#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 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


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