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Together we got it done in Walnut Creek

Together, we got it done in Walnut Creek.

I remember all of my evenings in Walnut Creek cafes, living rooms, churches, and offices since 2012. That’s when EBHO, Greenbelt Alliance, and several congregations and nonprofits began coming together to promote equitable development in the City.

In 2012, housing costs were already on the rise - but they hadn’t begun to spike like they have in the last two years, to the point where a two bedroom in a newer Walnut Creek apartment building goes for $3,615/month. This is so far out of reach for the workforce that powers Walnut Creek’s retail-focused downtown, the City’s retired seniors who want to age in place, and other lower-income communities.

At the time we got these conversations started, the City wanted to attract investment to its West Downtown and throughout the City. But who would the benefit of that investment go to? Would it go to the top of the market, or could we find a path to balanced, community-serving development through collective action?

We asked ourselves that question as the Greenbelt Alliance and EBHO started organizing a community coalition with regular meetings. Slowly but surely, over meetings, hearings, and coffees, we sparked connections and collaboration. Community leaders lifted up the need for “homes we can all afford” and the housing solutions that work. Walnut Creek’s decision-makers have a wealth of experience with real estate, land economics, and the housing market. So EBHO leveraged the expertise of its membership to publish a white paper and special Walnut Creek memo on capturing land value for community benefits and affordable housing.

Over years of advocacy, leadership from local faith communities, working with city staff and supporting elected leaders, EBHO built up an affordable housing agenda for Walnut Creek, and got the City to a place where it was impossible not to take action.

Here’s what we won on Tuesday, August 1:

  • A renewal of Walnut Creek’s contract with the state National Guard for the use of the City’s armory as a winter nights shelter

  • An ordinance to promote the streamlined development of Accessory Dwelling Units

  • And most importantly, an increase of the affordable housing fee on new housing development from $15/square foot to $18, with an annual increase based on the construction cost index, starting January 1, 2018.

We didn’t get everything we wanted. The staff proposal published in May recommended increasing the fee from $15 to $22/square foot. But the city also wanted to increase a traffic fee, which pushed down the affordable housing proposal. Still, this fee has raised between $3 and $4 million dollars per year in recent years, so a 20% increase (from $15 to $18/square foot) will give a big boost to the resources available for affordable housing preservation and development. This means a sustainable local funding pipeline that will expand housing resources for working families, retired seniors, veterans, people experiencing homelessness, and other low-income populations.

Thank you!

 

Thank you to the EBHO members, community leaders, congregations, organizations and networks whose hard work and inspiration got us here!

 

Walnut Creek’s City Council took bold action, showing Contra Costa County what local leadership on affordable housing can look like. It’s possible for Contra Costa to require the real estate community to contribute more community benefits, and it’s possible to create a framework for the balanced development of great communities. Now Walnut Creek has sent this message to San Ramon, Danville, Lafayette, other neighboring communities, and the County Board of Supervisors. And advocates will be in those communities to support affordable housing leadership based on the momentum – and win – in Walnut Creek.

Next Steps

There is more work ahead. Walnut Creek needs to commit to strong anti-displacement and tenant protection programs, smart and green transportation options, and community benefits whenever a developer benefits from a special exception to city zoning. These issues are at the forefront of the West Downtown Specific Plan (projected to wrap up at the end of 2017), an area which recently saw terrible, direct displacement of multi-generational Latino households due to the development of high-end apartments. Additionally, the City’s North Downtown Specific Plan (which is just kicking off), will need community advocacy to secure one of several prime sites for affordable housing development in this opportunity- and jobs-rich area.

And we can do it! With the networks that advocates have built in Walnut Creek, Concord, Richmond, and across the County, we will BE THERE to build consciousness, public will, and investment in solutions. The affordable housing movement is building up in Contra Costa, one brick at a time.

 

Advocates at the August 1st Hearing who Supported Affordable Housing

 

Daniel Zwickel (ben Avrám)

Don Stump (CCH - Christian Church Homes)

Donna Colombo (Trinity Center, Multi-Faith Action Coalition)

Iman Novin (Novin Development Corporation)

Jan Warren (Multi-Faith Action Coalition, Lafayette Christian Church)

Joel Devalcourt (Greenbelt Alliance)

Jonathan Astmann (Satellite Affordable Housing Associates)

Laura Sanchez (Multi-Faith Action Coalition, San Ramon Valley United Methodist Church)

Lianne Stump

Mark McMahon (Multi-Faith Action Coalition, St. John Vianney Catholic Church)

Mary Fenelon (Multi-Faith Action Coalition, Mount Diablo Unitarian Universalist Church)

Nancy (Multi-Faith Action Coalition, St. John Vianney Catholic Church)

Zohreh Khodabandelu (Resources for Community Development)

Zuleika Godinez (Ensuring Opportunity)

 

Walnut Creek City Staff

 

Especially Margot Ernst, Housing Programs Manager, for your years of dedication, detailed policy analysis, coordination with stakeholders and elected leaders, and deep, long-term investment in Walnut Creek communities!

 

Organizations that have been supportive

 

Bike East Bay

Bike Walnut Creek

Contra Costa Interfaith Housing

Resources for Community Development

Satellite Affordable Housing Associates

The Great Communities Collaborative

The Interfaith Council of Contra Costa County

The Multi-Faith Action Coalition

The Trinity Center

*Nominal c-view member organizations*

Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley

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Congregations

 

Congregation B’nai Shalom

Lafayette Christian Church

Mount Diablo Unitarian Universalist Church

San Ramon Valley United Methodist Church

St. Matthews Lutheran Church

St. Paul’s Episcopal

Walnut Creek United Methodist Church

And scores of others who sent mail and emails to their Councilmembers, showed up at hearings, and joined in this effort - for just a moment, or throughout! 

 

Anthony Federico is an Oakland resident and the Associate Director of East Bay Housing Organizations

 

State Legislative Matrix

Track EBHO's Work in the State Capitol

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There are a number of exciting housing bills currently in the California state legislature and EBHO is working hard to see legislation passed that will increase access, support and funding for affordable housing in California. You can follow this work through our Legislative Matrix, which details all the bills we are tracking, where they stand in the legislative process, and how EBHO is working on them. To learn more about EBHO's legislative work, contact policy director This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

The California Legislature can create significant opportunities towards our goal of creating, preserving and protecting affordable housing both statewide and locally in the 2017 legislative session. The governor's draft budget, released January 10, 2017, and with the possibility of a future deficit and federal cuts, the governor does not want to provide a general fund allocation toward programs for construction and preservation of affordable homes.

Now more than ever, we need laws that support affordable housing in California. With your support, we want to see these bills pass. We can make this a reality if we stand together for housing justice. 

 

Guide to EBHO priority bills

2017 State Housing Legislation

 For additional information visit: The NPH State Legislative Resource Page or Housing California's State Legislation Resource Page for frequently asked questions and budget asks

 

2017 Supported Bills

AB 72 Fair Housing Enforcement

Problem: The need to build more housing in California has skyrocketed over the last decade, especially following the development slow down after the country’s most recent recession. 

Solution: By appropriating additional funds to the Attorney General for enforcement duties, AB 72 will be an important step towards ensuring the continued construction of fair and equitable affordable housing across California.

Lead Advocate: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

AB 423: Residential Hotel Protections (Bonta):

Ellis Act Exemption for SROs in Oakland. This bill would protect one of Oakland's most vulnerable communities that live in what are commonly referred to as residential or single-room occupancy (SRO) hotels by giving the City of Oakland the ability to regulate and protects SRO residents from eviction. 

Solution: AB 423 Extends existing SRO exemption from Ellis Act for buildings in Oakland.  Current law only covers SF, LA, San Diego, San Jose. It would also remove legal obstacles to stronger SRO preservation in Oakland.

Our Position: Support

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SB 3: Affordable Housing Bond Act of 2018 (Beall)

Problem: One of the biggest challenges faced by affordable developers is the lack of funding to build affordable apartments. In just the past 8 years, public investment in affordable development has plummeted 66 percent -- including more than $1 billion/year that vanished when California's redevelopment agencies were dissolved.

Solution: SB 3 would enact the Affordable Housing Bond Act of 2018, would authorize the issuance of bonds in the amount of $3 billion. Proceeds would be used to finance various existing housing programs, as well as infill infrastructure financing and affordable-development matching grant programs.

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2017 Endorsed Priorities

 

AB 74: Housing for a Healthy California (Chiu)

Problem: Homelessness often creates a circuit, where those experiencing it long enough cycle through living on the streets, emergency rooms, hospital stays, jails, and nursing homes. This circuit is expensive to our public systems. Individuals experiencing homelessness cost our public systems an average of $2,897 per month, two-thirds of which is incurred through the health system.  Although these individuals may receive medical and social services, without the stability of housing, they're usually unable to follow regimens and make choices that make services effective.

Solution: AB 74, identical to the 2016 bill AB 2821, creates a Rental Assistance Program that would allow thousands of Californians to exit the cycle of homelessness (and this "circuit") by linking services with housing. Housing gives people the stability to stick to a medical regimen, keep in contact with a primary care doctor, and live a healthy lifestyle that will help keep them housed and reduce the expensive costs to our public systems. AB 74 goes one step further, by collecting data to track costs and benefits of moving a person from the street into housing.

Our Position: Support

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Fact Sheet

Sample Support Letter

 

AB 71: Bring California Home Act (Chiu)

Problem:  The largest investment that the state makes on housing is through the mortgage interest deduction. Yet, the mortgage interest deduction disproportionately benefits those with higher incomes and larger mortgages, and can be used for second and vacation homes. To qualify for a mortgage interest deduction, a taxpayer must itemize deductions, which low- and moderate- income homeowners typically do not do. The estimated impact of the vacation home mortgage interest deduction on the general fund was $360 million in 2016-17. 

Solution: AB 71 provides an ongoing state funding source for affordable housing by eliminating the state mortgage interest deduction on vacation homes. This deduction results in a revenue loss to the state of approximately $300 million annually.  The funds saved as a result of eliminating the deduction would then increase the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program by $300 million per year.

Our position: Sponsor and support

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Fact Sheet

Sample Support Letter

 

SB 2: Building Homes and Jobs Act (Atkins)

Problem:  Increased and ongoing public funding for affordable homes -- for rentals and homeownership -- is critical to stabilize the state during the greatest housing crisis faced by typical California families. If developers know that there is a sustainable source of funding, they will take on the risk that comes with development — and create a reliable pipeline of well-paying construction jobs in the process.

Solution: SB 2 would enact the Building Homes and Jobs Act, generating hundreds of millions of dollars annually for affordable housing through a $75 fee (capped at $225) on real estate recorded documents, excluding those documents associated with real estate sales. 50% of collected fees will be distributed directly to local governments to address local needs. The remainder will be allocated by the state on a competitive basis. 20% of overall funds must be allocated to affordable homeownership needs for a growing workforce and 10% of overall funds must be used to meet the affordable housing needs of farmworkers and their families.This Act would ensure a sustainable, ongoing infusion of funds into tried-and-true programs.

Our position: Sponsor and support

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Fact Sheet

Sample Support Letter

 

SB 3: Affordable Housing Bond Act of 2018 (Beall)

Problem: One of the biggest challenges faced by affordable developers is the lack of funding to build affordable apartments. In just the past 8 years, public investment in affordable development has plummeted 66 percent -- including more than $1 billion/year that vanished when California's redevelopment agencies were dissolved.

Solution: SB 3 would enact the Affordable Housing Bond Act of 2018, would authorize the issuance of bonds in the amount of $3 billion. Proceeds would be used to finance various existing housing programs, as well as infill infrastructure financing and affordable-development matching grant programs.

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AB 1505: Inclusionary Zoning (Bloom)

 

Problem: Local governments have lost a vital tool to address the lack of affordable rental homes, especially in high-opportunity neighborhoods, effectively excluding people with low incomes. Families who would otherwise have access to opportunity and be able to lift themselves out of poverty remain held down, without access to good schools, jobs, and healthy communities.

Solution: This bill would authorize a city, county, or city and county to adopt ordinances to require, as a condition of development of residential rental homes, that the development include a certain percentage of affordable rental homes.

Our Position: Sponsor and support

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2017 Supported Bills

 

AB 181: Renters' Credit (Lackey):

This bill increases the renters’ credit from $120 to $240 for married couples filing joint returns, heads of household, and surviving spouses if adjusted gross income is $100,000 or less (increase from $50,000).  This bill increases the renters’ credit from $60 to $120 for individuals if adjusted gross income is $50,000 or less (up from $25,000).

 

 

 

#AHW2017 Celebrations, Appreciations and Dedications

Celebrating #Together4Housing

Join us for EBHO's 2017 Affordable Housing WeekMay 11-21

And don't forget to purchase tickets to our

 
Affordable Housing Week Kick-Off on May 11th!

 


Member events are FREE* and open to the public (invite your friends!).

 

Please visit www.EBHO.org or click the links below to learn more.


 

Check out #AHW2017 events especially for affordable housing on-site staff, owners and new home dedications!


May 16th: Once affordable housing gets built, dedicated on-site staff like custodial workers, resident services coordinators, and property managers are the heroes that build and sustain healthy, affordable communities. So whether you work in affordable housing or just love affordable homes, help EBHO's Resident and Community Organizing Program (RCOP) lift up staffers who have been strong supporters of our resident leaders at Celebrate Your Staff! Honoring Affordable Housing On-Site Staff! Dinner will be served - so please RSVP!


 

May 18th: Come celebrate with EBHO's Resident and Community Organizing Program's (RCOP) emerging new Leadership. Attend the Leadership Academy Awards and witness the new narrative of powerful community leadership for housing justice.  


 

May 20th: Do you rent housing to Section 8 voucher holders in Oakland? Join the Oakland Housing Authority's Owner Appreciation Day for a day-long celebration of your service. Enjoy a continential breakfast, network with peers, and gain new skills to better maintain your property(ies) and build healthy communities. 


May 20th: Habitat for Humanity volunteers, partners, and community supporters will come together to welcome six new homeowners at the Muir Ridge Home Dedication. This celebration will honor the new homeowners who have collectively put in thousands of sweat equity hours into making their dream home.


But wait, there's more! Don't forget to check out our many other member-led events during Affordable Housing Week!

For more information, visit www.EBHO.org or contact Laneisha Whitfield at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or 510 663 3830 x323

 

#Together4Housing

#AHW2017

Join EBHO as a member & be a part of our powerful movement for affordable homes today!

#AHW2017 Panels. Workshops, and Forums

Join us for EBHO's 2017 Affordable Housing Week, May 11-21

 
 22 events in 11 cities! There's something for everyone!
 
Click here to download the event calendar!
 
 
And don't forget to purchase tickets to EBHO's Affordable Housing Week Kick-Off on May 11th!
 
Check out the innovative workshops, panels and discussions EBHO members are organizing!
 

May 13thEBALDC will share with developers and communities a new approach to development: Transforming Vacant Land into Community Serving Uses to Revitalize Neighborhoods. Hear firsthand how the activities that happen on site could inform how the eventual development will be formed, particularly with an eye toward commercial retail spaces and communal spaces. Also, check this approach by seeing SPARC-it-Place, community market place and gathering space, in action and then learn more about the how-tos of creating a SPARC-it-Place and/or activating vacant lots developers may own.


 May 15th: So you want to be a developer? A panel discussion focused on building organizational and interfaith congregations' capacity to become successful housing developers and operators. Join for a presentation by Alameda County Housing and  Community Development Department about the County application process and funding.


 
May 16thPost-Occupancy Evaluations (POE) provide a rich opportunity to learn from past successes and missteps. This panel and round-table discussion will investigate a range of approaches and discuss the sensitivities, challenges, and benefits of collecting data about existing buildings. Join in on the Post-Occupancy Round Table: Maximizing Data for Effective Housing discussion hosted by David Baker Architects. Participants will share and learn methods by which multi-family building developers and owners can learn from past projects how to innovate their process to the direct benefit of residents, operators, and staff.
 
May 17th:Join us in Walnut Creek as we begin Exploring New Options in Affordable HousingThe Multi-Faith ACTION Coalition welcomes you out to explore new options for developing housing based on the recent passage of state legislation that encourages development of Junior Accessory Dwelling Units (JADU’s) as well as exploring programs on Shared Housing. The workshop will provide participants with information on how to learn the new rules and find out costs of JADUs, what the financing options are, and learn about construction options.  Have more bedrooms then you need? This workshop will also discuss available support systems to safely and economically share your house with another person.

May 17th:Alameda Home Team and the League of Women Voters of Alameda host “What’s next for Affordable Housing?” Lend your voice to the conversation, as guest speakers address current challenges for funding, how the community may get involved in the implementation process of Alameda County Measure A1, why is the State Housing Assessment report is so important, and the status of current City of Alameda projects that have been approved but are still pending.


 

May 18th: Solutions for Tri-Valley Housing Affordability. Join Eden Housing in a panel discussion on how to alleviate the growing housing needs of our Tri-Valley workforce. Housing and government professionals will be on hand to provide insight and join in on the conversation!


May 19th:Do you have a bigger home than you need? Need income? Wish to stay in your neighborhood but need more support? Consider an ADU and be part of your community's affordable housing solution. The Berkeley Accessory Dwelling Unit Task Force invites you to the panel Backyard Cottages & In laws: Creating Housing for ourselves! Join them as they educate housing advocates, faith-based organizations, cities, and individuals about the new state ADU law's potential to increase Berkeley housing stock in simple terms, show lots of visuals that describe the many types of accessory dwellings, describe the new ADU program and discuss how people are empowered by this law to take action themselves!


May 20th:Changing the Narrative of Homeownership hosted by Richmond Neighborhood Housing Services. This city-wide event will cater to the needs of residents interested in homeownership, credit repair, and financial literacy. Join us and participate in general information forums and visit expo booths of local foundations, housing groups and finance partners interested in changing the narrative of homeownership opportunities in Richmond.


 Click here for all the details on all EBHO member events during Affordable Housing WeekMay 11 - 21!

For more information, visit www.EBHO.org or contact

Laneisha Whitfield at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or 510 663 3830 x323

 
#Together4Housing
#AHW2017

 Join EBHO as a member & be a part of our movement for affordable homes today!

#AHW2017 Grand Openings, Groundbreakings, and Tours

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Join us for EBHO's 2017 Affordable Housing WeekMay 11-21

  22 events in 11 cities! There's something for everyone!
Click here to download the event calendar!
 
 
And don't forget to purchase tickets to EBHO's Affordable Housing Week Kick-Off on May 11th
 

 Events are FREE* and open to the public (invite your friends!). Please visit www.EBHO.org

 or click the links below to learn more.
 
Check out the awesome Grand Openings, Groundbreakings
and Open Houses EBHO members are organizing!

May 15th: EBALDC and the Oakland Housing Authority are excited to presentProsperity Place, a new building in Oakland's Chinatown neighborhood providing 71 affordable apartment homes. Please join EBALDC, neighbors, City & County officials and more to celebrate its grand opening during #AHW2017


    • May 15th: Eden Housing and The City of Richmond will host the groundbeaking ofMiraflores Senior Apartments. Miraflores is an 80 unit development of newaffordable senior rental housing in Richmond,CA.

    • May 16thJoin the City of San Leandro and Eden Housing for the grand re-opening of Las Palmas. Come see these newly rehabbed homes in San Leandro!

    • May 17thCelebrate the grand opening of Marea Alta in San Leandro with BRIDGEHousing, which brings 115 affordable family apartments and a childcare center to a transit-rich location with BART and bus access. During the same event, we will celebrate the groundbreaking of the development's second phase: 85 affordable senior homes!

    • May 17thIt's a celebration! Join Resources for Community Development for the grand opening of Stargell Commons in the City of Alameda, 32 apartments homes developed in partnership with the City of Alameda Housing Authority. Stop by for a guided tour and enjoy refreshments.

    • May 18th: Satellite Affordable Housing Associates will herald the groundbreaking of Redwood Hill Townhomes, a 28 unit large family project in the Laurel District ofOakland.

    • May 19thCome tour The Arbor at Hesperian in San Lorenzo- a vibrant community of 77 new affordable homes for seniors. Mercy Housing invites guests to join developers on a tour to learn more about the thoughtful design, services and programs available on site to help seniors age in place.

  • May 19thThe BOSS Meekland Transitional Housing Program in Hayward has been converted to Permanent Supportive Youth Housingcontinuing their work of building opportunities for self sufficiency. 

Click here for all the details on these eight EBHO member events - and 14 more - during Affordable Housing WeekMay 11 - 21!

For more information, visit www.EBHO.org or contact

Laneisha Whitfield at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or 510 663 3830 x323

 
#Together4Housing
#AHW2017

 Join EBHO as a member & be a part of our movement for affordable homes today!

Affordable Housing Week Events Calendar

 

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Affordable Housing Week 2017 Calendar of Events

 This year we have 22 events in 11 cities! Mark your calendars and join us for a weeklong celebration of affordable housing in the Bay Area

 

Thursday May 11th

Come out and celebrate with us as we launch

Affordable Housing Week May 11th-21st 2017!

 
Classic Cars West
 Thursday May 11, 2017
6 PM-8:30 PM
411 26th Street, Oakland (map)
 

 

Purchase your Kickoff tickets today!
 

 

Thank you to our Kickoff sponsors!

 

Saturday May 13th

Cooperative Community Living Bike Tour: Affordable Cohousing

Hosted by: East Bay Cohousing with refreshments sponsored by

Emerging Leaders Peer Network

10:00 am-12:00 pm

2220 Sacramento St., Berkeley

Contact: 510-842-6624

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SPARC-it: Transform Vacant Land into Community Serving Uses to Revitalize Neighborhoods

Hosted by: East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation

12:00 pm-2:00 pm

3431 San Pablo Avenue, Oakland

Contact:510-606-1832

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 Monday May 15th

So You Want To Be A Developer

Hosted by: Alameda County Housing & Community Development Department

9:00 am-11:30 am

224 West Winton Ave. Room 106, Hayward

Contact: 510-670—5211

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Prosperity Place Grand Opening

Hosted by: East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation

12:00pm-2:00pm

188 11th Street, Oakland

Contact: 510-606-1780

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Miraflores Groundbreaking

Hosted By: Eden Housing

12:00-1:00 PM

South 47th St at Florida, Richmond

Contact: 510-247-8193

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 Tuesday, May 16th

Post-Occupancy Roundtable: Maximizing Data for Effective Housing 

Hosted by: David Baker Architects

5:00 pm-8:00 pm

2175 Kittredge, Oxford Plaza

2nd Floor Community Room, Berkeley

Contact: 415-896-6700

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Celebrate Your Staff: Honoring Affordable Housing On-site Staff

Hosted by: EBHO’s Resident and Community Organizing Program

4:30 pm-6:00 pm

Swans Courtyard

538 9th Street, Oakland

Contact: 510-663-3830

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Las Palmas Re-Grand Opening

Hosted by: Eden Housing

2:00- 3:00 PM

12370 Tropic Court, San Leandro

Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

(510) 247-8193

 

Wednesday, May 17th

Stargell Commons Grand Opening

Hosted by: Resources for Community Development

10:30 am-12:00 pm

2700 Bette St. Alameda

Contact: 510-841-4410 ext. 310

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TODx2: San Leandro Grand Opening + Groundbreaking

Hosted by: BRIDGE Housing

11:00 am- 1:00 pm

1400 San Leandro Boulevard, San Leandro

Contact: 415-321-3552

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What's Next for Affordable Housing in Alameda

Hosted by: Alameda Home Team

1:30 pm-4:00 pm

Independence Plaza Community Room

703 Atlantic, Ave. Alameda

Contact: 510-239-4980

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Exploring New Options in Affordable Housing

Hosted by: Multi-faith ACTION Coalition

10:00 am-12:00 pm

Mt. Diablo Unitarian Universalist Church, Bortin Hall

55 Eckley Lane, Walnut Creek

Contact: 925-705-7756

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Thursday, May 18th

Affordable Housing in the Tri-Valley: A Panel Discussion

Hosted By: Eden Housing

8:00 am- 10:00 am

Innovate Pleasanton, 4464 Willow Rd, Pleasanton, CA

Contact: (510) 247-8193

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Redwood Hills Townhomes Groundbreaking

Hosted By: Satellite Affordable Housing Associates

10:00 am- 12:00 pm

4868 Calaveras Ave. Oakland, CA

Contact: 510-809-2772

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Powerful Leaders for Housing Justice: Leadership Academy Graduation

Hosted by: EBHO’s Resident and Community Organizing Program

4:30 pm-6:30 pm

Satellite Central

540 21st Street

Oakland, CA 94612

Contact: 510-663-3830

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 Friday, May 19th

Open House at The Arbors on Hesperian

Hosted by: Mercy Housing

3:00-5:00 PM

The Arbors at Hesperian

15888 Hesperian, San Lorenzo

Contact: 213-743-5821

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Backyard Cottages & In-laws: Creating housing for ourselves! 

Hosted by: Berkeley Accessory Dwelling Unit Task Force

11:30 am- 2:30 pm

East Bay Media Center

1939 Addison Street, Berkeley

Contact: 510-508-7003

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Meekland Housing for Youth Open House

Hosted by: Building Opportunities for Self-Sufficiency

4:00 pm-6:00 pm

21757 Meekland Ave., Hayward

Contact: 510-649-1930 x1008

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 Saturday, May 20th

Owner Appreciation Day

Hosted by: Oakland Housing Authority

8:30 am-3:00 pm

1540 Webster Street, Oakland

Contact: 510-587-7161

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Muir Ridge Home Dedication

Hosted by: Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley

10:00 am- 11:30 am

401 Heron Lane, Martinez

Contact: 510-803-3377

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Bike Tour: Fremont Affordable Housing

Hosted by: Community Economics Inc.

10:00 AM- 1:00 PM

Begins at Fremont BART

Contact: 510-663-3830

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Changing the Narrative of Homeownership

Hosted By: Richmond Neighborhood Housing Services

9:00 am- 2:00 pm

4300 Cutting Blvd., Richmond

Contact: 510-237-6459 ext. 15 

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Thank you to our generous

 

Affordable Housing Week Kickoff Sponsors

 
 

 

CityNationalBank

  

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

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

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

DJ GLO

Our dynamite team of volunteers

Our Board members

Lisa Wong Consulting


Thank you to our generous

Affordable Housing Week Kickoff Sponsors

 
 

 CityNationalBank

 

  

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