Affordable Housing Week

Affordable Housing Week, May 7-18, 2015

Here to Stay: Building Inclusive Communities

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Affordable Housing Week is EBHO’s 10-day-long celebration of affordable homes, the benefits they bring to communities, and the people who live in, develop, manage and support affordable housing.  We raise awareness in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties through our members’ grand openings, groundbreaking, tours, and panel discussions.  We also launch EBHO’s annual Affordable Housing Guidebook.  See a photo album from last year here.

At its core, Affordable Housing Week is about lifting up the results of collective advocacy. Our events Affordable Housing Week reaches thousands of people in cities across the East Bay, gaining attention from the media, elected officials and the general public. Highlights are EBHO’s annual Kick-Off Celebration, attended by 350 members and supporters, and Housing Sabbath, where speakers visit congregations of different faiths to spread the word about housing justice. 

There are many ways to get involved in EBHO’s Affordable Housing Week, including:

  • Host an Affordable Housing Week Event.  EBHO will support and promote 15-20 member events between May 9 - 17. Click here to download the event proposal form.  Deadline for event proposals is Friday, February 6, 2015.  Only EBHO member organizations may propose official AHW events. Not a member?  Join here!
  • Feature a resident story, or one of your new/rehabbed properties in the Guidebook: Please click here for the resident nomination form and here for the building profile form.  Deadline is Friday, January 9, 2015.  Only EBHO member organizations may nominate residents and properties for the Guidebook.
  • Be a speaker or host congregation for Housing Sabbath, May 1-3.  This year, Housing Sabbath will happen before Affordable Housing Week as a chance to spread the word about housing justice to places of worship throughout the East Bay. Please contact Rev. Sandhya Jha for details at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
  • Accept an official Affordable Housing Week proclamation in your local jurisdiction. EBHO will reach out to cities and arrange for them to issue ceremonial proclamations honoring the Week - you can be on hand to accept one, and make strong connections with your local elected officials. 
  • Be a sponsor, or purchase an ad. More information to come – send early inquiries to Charlotte Rosen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
  • Attend the Week’s events from May 8-17!  Stay tuned for the full event calendar to be posted here in March 2015.

For more information on Affordable Housing Week and getting involved, Please contact Gloria Bruce at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 510-663-3830 ext. 322.