Staff's Blog Posts
As mission-driven housing providers, we want the community to understand the process and ensure that the full benefit of this opportunity is realized. So, we are writing today to share with you a bit about what we know from decades of regional experience, including 15 years of advocating and advising on the Base Reuse Project.
Read about EBHO's impact in 2021 and beyond, including a video of highlights from our work over the past year and a letter from outgoing Board President, Natalie Bonnewit.
All registered California voters should have received a ballot in the mail for a ballot question scheduled for September 14th, 2021. On this ballot is a question to voters: Should Governor Newsom stay in office, or be recalled and replaced with the top vote-getter on the back of the ballot? Here, we share information on the ballot questions and ways to return your ballot or vote in person.
On August 12th, EBHO and Monument Impact hosted a Community Forum to hear from the three candidates to be Master Developer on this project. Over 100 EBHO and Monument Impact members attended this community forum because we know that solving the affordable housing crisis in our communities requires maximizing the number of affordable homes in this development and station redevelopment across the region.
After a year of organizing to fill the financial hole created by COVID-19 among low-income renters and housing providers, $171 million in rental assistance is now available in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties.
EBHO will curate a handful of educational programs for the month; our programming will focus on key areas of our work for the year, including sharing information on how people can secure community-subsidized affordable housing, ending homelessness, needs of low-income people during and after the pandemic, and racial justice.
We asked past and present EBHO Board members to share some names of those they honor during Black History Month. Here are their reflections, along with links to learn more about those lives and leadership of these leaders working for Black liberation, civil rights, and housing justice.
Update: At the end of January, state leaders passed AB 91 to extend the statewide eviction moratorium. Read more about what this bill does and does not do to protect renters from eviction and provide debt relief to tenants here
Read the letter to Oakland City Council about the recently released Impact Fees Report.
On July 17th, EBHO members and supporters participated in a collective reflection exercise with the purpose of imagining what the East Bay could be like when we win housing justice. To win housing justice will require ending inequality, and building the future we need.
The Bay Area Equity Atlas report found that 12,000 renter households, including 10,400 children, are at imminent risk of eviction if the County fails to take further action. An additional 9,500 households could be at risk of eviction once the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation program ends at the end of July.
Each year EBHO's Regional Policy Committee, staff, and board members review state legislation and determine which bills are best suited to further our mission to protect, preserve, and create affordable homes for low-income people in the East Bay. Below are the bills determined by our team as high-priority to endorse and advocate for them to pass.
During the pandemic that is harming Black and Latinx residents in the East Bay at higher rates than white residents because of racial and economic inequality, we call for the County Supervisors in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties to divest funds from police and jails and invest in Black futures of health and healing, which requires quality affordable housing.
The Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California (NPH), All Home and East Bay Housing Organizations (EBHO) are providing critical local recommendations on immediate actions that you can take that will significantly help your constituents.
Today, EBHO joins advocacy groups across the East Bay in calling for a moratorium on evictions during the outbreak of COVID 19, which has interfered with people’s ability to work and called on many individuals to provide care for sick
Media Contact Grover Wehman-Brown Communications and Membership Associate 510-663-3830 x 314 firstname.lastname@example.org For Immediate Release Anti-displacement updates to Oakland’s Condo Conversion Ordinance extend tenant protections to 20,000 new homes and close loopholes that drive up the cost of rental housing.