 6pm. Read all about the Alice Street Film here: https://alicestreetfilm.com/about-the-film/

Then, RSVP for the after-discussion here: http://ebho.org/event/alice-street-film-screening-community-benefits-agreements-discussion/

In a rapidly gentrifying city, the construction of a luxury condominium threatens a local mural forcing the artists and a neighborhood to rally to protect its history, voice, and land.

Join @habitatebsv  at 10am today to learn about how Habitat’s Housing and Financial Counseling Program can help service ...
05/06/2021

Join @habitatebsv at 10am today to learn about how Habitat’s Housing and Financial Counseling Program can help service providers better support your clients. RSVP at https://www.habitatebsv.org/counseling-partnerships #AffordableHousingMonth #affordablehomesforall

Join @habitatebsv at 10am today to learn about how Habitat’s Housing and Financial Counseling Program can help service providers better support your clients. RSVP at https://www.habitatebsv.org/counseling-partnerships #AffordableHousingMonth #affordablehomesforall

05/05/2021
Most people are worried about homelessness -  we all should be because it's unacceptable. New homes affordable to those ...
05/05/2021
The Bay Area is fed up with homelessness, but interest in housing is flagging

Most people are worried about homelessness - we all should be because it's unacceptable. New homes affordable to those with the lowest incomes are a key part of the solution, as are tenant protections, as is preserving existing affordable homes. Repeat. Repeat.

We are far behind the number of new affordable homes needed, but when we use our power - including the power of relationships - it can be different.

This #AffordableHousingMonth what if we commit together to increased action? Have you called in to support funding for emergency shelter and affordable homes in your city budget or using COVID relief infrastructure funds? If you hear of someone blocking a new affordable housing community (or Project HomeKey hotel acquisition) in their city or neighborhood, engage them. Ask them why. Draw the link between blocking those types of affordable homes, drawing the price of those homes up each time it is delayed. Homelessness is a collective problem and we must work together to end it. #EndHomelessness.

https://www.mercurynews.com/2021/05/04/bay-area-residents-are-fed-up-with-the-homelessness-crisis/?utm_email=A4F7A522D4AFB5B6947575F277&g2i_eui=CqCtjIphWsPDKMu8HR2BBg%3d%3d&g2i_source=newsletter&utm_source=listrak&utm_medium=email&utm_term=https%3a%2f%2fwww.mercurynews.com%2f2021%2f05%2f04%2fbay-area-residents-are-fed-up-with-the-homelessness-crisis%2f&utm_campaign=bang-mult-nl-morning-report-nl&utm_content=manual

Homelessness is the Bay Area’s number-one concern, according to a new poll. But residents are becoming less interested in building new housing.

Join us on May 10th for our #AffordableHousingMonth ALICE STREET FILM SCREENING & COMMUNITY BENEFITS AGREEMENTS DISCUSSI...
05/04/2021
Alice Street - Official Trailer (2020) Documentary

Join us on May 10th for our #AffordableHousingMonth ALICE STREET FILM SCREENING & COMMUNITY BENEFITS AGREEMENTS DISCUSSION!

Alice Street Film captures how Oakland communities use art to build power, navigate cultural difference, development and gentrification, organize for Community Benefit Agreements. Join us for the screening at 6pm and our discussion afterward, at 7:30 pm, featuring Dolores Tejada (EBHO) and Lailan Sandra Huen (Oakland Chinatown Coalition).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lJRPZLuY9c

1852 Media presents "Alice Street" an Endangered Ideas documentary film "In a rapidly gentrifying city, the construction of a luxury condominium threatens a ...

Budgets are moral documents, and EBHO's Faith & Justice Committee joined 27 of other Oakland Faith-Based communities in ...
05/03/2021
Oakland faith leaders want Mayor Schaaf to reimagine city budget with 4 key demands

Budgets are moral documents, and EBHO's Faith & Justice Committee joined 27 of other Oakland Faith-Based communities in demanding Mayor Schaff deliver a budget that invests in affordable housing, support for essential workers, immigrant support, and reimagining public safety by divesting from OPD. #RefundOakland

https://abc7news.com/oakland-budget-libby-schaaf-proposals-religious/10563662/

"The mayor is a person of faith. We aren't calling her out into a policy but calling her into her moral values and to support the people who need the help in the communities."

While the eviction moratoriums have kept many families housed when they could not pay rent because of COVID19, families ...
05/03/2021
Family Has No Place to Go After Expected Eviction

While the eviction moratoriums have kept many families housed when they could not pay rent because of COVID19, families continue to face eviction, especially in places where lawmakers did not choose strong policy to back up their moratorium. Read more about how eviction will impact the Caballero family, who have lived in their home in Contra Costa County for 10 years. Raise the Roof Concord

#ClosetheLoopHoles #KeepFamiliesHoused

A Contra Costa County family is getting evicted with no place to go despite the county’s eviction moratorium. The family and their supporters call the eviction unfair and heartless. Jodi Hernandez reports.

04/30/2021

EBHO, as Part of Raise the Roof Celebration, honors workers in honor of #MayDay2021, eviction protection for a Concord family, and a future free of rental debt!

#StopEvictionsSaveLives #KeepConcordHoused

04/30/2021

EBHO's Faith & Justice Committee joins faith-based organizations across Oakland in calling on Mayor Libby Schaaf to propose budget reflecting faith values of racial equity, prevention of harm, and responsibility to the most vulnerable.

#KeepFamiliesHoused #InvestInCommunity #AffordableHomesForAll

https://fb.watch/5c1bmPQ69L/

Reminder: Rent Relief Applications are now open in the East Bay. View the information here and share far and wide! http:...
04/30/2021
Rent Relief Now Available to Low-Income Tenants and Housing Providers

Reminder: Rent Relief Applications are now open in the East Bay. View the information here and share far and wide!

http://ebho.org/rent-relief-now-available-to-low-income-tenants-and-housing-providers/

#RentRelief #RentReliefNow #KeepCaliforniaHoused #KeepFremontHoused #KeepOaklandHoused #KeepConcordHoused

Help is here! After a year of organizing to fill the financial hole created by COVID-19 among low-income renters and housing providers, $171 million in rental assistance is now available in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties (with more on the way, thanks to the American Rescue Plan)! Since the start

The next opportunity to advocate for homes for low-income families in Livermore at Livermore City Council is May 24th. M...
04/30/2021
Support Downtown Livermore Apartments

The next opportunity to advocate for homes for low-income families in Livermore at Livermore City Council is May 24th. Mark your calendars!

#AffordableHomesForAll #LivermoreCA #EastBay #AffordableHomes #EveryChild

Celebrate our wins - the Livermore Planning Commission approved this project for 130 new affordable homes, responding to...
04/25/2021
Planning Commission Approves Eden Housing 4-1

Celebrate our wins - the Livermore Planning Commission approved this project for 130 new affordable homes, responding to the deep need for affordable homes for families in Livermore and across the East Bay. We hope city council will do so as well. There's an opportunity to give public comment at the city council meeting to support this project; connect with Eden Housing.

https://www.independentnews.com/news/planning-commission-approves-eden-housing-4-1/article_660045d8-a3ae-11eb-b013-27472d201b2e.html

LIVERMORE — Despite residents voicing strong opposition, the Livermore Planning Commission on Tuesday recommended the development of the 130-unit, 4-story Eden Housing project in the city’s downtown core to provide

"The project plan from Oakland Athletics Investment Group LLC mentions affordable housing, for example, but fails to say...
04/24/2021
Oakland Athletics nearly shut out in early comments on Howard Terminal ballpark plan - San Francisco Business Times

"The project plan from Oakland Athletics Investment Group LLC mentions affordable housing, for example, but fails to say how many affordable units would be on-site, how the A's may offer units off-site or whether the team may opt to pay an affordable housing fee instead. Those alternatives and their potential impacts on transit and other environmental issues were not explored in the draft document, many people at the meeting said.

"So you can't review it or give comment on community impacts for a whole new neighborhood," said Dolores Tejada, lead organizer with affordable housing advocate East Bay Housing Organizations."

https://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/news/2021/04/22/oakland-athletics-ballpark-howard-terminal-eir.html

@Athletics get the W at home, take an L in early comments on the draft EIR for a new ballpark development at Howard Terminal

Our Affordable Housing Month Event Calendar is here! This year EBHO staff and members have planned 15 separate events to...
04/23/2021

Our Affordable Housing Month Event Calendar is here!

This year EBHO staff and members have planned 15 separate events to help educate our community about key aspects of affordable housing and housing justice, reflect on what we long for and how we get the just communities we need, and celebrate what we win when we work together.

Our events during Affordable Housing Month include:

* A Resident Art Show featuring Artist-Residents of affordable housing
* Presentations on the steps to secure a community-invested affordable home
* Two film screenings: Alice Street Film & HAVEN Project
* Two community discussions on racial justice, policing, and housing justice - a panel discussion oriented toward affordable housing providers (and open to anyone), the other for anyone interested in learning more and reflecting together.
* Two opening celebrations for affordable housing communities
* Faith-Community events - an Iftar Under the Stars & a conversation on how faith communities can use their land to create affordable homes.
* A panel discussion with Contra Costa County community leaders about pathways to housing justice in CCC
* Our Affordable Housing Month Celebration honoring Centro Legal, Joshua Simon, and Willie Stevens with special guest Kev Choice.

See more and sign up today for these events!

https://ebho.salsalabs.org/eventscalendarahm21

Our Affordable Housing Month Event Calendar is here!

This year EBHO staff and members have planned 15 separate events to help educate our community about key aspects of affordable housing and housing justice, reflect on what we long for and how we get the just communities we need, and celebrate what we win when we work together.

Our events during Affordable Housing Month include:

* A Resident Art Show featuring Artist-Residents of affordable housing
* Presentations on the steps to secure a community-invested affordable home
* Two film screenings: Alice Street Film & HAVEN Project
* Two community discussions on racial justice, policing, and housing justice - a panel discussion oriented toward affordable housing providers (and open to anyone), the other for anyone interested in learning more and reflecting together.
* Two opening celebrations for affordable housing communities
* Faith-Community events - an Iftar Under the Stars & a conversation on how faith communities can use their land to create affordable homes.
* A panel discussion with Contra Costa County community leaders about pathways to housing justice in CCC
* Our Affordable Housing Month Celebration honoring Centro Legal, Joshua Simon, and Willie Stevens with special guest Kev Choice.

See more and sign up today for these events!

https://ebho.salsalabs.org/eventscalendarahm21

04/20/2021
cityoflivermore.net

Tonight- Public comment to support the building of affordable homes in Downtown Livermore. See the call in information below.

RSVP Today for NPH's Annual Housing Leadership Awards! Registration ends tomorrow, so sign up today. "Every year NPH rec...
04/15/2021
25th Annual NPH Affordable Housing Leadership Awards – NPH

RSVP Today for NPH's Annual Housing Leadership Awards! Registration ends tomorrow, so sign up today.
"Every year NPH recognizes inspiring leaders at the Annual NPH Affordable Housing Leadership Awards. This celebration is an opportunity to honor some very special Bay Area housers, who’ve worked to strengthen our affordable housing movement and have advanced our work forward with innovation, collaboration, and inclusiveness with a focus on COVID response and recovery around racial equity." with Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California

https://nonprofithousing.org/events-and-programs/25th-annual-nph-affordable-housing-leadership-awards/

Since 1979, the Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California (NPH) has been the collective voice of affordable housing for the Bay Area.

"Each elected, including the mayor, fills out budget priority documents at the start of each cycle, offering a preview i...
04/14/2021
What do Oakland City Councilmembers want to do about housing and homelessness?

"Each elected, including the mayor, fills out budget priority documents at the start of each cycle, offering a preview into the initiatives, whether they end up well-funded or not, that Oakland’s top officials are most likely to pursue in the coming months.

In their lists, most officials say that addressing the overlapping housing and homelessness crises, and preventing further displacement of longtime Oaklanders, are urgent priorities. Here’s what each wants to do about it."

https://oaklandside.org/2021/04/13/what-do-oakland-city-councilmembers-want-to-do-about-housing-and-homelessness/

From vacant land to rent help and RVs, city leaders’ budget priorities hint at what you’re likely to hear a lot about in the coming months and years.

RSVP for Friday's Information Session on COVID19 Rent Relief in the East Bay. Our Policy Associate, Alex Werth, will sha...
04/13/2021
RSVP for Rent Relief is Here: How will funds move to low-income renters and housing providers who need it most?

RSVP for Friday's Information Session on COVID19 Rent Relief in the East Bay.

Our Policy Associate, Alex Werth, will share information on how each city and county will distribute rent relief funds, explain how eligibility will be determined, and answer questions from community members. Information will focus on low-income renters and housing providers in the East Bay Counties of Alameda and Contra Costa County.

RSVP Here:

https://ebho.salsalabs.org/rentreliefinfosession2021/index.html

Rent Relief is Here: How will funds move to low-income renters and housing providers who need it most? Join this information session about how low-income renters and housing providers that serve low-income residents can most effectively get rent relief.

KNow your SB 1079 RIghts: See this event on Thursday on how tenants and nonprofits can use the legal protections of SB 1...
04/12/2021
Know Your SB 1079 Rights

KNow your SB 1079 RIghts: See this event on Thursday on how tenants and nonprofits can use the legal protections of SB 1079 to keep homes under community, not mass corporate ownership.

"Approximately 35% of Americans are likely to lose their homes in the near future if the government fails to intervene. Meanwhile, history has taught us that Wall Street thrives in times like these and is ready to grab up our land and homes when the foreclosure moratorium is lifted. To prevent Wall Street firms from creating artificial scarcities like they did in 2008 by buying thousands of homes and keeping them vacant, Sen. Nancy Skinner introduced SB 1079 last year to reduce land grabs resulting from foreclosure auctions.

Now SB 1079 is law!

We helped add a significant new section to the bill that gives it some actual teeth, and it could be a huge win for tenants, land trusts, local governments, and real estate cooperatives. In brief, if a home is not purchased at auction by someone who will be living in the home (i.e., it’s purchased by profiteers who plan to flip it or manage it as a rental), then there will now be a 45-day hold period in which tenants, potential owner-occupants, nonprofits, cooperatives, and others can purchase the property by either matching or exceeding the auction’s winning bid!

Hosted by: California Reinvestment Coalition Urban Habitat CA Community Land Trust Network Sustainable Economies Law Center

https://www.theselc.org/know_your_sb_1079_rights

This Know Your Rights Workshop will cover the following issues: ✅ History of foreclosures in California; ✅ History of SB 1079; ✅ Case Studies and Strategies; ✅ Next Steps to Fighting Corporate Land Grabs; and ✅ How to buy foreclosed homes.

Action Alert: Hundreds of thousands of Californians face housing instability or are experiencing homelessness - and COVI...
04/12/2021
[Act now] Support AB 71 -- Funding for services for unhoused Californians

Action Alert:
Hundreds of thousands of Californians face housing instability or are experiencing homelessness - and COVID-19 has pushed thousands more to the edge of homelessness, especially within communities of color.

It’s clear: we need a unified, permanent solution to tackle homelessness at scale.

A bill currently in the state legislature, AB 71, will help reverse the cycle of homelessness for our unhoused neighbors by securing annual statewide funding for proven solutions to homelessness.

Call the Assembly Revenue & Tax Committee and tell them you support AB 71. Click through to be connected with key legislators:

https://act.newmode.net/action/call-ab71

#EndHomelessness #affordablehomesforall #TakeAction

AB 71 will help reverse the cycle of homelessness for our unhoused neighbors by securing annual statewide funding for proven solutions to homelessness.

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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.