May 13th: RSVP for our Affordable Housing Month Celebration
Join us in celebrating our annual Affordable Housing Month (formerly Affordable Housing Week) in 2021! We will mourn housing justice advocates who have died in the past year, recognize leaders in affordable housing, and celebrate our work together as we continue to organize and fight for the communities we long to live in.
Featuring: Kev Choice
We’ll have a special performance by musician, Emcee, and producer Kev Choice.
Join us to celebrate the contributions of our 2021 Affordable Housing Month Honorees!
Centro Legal de la Raza, received by Monique Farris, Directing Attorney of the Tenants’ Rights Practice.
Willie Stevens, RCOP & Residents United Network (RUN) leader.
Joshua Simon, Senior Advisor at Community Arts Stabilization Trust (CAST), former Executive Director of EBALDC.
Traditionally, Affordable Housing Week is an action-packed week of events. Along with our members, we would host multiple in-person events each day, kicked-off by a big party. Our East Bay Affordable Housing Week was part of a broader regional Affordable Housing Month to raise awareness about affordable housing and bring people together in action. This year, we’ll be gathering online again. We will spread our programming across the month to educate our community about issues central to affordable housing and housing justice.
In 2021, EBHO’s Affordable Housing Week is now Affordable Housing Month. 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. Click here to read more about how active EBHO members can participate in planning our activities for the month.
Introducing EBHO’s Study Room
Knowledge is a key part of building power to enact the changes we need to ensure quality, affordable homes for all people. In 2021, EBHO is pivoting our main educational tool from our Affordable Housing Guidebook into a virtual Study Room– a digital place to take a deep dive into learning about how our current conditions of housing inequity came to be and what we can do to build the world we need.
The study room will have one main page with portals to six topical sub-pages that will contain articles, podcasts, and informational videos to better understand the housing challenges our communities face and how we can repair them. To read more about the new study room and how members can submit affordable homes to feature, click here.
Questions about sponsorship for EBHO’s Study Room or the Affordable Housing Month Kickoff? Contact our Membership and Operations Director, Kiki Poe – firstname.lastname@example.org.
Questions about Affordable Housing Month or how the educational content of our Affordable Housing Guidebook will transition into our Study Room? Contact our Communications Manager, Grover Wehman-Brown – email@example.com.
Thank you to the sponsors of our Affordable Housing Month Kickoff!
Bay Area LISC | Bonnewit Development Services | East Bay Asian Local Development Corp (EBALDC) | FHLBank San Francisco| Goldfarb & Lipman LLP | HKIT Architects | Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California (NPH) | The Unity Council
Anne Phillips Architecture | Leddy Maythum Stacy Architects | Urban Habitat