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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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...

East Bay for Everyone Endorses Janani Ramachandran for AD18 and No on the Recall

The results of the EBFE endorsements vote in the AD 18 special election and gubernatorial recall election have been released. With 60% of the vote, EB4E has voted to endorse Janani Ramachandran in the AD 18 special runoff election on August 31. Ramachandran has...

AD18 Special Election Candidate Forum

While East Bay for Everyone is not issuing an endorsement for this special election we are holding did hold a candidate forum. We asked each candidate - James Aguilar, Victor Aguilar, Nelsy Batista, Mia Bonta*, Janani Ramachandran, and Malia Vella to submit a...

EB4E’s New White Paper – California Housing Corporation: The Case for a Public Sector Developer

East Bay for Everyone is a membership organization devoted to building just cities through housing, land use and mobility policies. In addition to supporting zoning reform and tenant protections, East Bay for Everyone recognizes the need for social housing policy to...

East Bay for Everyone Denounces the Use of Policing as a Vehicle of Gentrification

The murders of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd have catalyzed a national uprising in response to continued police violence and lawlessness that has shown implacable resistance to reform. It was recently reported that a Louisville police unit called Place-Based...

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