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EAST BAY HOUSING ORGANIZATIONS

Affordable Homes for All

aka EBHO   |   Oakland, CA   |  www.ebho.org

Mission

East Bay Housing Organizations (EBHO) is a member-driven organization working to preserve, protect, and create affordable housing opportunities for low-income communities in the East Bay by educating, advocating, organizing, and building coalitions.

Ruling year info

1996

Executive Director

Lindsay Haddix

Main address

538 9th St Ste 200

Oakland, CA 94607 USA

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EIN

94-3232405

NTEE code info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (L01)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (R01)

Community, Neighborhood Development, Improvement (S20)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

EBHO envisions an economically and racially just world where housing is a human right; everyone, particularly low-income people and people of color, have access to a range of affordable, healthy, and stable homes and live in diverse and culturally rich neighborhoods of their choice; and where everyone has an equal part in shaping the future of their communities.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Resident Community Organizing Program

EBHO’s Resident Organizing Program empowers affordable housing residents to be affordable housing advocates alongside our non-resident members and allies, and to engage them in EBHO’s campaigns and programs. Based in Oakland and expanding throughout the East Bay, RCOP Committee runs transformative leadership trainings and engages affordable housing residents in the policy and neighborhood decisions that affect them directly. Many of our RCOP members are graduates of our Leadership Academy, where they hone their skills in advocating for housing justice.

Population(s) Served
Low-income people
Older adults
Seniors
Extremely poor people
Immigrants

We collaborate with organizations across the Bay Area to host a month-long public education campaign about the affordable housing crisis and its solutions. Through a series of 12-20 events, activities, and conversations, we educate elected officials, planning commissions, civic organizations, neighborhood associations, faith-based groups, the business community and the general public about how we can work together to resolve the affordable housing crisis.

Population(s) Served

Creating sustainable and affordable communities means much more than constructing individual buildings. We see affordable housing as intimately linked with issues such as environmental justice, open space preservation, pollution and traffic, and access to quality jobs. For this reason, we engage in planning and policy processes on the local and regional level that link land use to transportation, sustainability and economic development. Our regional policy committee, Berkeley committee, advocacy, and coalition work are some of the tools we use to build an East Bay where everyone heads home along safe, healthy corridors to vibrant neighborhoods with quality, affordable homes for everyone.

EAST BAY REGIONAL POLICY COMMITTEE
EBHO’s East Bay Regional Policy Committee engages in policy advocacy for equitable development throughout the region and provides support and technical assistance for EBHO’s local efforts for affordable homes in a number of communities throughout the East Bay. We also track and recommend EBHO action on statewide housing legislation.

EBHO STATE LEGISLATE WORK
In 2019 we participated in the CASA and 3p’s coalition, passing an unprecedented number of bills that expand and preserve affordable housing across California. In particular, a bill we co-sponsored, AB1486- the Public Lands for Public Good, strengthens the public lands act and will play a key role in expanding the number of affordable units that will be built in the next decade. To learn more about EBHO’s legislative work, contact policy director Jeff Levin.

SIX WINS COALITION
The Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) are developing a regional Sustainable Communities Strategy, a long-range plan that addresses housing growth and transit investments over the next 30 years. Mandated by Senate Bill 375, the SCS must be designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and provide for the Bay Area’s full housing needs.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Ex-offenders
People with physical disabilities

EBHO's Faith and Justice Committee develops and maintains collaborative relationships with faith communities, faith leaders, and interfaith and inter-religious organizations throughout the Bay Area. The goal of the committee is to advance housing justice through the engagement of faith leaders, communities, and organizations in policy advocacy campaigns and participation in the movement for housing justice.

As members of East Bay Housing Organizations and the Faith and Justice Committee, members work to educate, empower, and organize people of faith to take action to preserve, protect, and create affordable housing.

Population(s) Served
Low-income people
Interfaith groups

We advocate for local, regional, and statewide affordable housing solutions. We host a Regional Policy Committee, bringing together members from city and county government, non-profit housing providers, tenants, and community advocates to strategize and coordinate solutions. Our Policy team advocates and provides technical support to elected officials with the goal of enacting policy changes that protect tenants, preserve affordable homes, and produce new affordable housing in the Bay Area region.

Population(s) Served
Low-income people

EBHO uses a range of media strategies to educate the general public about what affordable housing is and how we can achieve stable, quality, affordable housing for all low-income people in the East Bay of California. Using social media, videos, printed materials, a digital 'study room', and engagement with news media, we seek to demystify the technical aspects of affordable housing funding, legislation, local policy solutions, and advocacy strategies to build a broad base of East Bay residents committed to winning affordable homes for all.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Researchers
Students
Teachers
Activists
Economically disadvantaged people
Researchers
Students
Teachers
Activists

Where we work

Awards

Neighborhood Excellence Initiative 2006

Bank of America

National Organizing Award 2017

National Low Income Housing Coalition

Honoree (Gloria Bruce) 2018

Enterprise Community Partners

Affiliations & memberships

National Alliance of Community Economic Development Associations 2009

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

EBHO envisions an economically and racially just world where housing is a human right; everyone, particularly low-income people and people of color, have access to a range of affordable, healthy, and stable homes and live in diverse and culturally rich neighborhoods of their choice; and where everyone has an equal part in shaping the future of their communities.

We pursue our advocacy, organizing, educating, and coalition building through strategies that honor our historic strengths but look towards the future:

Creating and Preserving Affordable Housing

STRATEGY 1. Focus on and lead local policy advocacy campaigns to create
affordable housing opportunities for low-income people by increasing funding,
access to land, and political and public will.

STRATEGY 2. Increase our local work to preserve housing and protect people
from displacement and housing instability.

STRATEGY 3. Lead and support efforts to shift overall patterns of land use,
funding and development towards more community-oriented models that
prioritize equity and affordability — including supporting efforts regionally
and statewide.

Lifting Up our EXPERTISE to Advance Housing Solutions
STRATEGY 4. Continue our investment in leadership development, capacity
building, and advocacy expertise. Build up the power and capacity, and lift up and
integrate the voices of community members, affordable housing residents, and
those most affected by the housing crisis.

STRATEGY 5. Build our organizational strength and stability by sharpening
our assessment of campaigns, investing in staff, and activating our diverse
membership.

LEADING with HOUSING JUSTICE
STRATEGY 6. Continue to build and connect a diverse housing justice
movement and an affordable housing community through our inclusive
practices, communications, events, and educational activities.

STRATEGY 7. Stay clearly focused on housing as our role and contribution,
yet be ready to endorse and assist intersectional efforts that address social and
racial inequity, serve low-income people holistically, and respond to the current
political moment.

Our organization brings 500+ members together in taking action at the local, regional, and state level to preserve, protect, and produce affordable housing. We have a talented staff of community organizers, policy, communications, and operational professionals to ensure that our team of 9 continues to build community power, coalitions, and ultimately win policy and political change that ensures low-income people in the East Bay have access to stable, affordable homes.

2020: Helped pass the Condo Conversion Ordinance Passed in Oakland, which will preserving 20,000 additional units, including many rent controlled units, from being sold as condominiums and reducing the number of rental apartments available; helped pass strong eviction moratoriums in 23 East Bay cities during the COVID19 pandemic.

2015-2017: Trained 60 leaders from low-income communities in 3 Leadership Academies.

2016: Helped secure over $680 Million for affordable homes in
East Bay in 2016 ballot wins.

2013: Won millions for affordable housing in Oakland and Alameda County from former redevelopment
funds.

2012: Won commitment that 25% of 12,000 homes planned for Concord’s Naval Weapon Station will be affordable

2007: Ensured that Oakland’s Uptown Development included affordable housing.

2003: Launched our Interfaith Communities United program, now called our Faith & Justice Program, to
engage the spiritual and human resources of faith communities for housing justice.

1997: Launched Affordable Housing Week and the Affordable Housing Guidebook, reaching
thousands of people every year with education and resources.

1989: Helped preserve low-income housing in Oakland and strengthened non-profit housing organizations after Loma Prieta Earthquake

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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EAST BAY HOUSING ORGANIZATIONS

Board of directors
as of 07/15/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Hang Mosier

Community Engagement Program Director with SAHA

Hang Mosier

SAHA

Shawn Johnson

Eden Housing

Felix Au-Yeung

MidPen Housing

Vanna Whitney

LMSA

Angela Upshaw

Insight Housing

William Goodwin

Resident Empowerment Program, Hope Solutions

Donna Griggs-Murphy

Retired

Linda Coleman

Sequoia Living

Kevin Leichner

Community HousingWorks

Aubra Levine

The Unity Council

Christina Mun

LeSar Holdings, Inc.

Cathy Eberhardt

Resident Leader

Peggy McQuaid

City of Albany

Lauline Mitchell

BBI Construction

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 7/12/2024

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

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Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 05/10/2021

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.