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.

Save The Date: #UpzoneNorthBerkeley BART, March 15th

Councilmember Maio and Mayor Arreguin of Berkeley are officially organizing a community meeting for March 15th to discuss increasing housing density in the area around North Berkeley BART. East Bay for Everyone has been agitating over this issue since our earliest...
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Thursday: Stop Big Pot Evictions

This Thursday at 5:30pm, the Oakland Cannabis Regulatory Commission is holding a hearing on the impacts of commercial cannabis operations on the city’s housing supply. While everyone loves pot (or at least the 65.2% of Oaklanders who voted for Measure Z love pot),...
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East Bay for Everyone – The Birthday Party

East Bay for Everyone is turning two years old! Our canonical anniversary is on February 20th. This year we'll be celebrating it at Spats in Berkeley, February 20th, 7pm to 9pm. There will be cake! And drinks! And food! Come join us as we celebrate our achievements so...
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Downtown Oakland Specific Plan – Next Week!

Via the city's mailing list: The City of Oakland has recently announced the next set of Downtown Specific Plan Public meetings. The Neighborhood Design Sessions are hands-on workshops that will pin-point the assets, the challenges and the opportunities for change in...
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New Member Meeting – February 24th!

East Bay for Everyone’s next new member orientation meeting is February 24th, 11am until 1pm at our new office: 2044 Franklin St, Oakland, CA. If you’re new to East Bay for Everyone, looking to get involved, or even a long-time organizer who wants a refresher, make...
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ICYMI: AD15 Candidate Housing Policy Panel

Last night, we had our long-awaited Assembly District 15 Candidate Housing Policy Panel! Nearly 150 people were in attendance to hear all 9 candidates lay out their housing platforms in what is one of the most competitive state assembly races in the bay area. We were...
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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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Header photo by Jef Poskanzer