East Bay Housing Organizations

East Bay Housing Organizations EBHO promotes, preserves and expands affordable housing opportunities.
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

Many thanks to all of our members, allies, and friends who turned out to make this night so fun and special. Photo credi...
05/23/2019

Many thanks to all of our members, allies, and friends who turned out to make this night so fun and special. Photo credits to Susanna Bates @alainmclaughlinphotography

A small selection of photos from our 2019 Affordable Housing Week#AffordableHomesForAll
05/22/2019

A small selection of photos from our 2019 Affordable Housing Week
#AffordableHomesForAll

Donate to EBHO today to see the Warriors this Wednesday at Oracle!bit.ly/ebhowarriors
05/20/2019

Donate to EBHO today to see the Warriors this Wednesday at Oracle!

bit.ly/ebhowarriors

05/08/2019

The California Housing Partnership Corporation has released their latest Housing Needs Reports for Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. Click below to learn more about the unmet need for housing in our communities and the EBHO-endorsed policy recommendations that could provide tangible relief. The numbers are grim, but there are real solutions available to us that could have a huge impact creating #AffordableHomesForAll

http://bit.ly/AlamedaHNR

http://bit.ly/CoCoCoHNR

Affordable Housing Week is almost upon us!This week, we're spotlighting our educational events. This is one of the main ...
05/06/2019

Affordable Housing Week is almost upon us!
This week, we're spotlighting our educational events. This is one of the main ways we carry out our mission to preserve, protect, and create affordable housing opportunities for low-income communities in the East Bay. Learn more about these panels, plenaries, and more at ebho.org/our-work/affordable-housing-week !
#affordablehomesforall #AHW2019

Affordable Housing Week is approaching!Every year, we make a special point to pause and celebrate the creation of new Af...
04/24/2019

Affordable Housing Week is approaching!
Every year, we make a special point to pause and celebrate the creation of new Affordable Homes across the East Bay. These homes are key to preserving affordability for severely rent-burdened families and are beautiful expressions of racial and economic justice in our communities. Learn more about these tours, groundbreakings, grand openings, and more at ebho.org/our-work/affordable-housing-week
#affordablehomesforall #AHW2019

04/15/2019

We're out and about spreading the word on affordable housing and justice this week! Our resident leaders are in Sacramento today advocating with Residents United Network - RUN. Our ED Gloria Bruce is speaking at the American Planning Association national conference today, and our whole team will be at the Housing California conference this week, with Gloria, Ron Flannery and lead organizer Dolores Tejada speaking on workshops! Come talk with us!

A major WIN in Alameda!7,599 Alamedans voted YES to approve City Council's decision to transform abandoned buildings nea...
04/12/2019
About – Alameda Center Senior Housing & Medical Respite

A major WIN in Alameda!

7,599 Alamedans voted YES to approve City Council's decision to transform abandoned buildings near crab cove into a community WELLNESS CENTER that will provide much-needed health services, counseling, and housing to our unhoused neighbors

This victory confirms the people of Alameda care about and are invested in the wellbeing of ALL and reject the exclusionary policies of the past. Special thanks to the efforts of the Alameda Point Collaborative, the We Care Alameda campaign, and to Alameda City Council for taking a stand on this issue and trusting that the community would have their back

#housingisahumanright #AlamedaCares #YESonA

We support We Care Alameda and urge all City of Alameda residents to support the Alameda Wellness Center for seniors in ...
04/09/2019
Opinion: Vote ‘yes’ on Measure A for Alameda Wellness Center

We support We Care Alameda and urge all City of Alameda residents to support the Alameda Wellness Center for seniors in need - *vote Yes on A, No on B tomorrow, April 9!*** Our member Laura Thomas makes the case in the East Bay Times - this is the chance for Alameda to show its inclusive values - *you* can help ensure housing and services for seniors with your vote. If you live in Alameda, don't sit this one out! Yes on A, No on B!

Don’t sit out the important April 9 special election, a referendum on the Island’s values.

Please join EBHO and our partners at the East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC) at this upcoming workshop April 10th on e...
03/25/2019

Please join EBHO and our partners at the East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC) at this upcoming workshop April 10th on establishing a Tenant Opportunity to Purchase (TOPA) program in Berkeley.

A few interesting indicators with Oakland's latest housing report, but as long as people are being displaced and sleepin...
03/22/2019
Oakland isn’t even close to meeting its lofty low-income housing goal

A few interesting indicators with Oakland's latest housing report, but as long as people are being displaced and sleeping outdoors there is much work to do. We've been calling attention to the fact that 93% of Oakland's new housing production is market-rate and only 7% is affordable. We need housing at all levels, but this imbalance won't serve most Oaklanders, specially low-income black and brown people. Evictions are going down, but are they declining for the right reasons? Rent increases are slowing, but African-Americans are still the most rent-burdened. Mayor Schaaf's relaunched Housing Cabinet is establishing much-needed workgroups on affordable housing and racial equity. Our ED Gloria Bruce has a seat on the Cabinet, and EBHO and our members will be participating in the workgroups to ensure affordable homes and housing justice for all.

Oakland is on track to blow past its goal of building 17,000 new homes by 2024, but is way behind on its affordable housing quota.

Hayward City Council voted unanimously to extend Just Cause to all renters in their city! Shout out to the amazing botto...
03/14/2019
Hayward Passes Emergency Ordinance To Protect Renters

Hayward City Council voted unanimously to extend Just Cause to all renters in their city! Shout out to the amazing bottom-up work of The Hayward Collective: Hella Diverse and also the El Cerrito Progressives in El Cerrito to further their local fights for tenant protections. Just Cause Protections, Rental Registries, and Rent-Hike Moratoriums are important tools at our disposal to advance racial & economic equity and combat displacement.
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#KeepFamiliesHoused

Effective immediately, landlords can no longer evict tenants without cause in Hayward.

03/11/2019

We send our deepest condolences to Oakland Councilmember Lynette Gibson McElhaney after the heartbreaking passing of her son Victor. Councilmember, thank you for everything you do in this community. Please know that Oaklanders are holding you and your family in their thoughts and hearts. As you say, "it will take all of us together" to create a world where no family has to hold the agony of losing a loved one to gun violence. We are with you.

03/06/2019

EBHO has endorsed Yes on Measure A and No on Measure B in the Special Election occuring in Alameda on April 9. Yes on A and No on B will safeguard the proposed- and deeply needed- Alameda Wellness Center to provide housing and services for homeless and low-income seniors.

There is a Community Town Hall about Measure A this Saturday from 10-12 at the MacKay Center, 1343 MacKay Avenue. You are invited to come out in support of affordable housing, and to learn more about Measure A!

Causa Justa Just Cause
02/26/2019
Causa Justa Just Cause

Causa Justa Just Cause

Tributes about Jeff Adachi flooded social media from those whose lives and communities he impacted. We have lost a passionate and principled social justice fighter. Tracy Brown, longtime community organizer poignantly stated on her Facebook post: "He was a ride or die community fighter and one of the first elected officials to truly represent me and my community. He fought tirelessly against the gang injunctions. What an honor that was to fight at his side. SF lost a legend. His fight for justice reform made SF the kind of city to be proud to claim. He made everyone feel connected to him because we so closely aligned to what he stood for.
Jeff was demanding sheriff oversight. The hearing is scheduled for March 7. Jeff wanted to end the gang injunctions -- let’s make that happen. He envisioned kids not in custody/jail but in programming -- let’s make that happen. He supported pre-trial and detention alternatives -- let’s reinstate those programs. Jeff is gone and I’m not sure who will lead the justice reform fights ahead but one thing I do know for sure is Jeff is in our hearts and we must continue his work for him in his honor. He not only made a difference but he knew exactly what he was doing to create a legacy...he believed in us." Rest in Power Jeff Adachi.

EBHO Executive Director Gloria Bruce sharing her powerful vision forward (and backward) in today's EBX:"Our housing cris...
02/07/2019
Letters for the Week of Feb. 6-Feb.12 | East Bay Express

EBHO Executive Director Gloria Bruce sharing her powerful vision forward (and backward) in today's EBX:

"Our housing crisis was decades in the making, complex, and profoundly tied to racial discrimination — thus, our solutions must be complex, driven by urgency but oriented to the long term, and conscious of racial and social equity. "

“Fixing Oakland’s Death Traps,” News, 1/30 It Can Be Done These buildings likely met the building code requirements at the time they were built, as...

Housing Justice & Transportation Justice are linked.  During this Black History Month and on the birthday of Rosa Parks,...
02/05/2019

Housing Justice & Transportation Justice are linked. During this Black History Month and on the birthday of Rosa Parks, let's remember all the ways that civil rights battles have been fought on and for our buses, trains, our sidewalks and streets.

Today labor unions, transportation advocates, civil rights groups, environmental organizations, and grassroots organizing groups from across the country are honoring the leadership and legacy of Rosa Parks. To build a movement for mobility justice we have to create a Bay Area, a country, and a world where people are free to move freely beyond borders, and to do so without the barriers of race, class, gender or corporations. - https://mailchi.mp/urbanhabitat/beyond-transit-equity

We thank the EBHO members and leaders who committed so much to this process as well as our coalition partners in Oakland...
01/04/2019
Oakland’s new public land policy gives affordable housing a big edge

We thank the EBHO members and leaders who committed so much to this process as well as our coalition partners in Oakland's Citywide Antidisplacement Network, including Public Advocates, Save the E12th Parcel for the People, Communities For A Better Environment, and East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable Economy for developing and advocating for this visionary Public Lands policy. It takes a strong community to hold our council members accountable and make these victories possible. We know we can count on you to remain vigilant as we continue to improve and move towards implementation of this policy in 2019.

#housingisahumanright #publicland4publicgood #oakland

Oakland will prioritize building affordable housing on city-owned land parcels and will set aside 100 percent of the proceeds from the sale of those parcels for affordable housing under a new Publi…

Oakland Allies!Please take a moment to submit and share this action alert email to your Oakland city council member urgi...
12/10/2018
Big Vote on Oakland Public Land Policy at December 11th City Council Meeting. We need your voice!

Oakland Allies!

Please take a moment to submit and share this action alert email to your Oakland city council member urging them to pass the Guillen-Kaplan resolution on public land.

Community effort has made this opportunity possible. Your support today will help motivate the council to take action that ensures our publicly owned land in Oakland is used for the public good!

#publicland4publicgood
#peoplesproposal

Please contact your city council member and let them know that you support the Guillen-Kaplan resolution on public land. This is a great example of what can be achieved when council members engage civic partners and grassroots organizations through deliberative processes and in good faith. This reso...

The photos from this fabulous night are in! We were so happy and had a fabulous time celebrating Gloria Bruce's achievem...
11/30/2018

The photos from this fabulous night are in! We were so happy and had a fabulous time celebrating Gloria Bruce's achievements and leadership as she was honored at Enterprise Community Partners' Soiree By the Bay!
#SoireebytheBayTurns10

Please check out and tag yourselves in these beautiful photos from © Alain McLaughlin Photography Inc! Thanks to Greenl...
11/27/2018

Please check out and tag yourselves in these beautiful photos from © Alain McLaughlin Photography Inc! Thanks to Greenlining Institute for providing the wonderful space and Hil's Cooking & Catering for the tasty food bites!

11/13/2018
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EBHO Members! Don't miss our Annual Membership Meeting and Celebration tomorrow, Wed. 11/14 from 5:30-7:30 at the Greenlining Institute in Oakland. Come to celebrate/process the election results, meet and vote-in our new board members, honor the Leadership Academy class of 2018, and hear our 2019 Call to Action!
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"The people of California are ready for fairer and just policies that lead to more housing access for all, and through l...
11/02/2018
Housing is Top Topic and Top of Ticket this Tuesday

"The people of California are ready for fairer and just policies that lead to more housing access for all, and through legislative action and community power, we have solutions on the ballot to do so."

#YesonProp1 #YesonProp2 #Yeson10

Our affordable housing crisis is an issue that touches each and every one of us. This year, affordable housing is on the ballot.

"We can have development without displacement. It is possible to have development with true community engagement."#Yeson...
10/26/2018
Rally held in Oakland in favor of Prop 10

"We can have development without displacement. It is possible to have development with true community engagement."

#Yeson10 #RepealCostaHawkins #LetCitiesChoose

Measures O & P will bring much-needed funding for affordable housing and supportive services in Berkeley! But Measure O ...
10/24/2018

Measures O & P will bring much-needed funding for affordable housing and supportive services in Berkeley! But Measure O requires a challenging 66.7% of the vote to succeed.

Please join EBHO as we go door-to-door and make phone calls to tell Berkeley voters they can be part of the SOLUTION to our housing crisis by saying YES to affordable housing and voting YES on local Measures O+P.

Sign up to go door-door with EBHO this weekend! (10/27, 10/28)
https://ebho.salsalabs.org/opday/index.html

Those dates don't fit your schedule? Good news! The campaign for O+P is offering 6 other opportunities to plug in through election day.
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0e44ada72daaff2-phone

Join us THIS Thursday @ 9:30 outside the EBHO offices in the Swan's Market Courtyard for a rally in support of prop 1! #...
10/16/2018

Join us THIS Thursday @ 9:30 outside the EBHO offices in the Swan's Market Courtyard for a rally in support of prop 1!
#YesonProp1

Next Thursday October 11, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Let's work together to reach Berkeley's visionary affordable housing goals...
10/05/2018
Berkeley Mayor Arreguin Speaks on Measures O&P

Next Thursday October 11, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Let's work together to reach Berkeley's visionary affordable housing goals!

The League of Women Voters of Berkeley, Albany, Emeryville (LWVBAE) is proud to support Berkeley Measures O&P. Join the LWVBAE Action Team to hear Mayor Jesse Arreguin speak on these two essential Berkeley Measures. O&P will be on the November ballot, and they address affordable housing and homeless...

"It’s ambitious, pouring half a trillion dollars over 10 years into affordable-housing programs..."
09/25/2018
Elizabeth Warren Just Introduced a Major Housing Bill

"It’s ambitious, pouring half a trillion dollars over 10 years into affordable-housing programs..."

The Massachusetts Democrat introduced legislation that takes aim at segregation, redlining, restrictive zoning, and the loss of equity by low-income homeowners.

Faith in Action: Let us Rise and Build! Check out be sure to tag yourself in these amazing photos! (Photo credits go to ...
09/25/2018

Faith in Action: Let us Rise and Build! Check out be sure to tag yourself in these amazing photos!

(Photo credits go to Alain @ Alain McLaughlin Photography Inc)

Interfaith Communities United (ICU) Breakfast 2018
09/14/2018

Interfaith Communities United (ICU) Breakfast 2018

Berkeley! Come out to this important campaign kick off on Sunday to learn more about what YOU can do to create housing j...
09/12/2018

Berkeley! Come out to this important campaign kick off on Sunday to learn more about what YOU can do to create housing justice in the East Bay.

EBHO leaders and staff at the March for Climate, Jobs and Justice March in SF on Saturday.
09/10/2018

EBHO leaders and staff at the March for Climate, Jobs and Justice March in SF on Saturday.

Have you heard about Oaktown Roots?The first 4 of their 24 affordable homeownership opportunities are available for appl...
08/30/2018

Have you heard about Oaktown Roots?
The first 4 of their 24 affordable homeownership opportunities are available for applications!

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We’re pleased to announce that we are accepting pre-applications for Oaktown Roots, new homes in Oakland for affordable homeownership by households at or below 120% Area Median Income. The pre-application period is open NOW through September 14, 2018. Please help us spread the word about these affordable homeownership opportunities by sharing this announcement with your clients, colleagues, neighbors and partners.
Visit www.hellohousing.org/oaktownroots for more information.

Nos complace anunciar que estamos aceptando pre-aplicaciones para el programa Oaktown Roots.El programa tiene viviendas en Oakland y ofrece la oportunidad para ser propietarios de viviendas asequibles con un Ingreso Promedio del Área de 120% o menos. El período de Pre-Aplicacion es del 24 de agosto al 14 de septiembre de 2018. Visite www.hellohousing.org/oaktownroots para más información. Contamos con asistencia en español

o 中文.
我們很高興地宣佈,我們的Oaktown Roots 新可負擔房屋將要開始接受預申請表, 購買家庭的合格總收入是低於120%AMI。預申請時間為2018年8月24日至9月14日。欲知更多資訊,http://xn--www-j54e892vu1a.hellohousing.org/oaktownroots。點擊此處提交預申請表。提供中文翻譯協助。

08/29/2018
East Bay Housing Organizer - Idealist

Check out this new opportunity to organize with EBHO this election season! Please consider applying if you're passionate about housing justice.
Help us out, share widely!

Job AnnouncementEast Bay Housing Organizer– Part-Time, TemporaryStart: By As Soon As Possible Finish: November 30thSupervisor: Rev. Sophia Dewitt, Program DirectorTime: minimum of 10 per week, average

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