2017 Affordable Housing Week Kick-Off Celebration


Thank you for joining EBHO at our 21st Annual Affordable Housing Week Kick-Off & Celebration and for your commitment to preserving, protecting, and expanding affordable homes in the East Bay. 


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View all of the amazing photos in our photo gallery, and tag yourself!

On May 11th, 300 EBHO members, allies, friends, and family gathered in Oakland's Uptown at Classic Cars West because it's only by working together, can we keep our commitment to ensure everyone has access to a safe, quality, and affordable home in the neighborhood of their choice. 

We were honored to be joined by:

  • Elected leaders and policymakers including Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan, Berkeley Councilmember Kate Harrison, Berkeley Councilmember, Sophie Hahn, Oakland Councilmember Dan Kalb, Oakland Councilmember Abel Guillen, Oakland Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan, BART Director Robert Raburn, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf
  • Our dedicated members, supporters, and sponsors
  • A wide range of community leaders representing faith communities, labor, environmental justice, tenants rights, social services and beyond

The focus of our program was "Together for Housing Justice". Standing on over 30 years of advocacy for affordable homes in the East Bay, and in the thick of a housing crisis that has reached a fever pitch, EBHO's members and allies have the policy knowledge, campaign and coalition expertise, and most importantly - the collective power -to make our voices heard.

We honored four amazing honorees for their tireless advocacy for affordable homes last year: The Alameda County Board of Supervisors, Alameda County Director of Housing and Community Development, Linda Gardner, The Committee to Protect Oaklands Renters, and BBI Construction.

We also released our 2017-2018 Guidebook, featuring resident stories, building profiles, and much more.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  to request a hard copy, or visit our website for the electronic version! We also launched our Affordable Housing Resources Guide. Click here to download this convenient stand-alone brochure, which contains information for those seeking affordable housing and assistance in EnglishSpanish or Chinese.


Click here to view our 2017 Kick-Off photo gallery!

Special thank you to: 

Our Kick-Off & Affordable Housing Week sponsors

Our venue host, Classic Cars West

Chili Pepper Event Productions


Our dynamite team of volunteers

Our Board members

Lisa Wong Consulting

Thank you to our generous

Affordable Housing Week Kickoff Sponsors





Partner Level

 Advocate Level



  Organizer Level

BRIDGE Housing

D + H Construction

East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation

East Bay Community Foundation

Gubb & Barshay, LLC

The John Stewart Company

Mechanics Bank

Northern California Carpenters Regional Council

Satellite Affordable Housing Associates

Sheet Metal Workers Local 104

Oakland Housing Authority

Silicon Valley Bank



 Friend Level

Anne Phillips Architecture

Beacon Communities

Cahill Contractors

Christian Church Homes

Clearinghouse CDFI

David Baker Architects

Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco

Goldfarb & Lipman, LLC

HKIT Architects

I.B.E.W. Local Union #595 

Jones Hall, LLC

Lindquist, von Husen & Joyce LLP

Merritt Community Capital Corporation

Mithun | Solomon

Nibbi Brothers General Contractors

Non Profit Housing Association of Northern California

Novogradac & Company LLP

PYATOK architecture + Urban Design

Public Advocates

Resources for Community Development

Sisters of the Holy Family

Van Meter Williams Pollack, LLP



Neighbor Level

Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan

Amy Hiestand Consulting, LLC

Bay Area Community Services

Beneficial State Bank Foundation

Bonnewit Development Services

Building Opportunities for Self-Sufficiency

California Housing Partnership

Causa Justa :: Just Cause

City of Berkeley

City of El Cerrito

Dawson Electric

Dealy, Renton & Associates

East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable Economy

Enterprise Inc.

EveryOne Home

Gloria Bruce & Wendy Seider

Herman Coliver Locus Architecture

Hill Associates

Housing Trust Silicon Valley

IDA Structural Engineers

Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects

Lillian Lew-Hailer, EBHO Board of Directors

Luis Rodriguez, EBHO Board of Directors

Northern California Community Loan Fund

Oakland Councilmember Dan Kalb

Oakland Rising

Sean Heron

Sunseri Construction

TWM Architects + Planners

The Unity Council

Urban Habitat

William Pettus, Architect