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.

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Berkeley District 4 City Council Election Endorsement

East Bay for Everyone (EB4E) is a membership organization in Alameda and Contra Costa counties devoted to making our cities more just and inclusive through land use, housing and mobility reform. Berkeley City Council District 4 (D4) is the heart of Berkeley. It’s...

Oakland just voted to upzone Rockridge and expand housing opportunity citywide

East Bay for Everyone congratulates the City of Oakland for passing a package of zoning amendments that will meaningfully expand housing opportunities across the city. These policy changes include: 1) greater height limits along corridors like College Avenue and...

EB4E Audits City Housing Elements

Every city in Alameda and Contra Costa County has been updating their Housing Element, a state-mandated map of where and how much housing can be built in each jurisdiction. Many cities have been submitting plans that are unrealistic or could do more to increase...

Looking Back on 2020-2022

Back in the fall of 2019, East Bay for Everyone (EB4E) underwent a strategic planning process to focus on what members wanted to accomplish over the next two years. Back in our old clubhouse at 2044 Franklin (RIP) and online we debated where to focus our time and energy as a volunteer membership organization.

Oakland Mayor and Berkeley D8 Endorsements

East Bay for Everyone members have voted to make the following additional endorsements: Oakland Mayor: Vote for Loren Taylor and Sheng Thao in either order Please do not vote for Ignacio De La Fuente anywhere in your ranked choices Berkeley City Council District 8: ...

November 2022 Endorsements

Part of bringing about abundant and affordable housing and transit for everyone is electing good officials who will make pro-housing votes and make sure city staff follow pro-housing values. East Bay for Everyone has made the following endorsements in East Bay...

Oakland Housing Element Rezonings: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Oakland has a new proposal to rezone lots of land in the city for additional density. We took a close look at these proposals recently and wanted to highlight where Oakland is on the right track and where it is doubling down on ugly patterns of exclusion. These...

California Needs Better Environmental Laws

East Bay for Everyone is greatly disappointed to hear of the news of a California Court of Appeal decision denying a request to stay a 2021 Alameda County Superior Court decision that requires UC Berkeley to freeze student enrollment to the same level as it was in...

East Bay for Everyone Endorses Courtney Welch and Alex Lee

The results are in and the membership of East Bay for Everyone has endorsed Courtney Welch for Emeryville City Council and in favor of the reelection of Alex Lee to California Assembly District 25.  Courtney Welch for Emeryville City Council Emeryville may be...

Missing Middle, Found Walking Tour

Join local housing advocates, community members, planners, and architects to see and discuss how house scale, multi-unit buildings make Berkeley's neighborhoods more welcoming, attainable, and walkable. Duplexes, backyard units, cottage courts, oh my! The kind of...

What’s going on:

We are most active in the cities of Alameda, Oakland, and Berkeley, and more and more in the Tri-Valley, 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.

Header photo by Jef Poskanzer