Our Work

EBHO works through organized campaigns focused on an policy area or geographic community, and through ongoing committees of our members.  Our members shape our campaign strategies and decisions; join us to get involved in a committee.

EBHO Campaigns and Committees

 Annual Affordable Housing Week

The highlight of our ongoing education campaigns, Affordable Housing Week each May demonstrates the ongoing housing crisis but also celebrates solutions through tours, grand openings and ground breakings, discussions and panels, and more.  EBHO and our members sponsor events through the East Bay that reach thousands of residents, housing and service providers, advocates, local government staff and elected officials.

Click here for more information, or contact Kiki Poe at kiki@ebho.org.

Statewide Organizing

Decisions at the state level have a profound impact on localities in the East Bay.  EBHO has been deeply involved in efforts to preserve affordable housing funds lost through the elimination of redevelopment in early 2012, and to replace the resources no longer available to the affordable housing community. We have advocated for a dedicated statewide source of affordable housing funds. Most recently, we have partnered to launch the Residents United Network (RUN) to create a statewide advocacy movement for affordable homes. Click here for more on out statewide organizing efforts.

Concord Committee

Join us in EBHO’s exciting coalition campaign for affordable housing and sustainable development at the Concord Naval Weapons Station (CNWS) and citywide.  EBHO convenes the Community Coalition for a Sustainable Concord which in 2012, had a significant victory when the City Council approved a visionary base reuse plan including 25% affordable housing. For more information contact Ronald at ronald@ebho.org or call 510-663-3830

Oakland Committee

EBHO’s Oakland Committee works on affordable housing policy advocacy campaigns and addresses critical issues including increasing funds for affordable housing development and preservation, redevelopment, zoning and land use, specific planning processes, tenants rights, and coalition building. Contact Gloria at gloria@ebho.org or call 510-663-3830 for more information.

East Bay Regional Policy Committee

The Committee focuses on regional issues including housing elements, the implementation of Plan Bay Area, and the intersection of housing and transportation. Contact Jeff Levin at jeff@ebho.org or 510-663-3830 ext. 316.

Interfaith Communities United for Affordable Housing (ICU)

EBHO’s ICU program develops and maintain collaborative relationships with leading Bay Area interfaith and inter-religious organizations.  ICU also organizes an interfaith breakfast in the Fall and Housing Sabbath during Affordable Housing Week. Click here or contact Vanessa Riles at vanessa@ebho.org or 510-663-3830 ext. 312 for more information.

Resident & Community Organizing Program Committee

EBHO’s Resident Organizing Program in Oakland and throughout the East Bay seeks to empower affordable housing residents to be affordable housing advocates alongside members and allies, and to engage them in EBHO’s campaigns and programs. Contact Dolores Tejada at dolores@ebho.org or click here for more information.

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