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.

My Rent Went Down

Our movement is driven by people who have seen what the housing crisis is doing to our communities and decided to do something about it. Our belief in building more housing as a key part of the solution is borne out not just by data and research but by our own...
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My Rent Went Down

Our movement is driven by people who have seen what the housing crisis is doing to our communities and decided to do something about it. Our belief in building more housing as a key part of the solution is borne out not just by data and research but by our own...
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East Bay for Everyone’s position on Proposition 10: VOTE YES

We strongly support Proposition 10. Per our organization’s platform: “To achieve [housing stability for tenants], we support the repeal of Costa-Hawkins and stand in solidarity with ongoing struggles to pass rent control on older buildings in cities throughout the East Bay.”

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Oakland City Council Endorsements

The ballots are in! We've selected the following candidates as our #1 picks in the Oakland City Council races. District 2 Abel Guillen Councilmember Abel Guillen is quite possibly the best housing advocate up for election this fall. He understands the twin challenges...
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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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Upcoming Events

  1. Social Housing Working Group

    September 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  2. Oakland Mayoral Candidates Forum

    September 26 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  3. #Mobility Happy Hour @ Arthur Mac’s Tap and Snack

    September 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  4. EB4E Monthly Meeting

    October 10 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
  5. Transport Oakland Board Meeting

    October 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Header photo by Jef Poskanzer