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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
Letters from the Executive Director
November 2017

Letter from the Executive Director – Proposed Federal Tax Reform is Bad for Oakland

Update: The recently announced Senate version of the tax bill retains the housing tax credit and tax exempt bonds that are cut by the House.  The House and Senate will negotiate to reconcile differences between the bills. This means that the primary funding for affordable housing is still on the chopping block.  We urge you to  visit The Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California’s website for ongoing updates on this development. Dear Friends and Colleagues of EBALDC, Everyone’s talking about the Republicans’ plans for big changes in the tax code, including huge cuts in... Read more
News
November 2017

EBALDC is Opening Five Project-Based Voucher Waiting Lists

EBALDC announces the opening of five (5) Project-Based Voucher (PBV) waiting lists: Monday, November 13, 2017 through Friday, November 17, 2017 From 11/13/17 – 11/17/17 the following 5 EBALDC properties will open their PBV waiting lists for new pre-applications: California Hotel Effie’s House Apartments Lillie Mae Jones Plaza Marcus Garvey Commons Seven Directions Apartments Pre-applications are specific for each property will be available during the open period to download and print online at www.ebaldc.org/how-to-apply. Note: The 5 sites and our San Pablo Ave. main office location will not be distributing pre-applications. Completed... Read more
News
October 2017

A Job Is Not Enough

From Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
Here at the SF Fed, we talk a lot about “full employment,” which our president John Williams describes as the situation where everyone who wants a job is able to find one. Although this is a critically important goal from a macroeconomic standpoint (and part of theFed’s dual mandate), it doesn’t speak to the quality of those jobs or consider the changing nature of work itself and the resulting impact on the financial well-being of workers and families. Whether it’s part-time workers unable to find full-time jobs or low-wage workers displaced from neighborhoods near job centers, it’s... Read more
News
October 2017

Oakland developer eyes longterm improvements for Havenscourt neighborhood

From East Bay Times
OAKLAND — Tizta and Akram Dallaq dreamed of two things before opening the Dallaq Market in 2014 in East Oakland’s Havenscourt neighborhood: owning their own business, and contributing to the community’s overall health. They had virtually no business experience, but with guidance from the East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation, they opened a store in the corporation’s Lion Creek Crossings affordable housing development and have since expanded to a second location. They hope to open a third in the coming years, and in an effort to help build a healthier community, they... Read more
Media
September 2017

Building on What Works: Cross Sector Community Development – Volume 12, Issue 1

From Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
This year marks the fifth anniversary of Investing in What Works for America’s Communities: Essays on People, Place & Purpose, a book jointly published by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and the Low Income Investment Fund (LIIF) in 2012. What Works brought together over forty authors from across sectors and disciplines to explore the past, present, and future of community development. Despite their varied expertise and backgrounds, many of the authors made similar calls to action for cross-sector approaches that focus on the integration of both people- and place-based interventions. What Works gave rise... View article
Media
July 2017

Bites: Chick’n Rice coming to Berkeley, Swan’s Market turns 100, Duende deal

From Berkeleyside
Speaking of birthdays, Old Oakland’s historic marketplace, affordable living space and food lover’s paradise Swan’s Market is on the brink of celebrating a big one — 100 years! The East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation, the group that spearheaded the redevelopment of Swan’s Market in the late ’90s and established Swan’s as a gourmet restaurant hall in 2012 with the addition of eateries like Cosecha, B-Dama and Miss Ollie’s, will host two days of free community events this weekend to commemorate its centennial. On Friday, July 21, the weekend shindig kicks... View article
Media
July 2017

Opinion: In Oakland, people can’t find a place to call home

From East Bay Times
When my organization teamed up with the Oakland Housing Authority to develop our latest affordable housing complex, we knew there would be a lot of interest. In the face of soaring housing costs, the Bay Area has a well-documented shortage of affordable homes. True to our expectations, applications poured in for the new Prosperity Place building, which opened this year in Chinatown. By the end of the process, we had received a total of 12,000 applications — for just 71 new affordable apartments. Behind each and every one of those applications... View article