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.
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
E-mail [email protected]