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 believe in more housing, more renter protections, better public transit, and better infrastructure.

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.

Alameda Happy Hour, Sunday the 21st!

East Bay For Everyone will be having a happy hour on Sunday, January 21st from 2-4 PM at Alameda Island Brewing Company! Come, meet fellow housing advocates, and celebrate the fact city council finally approved building 500 new units out at Alameda Point! AIBC is...
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Upzoning Rockridge with SB-827

State Senator Scott Weiner announced yesterday the first salvos as part this year's focus on our state's housing shortage in the state legislature. SB-827, Mandating Denser & Taller Zoning Near Transit SB-828, RHNA Reform: Relying on Data, Not Politics, in...
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Costa Hawkins Lobbying Day: January 10th

Join East Bay for Everyone on January 10th for Costa Hawkins Lobbying Day! Early last year, AB-1506 was introduced by assemblymembers Bloom, Chiu, and Bonta. This bill is an incredibly short, yet powerful bill. Its full text is (currently): SECTION 1. Chapter 2.7...
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589 Homes in Alameda: TONIGHT!

Action Alert: 589 New Homes Up For Approval In Alameda December 19! Tuesday, December 19th, the Alameda City Council will consider a proposal to build 589 new homes as part of the “Encinal Terminals” project in north-central Alameda. If approved, the project would be...
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AD15 Candidate Housing Forum – January 24th

Join East Bay for Everyone and Tech Equity Collaborative for a housing policy panel and debate with your candidates for State Assembly District 15. The rent is too damn high. Wealth inequality is at its highest in ages. We are experiencing a brutal shortage of...
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We’ve amended our platform to include Rent Control.

At our December monthly meeting, East Bay for Everyone adopted a resolution to amend our official platform to express our support for rent control, and to reaffirm our solidarity with ongoing struggles to pass rent control in cities throughout the East Bay....
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We won! Berkeley to consider ministerial approval of affordable housing!

Last night we helped make history in Berkeley! Ministerial approval of affordable housing passed its first hurdle at city council with a unanimously-approved proposal written by councilmember Lori Droste and co-sponsored by several others, including the mayor. Public...
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East Bay for Everyone opposes Oakland’s delays on relocation payments

Last week, the Oakland City Council withdrew the previously voted on Universal Relocation Payment Ordinance in the 11th hour, immediately prior to its second reading. East Bay for Everyone stands opposed to this blatant act of class warfare against renters....
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Action Alert: By-Right Affordable Housing? In Berkeley?? December 5th!!!

The California State Legislature passed a sweeping package of bills this year, dubbed The Housing Package. A critical component of the Package is SB 35: Streamlined approval process. It mandates all cities to implement a by-right approval process for housing project...
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Upzone your donation on Giving Tuesday!

Each fall, Thanksgiving marks the start of the holidays and the beginning of the end to another year. As we move into the season with a heart of gratitude, we must also be mindful of how many families across the East Bay are working hard and still coming up short....
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Header photo by Jef Poskanzer