Thank you to everyone who came out on Wednesday morning to the Housing Justice Workshop hosted by Faith Alliance for a Moral Economy (an initiative of EBASE)!
Over 30 individuals showed up in-person or online to learn more about the difficulties Contra Costa County renters and unhoused individuals are facing and what they can do to help.
Thank you to our panelists Guadalupe Tolento, Vice President of Todos Santos Tenants Union / Union de Inquilinos Todos Santos and EBASE staff, Reverend Sophia Dewitt from East Bay Housing Organizations, Betty Gabaldon from EBASE, William Goodwin from Hope Solutions, Noralea Gipner from Homeless Action Coalition, La Tanya Johnson from Concord Communities Alliance, and everyone else who spoke!
With more people losing their homes in Contra Costa County than other neighboring counties, now is the time to get involved with the fight for tenant rights and take action. Make sure you follow us to stay updated on what's next!
SAVE THE DATE! FAME is hosting a Housing Justice Workshop on Wednesday, November 16th from 10 am - 12 pm. This is an important opportunity to learn more about the difficulties facing tenants and unhoused residents in Contra Costa County and elsewhere, and what you or your congregation can do to advocate for real solutions to homelessness, unaffordable rents, and inadequate rental housing.
The speakers will be from: Faith Alliance for a Moral Economy (FAME), East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable Economy (EBASE), Todos Santos Tenants Union (TSTU), East Bay Housing Organizations (EBHO), Concord Communities Alliance, Hope Solutions, and Homeless Action Coalition.
You can attend FAME’s workshop in-person or online. Check out the link for more information and RSVP today to save your spot: bit.ly/famehousing
Spread the word and share the Facebook event page: https://fb.me/e/2kV7EUZbH
Looking forward to attend East Bay Housing Organizations' Annual Meeting and Membership Celebration this evening! Thank you EBHO for creating a platform where residents, activists, housing experts and the whole community can unite to fight for affordable housing for all. Special thanks to Gloria Bruce for her tenacious leadership at EBHO for the last seven years. We wish her success in her new endeavors.
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RP: Parent Voices Oakland
Measure V extends just cause protections to more households to prevent evictions and keep people housed!
¡La Medida V extiende las protecciones de causa justa a más hogares para evitar desalojos y mantener a las personas alojadas!
Moms 4 HousingCarroll Fife, Oakland City Council - D3Dan KALB, Oakland City CouncilmemberOakland Tenants UnionCRC Allies and Accomplices - CRCAAACCE ActionEast Bay Housing OrganizationsEast Bay Community Law CenterCentro Legal de la RazaSEIU Local 1021Causa Justa Just CauseProtect Oakland Renters
RP - ¡Apoyo a Medida V!
Carroll Fife, Oakland City Council - D3Moms 4 HousingCentro Legal de la RazaCRC Allies and Accomplices - CRCAAEast Bay Housing OrganizationsACCE ActionDan KALB, Oakland City CouncilmemberEast Bay Community Law CenterOakland Tenants UnionSEIU LocalCausa Justa Just CauseProtect Oakland RentersOakland Education Association
We’re so excited for our Meet the Candidates Forum TOMORROW, October 26th from 6-8 pm! Register now for a chance and learn your City Council candidates' views on key community issues for economic development!
We will be joined by candidates for City Council from Districts 4 and 6, including Janani Ramachandran and Nenna Joiner from District 4, and Nancy Sidebotham and Kenny Session from District 6 (additional candidates to be confirmed). All candidates will have a set amount of time to answer predetermined questions. This non-partisan candidate forum is open to all candidates running for Oakland City Council.
Register NOW on Zoom to join us! ➡️bit.ly/OUForum
Check out our FB event link and spread the word! ➡️https://fb.me/e/2gTvgjRiR
East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable Economy, East Bay Housing Organizations, Communities For A Better Environment, UNITE HERE Local 2, PowerSwitch Action, Faith Alliance for a Moral Economy - FAME
RP Causa Justa Just Cause - Support our youth and their families. Vote Yes on Measure V. ➡️✅Join the Protect Oakland Renters coalition at a Measure V. Press conference on 🗓Wednesday, Oct. 26 at noon at Hoover Elementary in Oakland.
Carroll Fife, Oakland City Council - D3Moms 4 HousingCRC Allies and Accomplices - CRCAACentro Legal de la RazaEast Bay Housing OrganizationsDan KALB, Oakland City CouncilmemberOakland Tenants UnionSEIU Local 1021East Bay Community Law CenterACCE Action
Canvas for housing justice! Join Care 4 Community Action to support Measures Q, U and V.
🤩Register here: http://bit.ly/HousingJusticeDK
Weekly shifts on:
Tues/Weds - 5:30p-8p
Sat - 10a-1p
Sun - 12p-3p
**meet at 274 12th Street, Downtown Oakland
Carroll Fife, Oakland City Council - D3Moms 4 HousingCRC Allies and Accomplices - CRCAACentro Legal de la RazaEast Bay Housing OrganizationsDan KALB, Oakland City CouncilmemberOakland Tenants UnionCausa JustaSEIU Local 1021East Bay Community Law CenterACCE Action
Since Measure O, we’ve been able to leverage local, state, & Fed $ to fund over 800 homes.
Councilmember Rigel Robinson & I recently went on a ride to check out O in action.
Satellite Affordable Housing Associates - SAHA's Jordan Court has 34 studios for low-income seniors, 12 for formerly unhoused on land owned by All Souls Episcopal Parish.
In partnership with Berkeley Food and Housing Project & BRIDGE Housing, The Hope Center & Berkeley Way provide 89 homes for low & very low income families, 53 permanent supportive homes for the formerly unhoused, 32-shelter beds & 12 transitional beds for unhoused vets with wrap-around services.
In partnership with Resources for Community Development, we've committed $19.5 million for 119 affordable homes including 62 for the formerly unhoused at People’s Park.
We've also secured Project Homekey funds to lease Golden Bear Inn for former Park residents. Thank you Mayor Mayor Jesse Arreguín, Councilmember Robinson, & Councilmember Rashi Kesarwani!
Earlier this year, Council committed $53m ($40M from Measure O) to achieve 35 % affordability at the BART Stations where homes will soon replace acres of parking to bring new neighbors to our city & fight the displacement of current residents..
It’s sobering to think of the homes destroyed in theracially integrated formerly redlinedNBB neighborhood through eminent domain to build sa parking lot. I am thankful for the leadership of Mayor Arreguin & CM Kesarwani in repairing the harm by maximizing affordability & pursuing a right to return to extend legally feasible under Federal law.
I look forward to Bridge Housing breaking ground at 1740 San Pablo (& improved ped safety on the ave) to provide 54 homes for working families.
I’m proud of what O has accomplished & am eager to fund + build more low & middle income housing to meet our RHNA reqs.
Join the Alameda County Democratic Party, Sierra Club, Cal Berkeley Democrats, Wellstone Democratic Renewal Club, East Bay Housing Organizations, San Francisco Housing Action Coalition, Berkeley Neighbors for Housing and Climate Action, California Democratic Renters Council, Associated Students of the University of California - ASUC, Latine Young Democrats of the East Bay, Berkeley Federation of Teachers, local 1078 and many more in saying Yes to Meausre L for the renewal of Berkeley!
RP: Oakland Tenants Union: Just Cause protections keep Oakland housed. Vote YES on Measure V!
Carroll Fife, Oakland City Council - D3Moms 4 HousingCRC Allies and Accomplices - CRCAACentro Legal de la RazaEast Bay Housing OrganizationsDan KALB, Oakland City CouncilmemberCausa JustaSEIU Local 1021East Bay Community Law CenterACCE Action
RP: ACCE Action - OAKLAND- have you heard yet about measure Q? This is one you need to know. Watch, share, and vote YES on !
Carroll Fife, Oakland City Council - D3Moms 4 HousingCRC Allies and Accomplices - CRCAACentro Legal de la RazaEast Bay Housing OrganizationsDan KALB, Oakland City CouncilmemberOakland Tenants UnionCausa JustaSEIU Local 1021East Bay Community Law Center
We’re proud to present our Meet the Candidates Forum on Wednesday, October 26th from 6-8 pm! Come and learn your City Council candidates' views on key community issues for economic development. Register now: bit.ly/OUForum
As multiple critical developments are being considered across the city, it is vital for residents to hear directly from candidates regarding their expectations for equitable and successful developments.
We will be joined by candidates for City Council from Districts 2, 4, and 6, including Nikki Fortunato Bas and Harold Lowe from District 2, Janani Ramachandran and Nenna Joiner from District 4, and Nancy Sidebotham and Kenny Session from District 6 (additional candidates to be confirmed). All candidates will have a set amount of time to answer predetermined questions. This non-partisan candidate forum is open to all candidates running for Oakland City Council.
Join us by registering today for the Zoom webinar! ➡️bit.ly/OUForum
Check out our FB event link and spread the word! ➡️https://fb.me/e/2gTvgjRiR
East Bay Housing Organizations, East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable Economy, Communities For A Better Environment, UNITE HERE Local 2, PowerSwitch Action, Faith Alliance for a Moral Economy - FAME
Repost from Carroll Fife, Oakland City Council - D3
Oakland voters will be seeing Measure Q on the ballot this November. Read this article about why Article 34 is an obstacle to building affordable housing - and why we should repeal it.
The article also shares why some California Senators, such as Sen. Scott Wiener from SF, are also in the process of sponsoring a bill to repeal Article 34. Voters will get to decide to repeal this article from the California Constitution in 2024. The last repeal attempt was in 1993 and significant public education may be required in order for this repeal attempt to be successful.
Full article at: https://www.mercurynews.com/2022/09/26/californias-racist-article-34-remains-an-obstacle-to-affordable-housing/
CRC Allies and Accomplices - CRCAAMoms 4 HousingOakland Tenants UnionACCE ActionEast Bay Community Law CenterSEIU Local 1021Causa JustaCentro Legal de la RazaDan KALB, Oakland City CouncilmemberEast Bay Housing Organizations