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: Libby Lee-Egan

This is the third interview in a new series highlighting the people behind East Bay for Everyone. Read the second interview here! Name and pronouns. Libby Lee-Egan. she, her, hers What is your housing story? I moved here from Chicago in 2012. We gave ourselves a week...
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BART has plans to expand build a surveillance dragnet. Show Up this Thursday to stop it.

On Thursday, BART's General Manager, Grace Crunican, will ask the board to authorize her proposed Safety and Security Action Plan. These measures are being touted as basic safety precautions in response to the murder of Nia Wilson, but in reality, they're a massive...
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Oakland Just Cause Ballot Endorsement

East Bay For Everyone applauds the Oakland City Council for placing expansion of Just Cause protections to owner-occupied duplexes and triplexes on the November 6, 2018 ballot. As long as our housing crisis persists, Oakland renters remain especially vulnerable to...
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Meet Your Oakland City Council Candidates at East Bay for Everyone

On Thursday, July 26, candidates up for election in Oakland’s even-numbered districts (that’s D2, D4, and D6) will be at the East Bay for Everyone offices in Downtown Oakland (2044 Franklin St) to answer questions and share their platforms. To more directly connect...
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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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Upcoming Events

  1. ADUs & You Test Run

    August 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  2. Oakland Bike Ped Commission

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

    August 17 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
  4. Transportation+Compact Growth meeting #sierraclubmtg

    August 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  5. Repairing Telegraph Open House

    August 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Header photo by Jef Poskanzer