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.

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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Affordable Money for Affordable Housing in Livermore

Livermore city council will be hearing comments and voting to set priorities for the downtown expansion on Nov 27th starting at 7pm. Its the only item on the agenda so it should start right on time. This will be the end of a period of data collection and outreach and...
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ICYM: Last night’s conversation with Richard Rothstein

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Stop a Downzoning in West Berkeley

This week, the Berkeley Planning Commission is considering an outright downzoning of West Berkeley. Tonight at 2044 Franklin, we'll be having a sign making party and working on our strategy for this Wednesday. Starts at 6pm and we'll be open until 9pm. We've written...
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Feast Bay for Everyone!

We'll be having our annual Feast Bay for Everyone community potluck this month! November 18th 6-10 PM at 2044 Franklin St. Bring food and a drink to share, if it's anything like last year we'll have too much! We'll have plates, cups, flatware, etc just bring yourself...
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Meet our Education Working Group

The Education Working Group meets weekly to create educational materials about the housing crisis. We're building a comprehensive collection of resources in a variety of mediums that can be read on our website, printed and brought to events, and shared externally....
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Meet “The Color of Law” author Richard Rothstein: Nov 14

Join East Bay for Everyone and the California Renter's Legal Advocacy and Education Fund on November 14th at Oakstop for a discussion with Richard Rothstein, author of the eye-opening book The Color of Law. [button...
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Header photo by Jef Poskanzer