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.

Meet the EBFErs: Joshua Davis

This is the second interview in a new series of blog posts highlighting the members and organizers of East Bay for Everyone. Read the first post here! Name and pronouns. Joshua Davis, he/him What is your housing story? I moved to the Bay Area 5 years ago for work. My...
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East Bay for Everyone goes Canvassing – Join the team!!

East Bay for Everyone is gearing up for canvassing actions throughout the East Bay. We'll be going door to door, meeting our neighbors, learning what people care about, recruiting them to join EBFE, and asking them to vote for rent control, housing bonds, and pro-city...
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Concord Rally Update

East Bay for Everyone, a member of Concord against Concentration, has issued the following press release in advance of the Rally tonight at Concord City Hall.  Press...
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Hell, No! Rally to oppose a concentration camp in Concord

Tuesday, June 26 Concord City Hall 1950 Parkside Dr, Concord, CA 94519, USA Schedule 5:00pm Assemble at Concord BART Station 5:10pm Walk to Concord City Hall, 1950 Parkside Dr 5:30pm Rally at Concord City Hall 6:00pm Attend City Council meeting and give public comment...
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Meet the EBFErs: Ernest Brown

This is the first in a new series of blog posts highlighting the members and organizers of East Bay for Everyone. Name and pronouns. Ernest Brown, he/him What is your housing story? I currently live in a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment with 4 people: Myself, partner,...
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East Bay for Everyone adopts new bylaws

Last night, the Board of Stewards of East Bay for Everyone voted to adopt revised bylaws which formally introduces membership and makes visible much of our previously invisible structure. The full bylaws are available in our About Us section, and here's why this is...
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Tuesday #berkmtg: Demand 100% affordable housing at North Berkeley BART

Tomorrow May 29th, Berkeley City Council will be considering a resolution penned by Councilmembers Maio, Hahn, and Mayor Arreguin that positions the City of Berkeley in opposition to AB-2923, which would allow BART to build 100% affordable housing at the North...
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We oppose the Livermore BART, and demand BRT instead.

Tonight at 5:00PM, the BART Board of Directors will be considering a vote on extending BART to Livermore. East Bay for Everyone is asking its network to Show Up as we #DemandMore. The BART Board Room is at 2040 Webster St, Oakland, CA. Specific directions are on...
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Our full slate of June primary endorsements

The results are in for the East Bay for Everyone June primary endorsement election! Full results may be viewed on electionrunner. Alameda County Measures Measure A - Endorse Measure B - Endorse Measure C - Endorse Measure D - Endorse Measure RM3 - Endorse Alameda...
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Monday: YIMBY Lobby Day

Next Monday, join East Bay for Everyone, YIMBY Action, and California YIMBY in Sacramento for our second annual YIMBY Lobby Day! Lobby Day starts at 10:00am in the CA YIMBY office at 717 K St in downtown Sacramento. There's a great 7:43am train that leaves from Jack...
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Upcoming Events

  1. EBFE Not Dudes!

    July 20 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
  2. Community Meeting Regarding Ashby Bart

    August 2 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  3. EB4E Monthly Meeting

    August 8 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
  4. Oakland Bike Ped Commission

    August 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  5. EBFE Not Dudes!

    August 17 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Header photo by Jef Poskanzer