Housing Is Your Right Inc

Oakland, CA   |
GuideStar Charity Check

Housing Is Your Right Inc

EIN: 88-3965405


Our mission is to ensure access to safe, affordable, and adequate housing for all individuals, families, and communities affected by the housing crisis. We recognize that the housing crisis is a complex issue with many underlying factors, including economic inequality, systemic racism, and lack of affordable housing options. Therefore, our approach is multifaceted and focuses on both short-term and long-term solutions. In the short-term, we prioritize providing immediate relief to those experiencing homelessness and housing insecurity through emergency housing assistance, rental subsidies, and support services. We also work to prevent evictions and foreclosures through policy and legal advocacy.

Ruling year info


Principal Officer

Gregory Devine

Main address

PO Box 29361

Oakland, CA 94604 USA

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Subject area info

Shelter and residential care

Population served info

LGBTQ people


Women and girls

Men and boys

Ethnic and racial groups

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NTEE code info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (L01)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Tax forms

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

At Housing Is Your Right, our mission is to address housing instability, particularly prevalent in marginalized communities. We recognize that stable housing is a cornerstone of overall stability in a person's life. Our goal is not limited to solving housing issues alone; we aspire to create a ripple effect of positive change. We understand that when individuals have a stable home, it has a profound impact on various aspects of their lives. To this end, we are committed to bridging the educational gap for low-income people of color. By providing educational opportunities and support, we aim to empower individuals to cultivate a stable home environment. This stability, in turn, will radiate positively into other areas of their lives, fostering personal growth and community development.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Outreach Program

This program is currently serves as the direct point of contact between our organization and the people of the community. We take people cases in which they are at risk of losing their homes and help them through the process and find then resources and solutions. Throughout this process we display strengths of emotional support and non judgement as we educate them through this process.

Population(s) Served
Ethnic and racial groups
Economically disadvantaged people
Immigrants and migrants
Unemployed people

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of families assisted with rent or mortgage to avoid eviction

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Ethnic and racial groups, Economically disadvantaged people, Families, Victims and oppressed people, Immigrants and migrants

Related Program

Outreach Program

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success


Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Charting impact

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

The mission of this organization is to ensure that everyone has a place to call home, as we firmly believe that housing is a fundamental human right. Our primary goal is to foster economic mobility because we recognize the profound impact that housing stability can have on individuals and communities. By providing stable housing, we aim to create a solid foundation upon which people can build stable lives, positively influencing various facets of their well-being, including education, mental health, and overall quality of life.

Our organizations strategies for making this happen is to connect and support those in dire housing crisis. We have created an Outreach Program designed like a call center that works directly with the community. The Outreach Program will collect information from those in need and asses their housing situation from there we will educate them on what is currently happening to them and their house. We will then curate multiple solutions from which they can pick from to proceed with. We will then continue to educate and support them through the process to get them in the best place for their financial and housing future. What will allow this to work is our program being comprised of well educated individuals regarding housing and financial contracts. Though there is always room for those who do not have expertise. We have volunteer positions to help us get more funding, direct calls and do research for the call center. The strategies placed will keep more people in their homes.

Our organization has a proven track record of effectively achieving our goal of housing stability, as demonstrated by our successful past case studies. While we have made significant impacts on a smaller scale, we recognize that with the support of others, our reach could extend even further.

With the compassion and financial support of partners and supporters, we could make a profound difference in the lives of countless families. Our collective efforts would enable us to help more families stay in their homes and save low-income households hundreds of thousands of dollars in generational wealth. Together, we can make a meaningful and lasting impact on the communities we serve.

Our organization was established in September 2022, and despite being a relatively young agency, we are making strides in our mission. To date, we have successfully assisted three individuals or families in maintaining their homes. Notably, 30% of these cases involved multi-generational households, accommodating three distinct family units under one roof.

Our client base primarily comprises 60% Latinx individuals and 40% African Americans. However, it is important to emphasize that we are committed to providing support to all individuals in need, regardless of their background or ethnicity. Our inclusive approach underscores our dedication to ensuring housing stability for everyone.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback


Housing Is Your Right Inc


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

Principal Officer

Gregory Devine

There are no officers, directors or key employees recorded for this organization

There are no highest paid employees recorded for this organization.

Housing Is Your Right Inc

Board of directors
as of 09/11/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board chair

Gregory DeVine

Housing Is Your Right

Term: 2027 - 2022

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

GuideStar worked with BoardSource, the national leader in nonprofit board leadership and governance, to create this section.

  • 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 ? Yes
  • 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 9/11/2023

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


The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Multi-Racial/Multi-Ethnic (2+ races/ethnicities)
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation


Equity strategies

Last updated: 06/27/2023

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

  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • 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 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.