Our Mission

Emphasizing our historic and continuing commitment to Asian and Pacific Islander communities, EBALDC works with and for all the diverse populations of the East Bay to build healthy, vibrant and safe neighborhoods through community development.


Making Connections at Lion Creek Crossings

Lion Creek Crossings received funding from the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco’s Affordable Housing Program (AHP). EBALDC’s Executive Director, Joshua Simon, and some of the residents of this extraordinary community are showcased in this video.

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In the News

January 2018

Opinion: Rebuilding Oakland community includes teaching parents

Recently, 25 parents gathered at Futures and CUES Elementary School at the Havenscourt-Lockwood campus in East Oakland for a special graduation. Instead of kids, the graduates were parents who completed an eight-week program designed to help them support the academic success of their children as they get ready to enter kindergarten. The graduation was the culmination of this year’s Havenscourt Parent University, just one example of how the Healthy Havenscourt Collaborative unites residents, community- and faith-based organizations, government and others in the work of building a stronger and healthier neighborhood. Launched... Read more
December 2017

EBALDC Seeks Qualified Architects for New Mixed-Use Affordable Housing Development in Downtown Oakland; Reply by January 10, 2018

The East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation is pleased to request qualifications and proposals related to the design, permitting and construction of a new mixed-use commercial and affordable housing building at 285 12th Street in Oakland. Responses are requested from qualified firms or individuals (Architect) to provide comprehensive design services for the project.  This RFQP has a threshold requirement of previous experience designing for modular construction. Responses are due January 10, 2018. RFQP PDF:  17-12.12 285 12th Street – Architect RFQP... Read more
November 2017

Winter Wonderland at California Hotel

EBALDC’s SPARC Neighborhood Initiative & the California Hotel Resident Council is planning a Winter Wonderland event for community members! In the lobby of the California Hotel and the former Blue Bird Liquor Store, there will be plenty of events and activities planned. This event is designed to engage community with family friendly activities, including music, art, food, retail and related activities. In addition, the Resident Council will focus on pedestrian/biker safety in the neighborhood and are working on closing off the blocks surrounding the California Hotel (except San Pablo Avenue) to... Read more