We’re moving the East Bay forward, together

East Bay for Everyone (formerly East Bay Forward) is a network of citizens 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.

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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Action Alert: Prevent yet another senseless downzoning in Berkeley

The skinny: Berkeley Planning Commission meeting, North Berkeley Senior Center, tonight at 7pm. Berkeley is at it again. This time, it's the Friends of R-1A in collaboration with the Berkeley Planning Commission. What is an "R-1A" and why does it need friends? Good...
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Add Missing Middle to Berkeley R-1A Zoning

East Bay for Everyone has submitted the following letter to the Berkeley Planning Commission:
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New Membership Meeting: October 21st

East Bay for Everyone's next new member orientation meeting is October 21st, 11am until 1pm at our new office: 2044 Franklin St, Oakland, CA. If you're new to East Bay for Everyone, looking to get involved, or even a long-time organizer who wants a refresher, make...
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Appeal filed for Berkeley Landmarking decision

East Bay for Everyone has filed an appeal of a Landmarking decision made by the City of Berkeley's Landmark and Preservation Commission. Our appeal letter is below. [pdf-embedder url="https://eastbayforeveryone.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/landmarking-appeal.pdf"...
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Header photo by Jef Poskanzer