Affordable Housing Week

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EBHO’s 2019 Affordable Housing Week and Guidebook – once again, created by YOU, our members!

May 9th-19th is Affordable Housing Week 2019! Get ready for another great week of grand openings, panel discussions, community events, tours, workshops, and more. It’s also the time when we launch our 2019-2020 Affordable Housing Guidebook. Check out pictures from last year’s Affordable Housing Week here.

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Cooperative Communities Bike Tour

Hosted by: East Bay Cohousing

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

1072 60th St, Oakland

Contact: Raines Cohen (510) 842-6224

Description: Join us for a flat, family-paced bicycle ride to several resident-led affordable, sustainable neighborhoods. Meet the people who helped create and maintain these innovative communities, and share the secrets of how they create and preserve affordability, while maintaining the spirit of community. Includes a community-made meal. Contact us for accessibility options if you don’t have a bike or can’t ride it alone. (this will be our third year doing this event, but we change the route each time and visit new communities)

Celebrating Culture and Community on the Corridor

Hosted by: East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation

2:00 – 3:30 pm

3501 San Pablo Ave, Oakland

Contact: Annie Ledbury  (510) 287-5353 x:347

Description: Join the EBALDC and the San Pablo Area Revitalization Collaborative for a walking tour with partners and residents working together to create a healthier San Pablo Avenue with affordable housing, new locally-owned businesses, creative placemaking, transportation, and active open space. Learn the story behind the SPARC-It-Place, a temporary event space and future family affordable housing, and the California Hotel Live campus, a new cultural hub bringing the music and food back to one of Oakland’s historic venues. Hear from SAHA  and HKIT Architects about a new senior affordable housing building under construction and visit West Oakland’s first full service grocery store in over a decade, the recently completed Community Foods Market.

Sunday, May 12, 2019

No Event

Monday, May 13, 2019

Grand Opening of Hana Gardens

Hosted by: Eden Housing

11:30 am-2:00 pm

10860 San Pablo Ave, El Cerrito

Contact: Leah Cerri (510) 247-8138

Description: The City of El Cerrito and Eden Housing are proud to partner on Hana Gardens, 62 units of new affordable housing for seniors in El Cerrito. Along with brand new housing, the development also honors the Japanese who were interned during World War II by preserving the character of the Contra Costa Florist building, providing interpretive panels in a beautiful Japanese Heritage Plaza.

Alameda Tenants Town Hall

Hosted by: East Bay Gray Panthers

1:00 pm

Email for location details

Contact: Betsy Morris

Description: Join area tenants and affordable housing providers in discussing how to keep living in Alameda affordable for all, as local and national pressures accelerate displacement. Meet local activists and get connected and inspired!


Sneak Preview and Hard Hat Tour of Casa Arabella

3:00 – 5:00 pm

Fruitvale BART Station

Hosted by: The Unity Council

Contact: Dana Kleinhesselink (510) 535-6924

Description: Get a guided tour of the construction of Casa Arabella, 94 units of transit-oriented development in the heart of Fruitvale. Tours start every 30 mins. This is an active construction zone – closed-toe footwear required.

 Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Grand Opening: Redwood Hill Townhomes

4868 Calaveras Ave, Oakland

2:00 – 3:30 pm

Hosted by: Satellite Affordable Housing Associates

Contact: Ruben Farias

Description: Please join us to welcome new families into their affordable homes at Redwood Hill Townhomes, located in the vibrant Dimond District


Opportunity Zones; Opportunity for Whom?

5:30 – 7:00 pm

The Greenlining Institute

Hosted by: Community Economics, Inc. and East Bay Housing Organizations

Contact: Elissa Dennis

Description: What is this latest fed govt effort to enable wealthy people/corps to get tax breaks by ‘investing’ in our communities? Oakland is being touted nationwide as ‘Ground Zero’ for potential for these investments. How should local governments incentivize development that really does provide ‘opportunity’ for residents rather than for investors? How can the communities capture value created by these zones?


Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Going Modular with Supportive Housing

9:30 – 10:30 am

Lowney Office 360 17th St, Ste 200 Oakland

Hosted by: Lowney Architecture

Contact: Cece Skinner

Description: Alternative delivery methods of affordable housing using factory built housing to reduce construction costs


Paseo Estero and Vista Estero Groundbreaking Celebration

10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Brooklyn Basin, 285 8th Ave, Oakland

Hosted by: MidPen Housing

Contact: MidPen Housing

Description: Come celebrate as we break ground on new affordable housing communities in Oakland. Paseo Estero and Visa Estero at Brooklyn Basin are best practice models for bringing much-needed affordable housing to a major metropolis:  prime city site transforms Oakland’s waterfront with an intentionally designed mixed-use, mixed-income, intergenerational and inclusionary community that is highly livable, highly walkable, beautifully designed and will be an asset for generations to come!


Riviera Family Apartments Grand Opening!

2:00 – 3:30 pm

1738 Riviera Ave, Walnut Creek

Hosted by: Resources for Community Development

Contact: Arlene Skjerly

Description: Please come celebrate the Grand Opening of RCD’s newest affordable housing development!


Thursday, May 16, 2019

Panel: How Local Government and the Private Sector are Tackling the Displacement of Low Income Residents

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Lake Merritt Sailboat House, 568 Bellevue Ave, Oakland

Hosted by: City of Oakland

Contact: Maryann Leshin

Description: Learn about efforts underway in the City of Oakland and Alameda County to address displacement of low income tenants and homeowners through provision of legal services and financial assistance. Program models will be presented, early-stage outcomes and lessons learned will be discussed.


Sunflower Hill Groundbreaking Celebration

2:00 – 3:30 pm

3780 Stanley Blvd, Pleasanton

Hosted by: Satellite Affordable Housing Associates and Sunflower Hill

Contact: Jonathan Astmann (510) 809-2769

Description: Groundbreaking event for Sunflower Hill at Irby Ranch, the new construction of 31 affordable homes for families with a member with a developmental disability


Friday, May 17, 2019

Women’s Leadership Build

7:30 am – 3:30 pm

4369 Central Ave, Fremont

Hosted by: Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley

Contact: Patti Wang Cross

Description: The Women’s Leadership Build brings women together to take action and better the lives of those impacted by the affordable housing crisis. Together, women will raise walls and build alongside each at our Central Commons Development in Fremont


Pauline Weaver Senior Apartments, Honoring a Housing Advocate

11:30 am -2:00 pm

47003 Mission Falls Court, Fremont

Hosted by: Eden Housing

Contact: Leah Cerri (510) 247-8138

Description: Pauline Weaver Senior Apartments, a new 90-unit development for very low and extremely low income seniors located in the Warm Springs Area of Fremont, CA. The community serves seniors who earn between 30% and 50% of the Area Median Income (AMI). The four story development includes a community room with a kitchen, a common courtyard with BBQs and community gardens, a computer lab and bike storage. The namesake, Pauline Weaver, is a longtime advocate for affordable housing in California. The goal is to showcase the unique design of the property and celebrate our partners, residents and community.


Saturday, May 18, 2019

Owner Appreciation Day

Hosted by: Oakland Housing Authority

9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Location: 1540 Webster Street, Oakland

Contact: Greer McVay

Description: This is an event dedicated to the appreciation and education of Oakland Rental Owners. In addition to continental breakfast and a morning general session, event attendees will receive information and training on topics of interest to owners of rental property. We are working to create healthy, safe and sustainable neighborhoods and use this as an opportunity to prepare property owners and managers for many of the challenges they face. Year after year, this well-attended event has provided attendees the chance to gather materials from various vendors that can assist them in repairing, improving and maintaining their properties.


Changing the Narrative

Hosted by: Richmond Neighborhood Housing Services

9:30 am – 2:00 pm

Location: Kennedy High school, 4300 Cutting Blvd, Richmond 94804

Contact: Nikki Beasley

Description: The purpose of this event is to continue to educate community members on what’s needed to be a homeowner dispelling the myth that one needs 20% down or 700 credit score-to  purchase a home- We have broadened our reach to include Wealth, Aquiring, Building, and Protecting Wealth through Homeownership.  The day will include informational session and workshops.


Sunday, May 19, 2019

No Event

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Please contact Ronald Flannery at or 510-663-3830 ext. 323 with any questions.

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