We’re moving the East Bay forward, together

East Bay for Everyone (formerly East Bay Forward) is a network of people fighting for the future of housing, transit, tenant rights, and long-term planning in the East Bay. We say yes to more neighbors, more housing, more renter protections, better public transit, and better infrastructure in our backyards.

Flex your civic muscle

We’re active and everywhere. Find us at community meetings, Zoning Boards, Planning Commissions, and your local City Council meetings. Read up on what we’re up to these days.

Regular meetups

We host monthly meetings every second Wednesday in Oakland and occasionally a weekend meeting every third Sunday in Berkeley. If you’re into procedure and direction-setting, join us. We also try to have fun events like happy hours or karaoke nights every once in a while. Event details are in the calendar.

What’s going on:

We are most active in the cities of Alameda, Oakland, and Berkeley but we’re working to build a base of pro-housing advocates who believe that density is good, displacement needs to be stopped, housing is a home, and that we need more of it – especially in the long run. As more people join from each city, we can expand our work. Read our full platform.

East Bay for Everyone Endorses Marisol Rubio for CA Senate District 7

East Bay For Everyone is proud to endorse Marisol Rubio in her campaign for California Senate District Seven in Contra Costa and Alameda counties. Rubio is a progressive leader for improving the conditions of working and vulnerable Californians. Like East Bay For...

Gender Neutral Laws are Anti-Fascist Praxis

Last week, the Berkeley City Council passed an ordinance that replaced gendered language in the city’s code with gender neutral language. Implementing gender-neutral language in our cities and organizations reflects one of East Bay for Everyone’s closest held values:...

East Bay for Everyone Endorses ADU Streamlining Bills

East Bay for Everyone strongly supports the following five accessory dwelling unit (ADU) bills currently under consideration by the California State Legislature. Never heard of an ADU or want to learn more about them? Check out the California Department of Housing and...

East Bay for Everyone Supports Package of Tenant Protection Bills

On April 19, East Bay for Everyone sent a package of endorsement letters to Sacramento supporting a slate of tenant protection bills under consideration by the California State Legislature. These six bills - AB 36, 724, 1110 1481, and 1482, and SB 529 - are designed...

In Support of Costa-Hawkins reform Assembly Bill 36

Costa-Hawkins is a state law that, most notably, restricts the ability of cities to change the start date of their rent control or to pass new rent control for buildings built after 1995. Last year we were proud to support AB-1506 and Prop 10, both of which would've...

Letter on Oakland Owner Move-In (OMI) Evictions

We sent the following letter to the City of Oakland on Monday, April 8, 2019 City Administrator Landreth: East Bay For Everyone writes to register our frustration, based on recent reports, that the administration is not adequately monitoring and enforcing laws...

Meet the EBFErs: Greg Magofña

Meet Greg, the sixth organizer to interview in our series highlighting the volunteers who make up East Bay for Everyone. What's your name and pronouns? Greg Magofña, he/him Tell us about your background. My dad was in the military so I grew up all over. I ended up in...

Oppose OPD’s Discrimination against New Karibbean City

Displacement through residency is as important to stomp out as displacement through culture and business in Oakland. East Bay for Everyone demands that Oakland Police cease and desist from discriminatory policing of the New Karibbean City nightclub through revoking...

Support the RV residents in Berkeley!

Our organization is already formally opposed to sweeps of encampments. This letter is specifically about the RV situation in Berkeley East Bay for Everyone’s membership has voted overwhelmingly to support the RV residents in Berkeley, who have recently been prohibited...

Meet the EBFErs: Tommaso Sciortino

We're on to the fifth interview in a series highlighting the organizers who make up East Bay for Everyone. Next up is Tomm! What's your name and pronouns? Tommaso Sciortino, he/him What is your housing story? I lived at home until I moved...

Upcoming Events

  1. Legislative Town Hall with California YIMBY

    December 14 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  2. Transportation+Compact Growth meeting #sierraclubmtg

    December 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  3. Oakland Bike Ped Commission

    December 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  4. Split Roll DTO Walking Tour 12/21 at 10am

    December 21 @ 10:00 am
  5. EB4E Monthly Meeting

    January 8, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Header photo by Jef Poskanzer