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How to Find an Affordable Rental Home

May 19, 2021 @ 12:00 pm 1:30 pm

Join us for a presentation on how to find a stable, affordable rental home in the Bay Area. We know the number of people that need a stable, affordable home far exceeds the number of affordable homes available in the Bay Area. The process of understanding what resources are available and how to apply for community-invested affordable rental housing can be confusing. Because there are too few homes available, the wait for an available apartment can be long; this webinar will help demystify the process and provide information to help low-income renters apply for community-invested homes.

In this webinar, we will share information on how to understand the income ranges to qualify for different types of community-subsidized affordable housing and how different types of housing subsidies work. Two residents of non-profit affordable housing will share their story of how they secured an affordable home, and we will hear from affordable housing providers about their application process. Eden I&R – the workers on the other end of “211” – will also share information about what resources they provide and how 211 interacts with coordinated entry to help people move from being unhoused into stable affordable housing. 

Speakers for this event include:

Cathy Eberhardt, EBHO RCOP Committee

William Goodwin, Hope Solutions Resident Empowerment Program and EBHO’s Board of Directors

Daniel Fagan, Leasing Director, MidPen Housing

Pam Glassoff, Housing Coordinator, Eden I&R

Sarah Scruggs, Northern California Land Trust

Grover Wehman-Brown, East Bay Housing Organizations (Moderator/Introduction)