EBHO in the News

Gloria Bruce publishes OpEd on Oakland’s urgent need to account for and allocate Impact Fees: Opinion: Oakland should turn cranes into affordable housing

  • “Three years ago, advocates and the City Council took a major step to ensure market-rate developers pay their fair share. The impact fee adopted in 2016 simply required developers who want to build in our beautiful city to contribute to affordable housing. So why are 93% of the apartments permitted in the last few years market-rate and totally out of reach for most Oaklanders? The impact fee is supposed to address this imbalance, but tens of millions of dollars that could be committed to affordable housing projects have not yet been made available. The city must act now to track, budget and commit these funds.” Gloria Bruce, the Mercury News, October 18, 2019.

EBHO Staff Testify at Concord City Council: Renter’s Protections: October 15, 2019

Coverage of EBHO Members at the Oakland United Town Hall demanding strong Community Benefits Agreements in any new A’s Stadium plan. October 2019.

Oakland Organizers Ask How Hard Are the A’s working to Keep Us in Oakland? Oakland Post.

Local Organizers Demand Community Benefits Agreement for A’s Ballpark KQED News.

Opinion: A Vision for the Future of the Coliseum Area  Oakland Post.

Gloria Bruce, EBHO Executive Director, Quoted in: 

East Bay tenants face eviction as developer converts units to affordable housing. Sarah Ravani, The East Bay Times. September 1st, 2019.

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EBHO Public Land for Public Good Bill Expands Affordable Housing Opportunities Across California