FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 11, 2023
Sasha Perigo, Strategic Communications Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org, 510-457-1437
OAKLAND — East Bay Housing Organizations (EBHO) is in support of Council President Nikki Fortunado Bas and Councilmember Dan Kalb’s proposal to phase out the COVID-19 eviction moratorium as described in this fact sheet.
Senior Director of Policy Jeff Levin has issued the following statement:
“EBHO’s mission supports a ‘3 P’s’ approach to housing – production, preservation and protection. The issue before us today is one of tenant protection and prevention of displacement of thousands of vulnerable tenants. We supported the COVID-19 eviction moratorium when it was first enacted, and we support an orderly phase out of those emergency protections. EBHO’s membership includes many affordable housing developers, and we are not aware of any nonprofit affordable housing provider that is in opposition to today’s ordinance. We have been in conversations with affordable housing providers and tenant advocates, and we are confident that a ramp down that protects tenants and the sustainability of affordable housing is possible.”
The proposal will be discussed at a special meeting of Oakland’s Community and Economic Development Committee at 4 PM today.
Supporters, led by Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE), Moms 4 Housing, and the Oakland Tenants Union, are hosting a press conference in advance of the hearing at 1425 Harrison St. in Oakland at 1 PM.