Letters from the Executive Director
December 2016

Letter from the Executive Director – Ghostship Fire

We are deeply saddened by the astonishing loss of life this past weekend in the Ghostship fire. To say we are reeling from this horrible turn of events is an understatement, and we extend our heartfelt condolences to the families, friends, and communities of those who passed away. As an affordable housing organization, this tragedy has been a devastating reminder of why the housing crisis requires new thinking and new solutions. Though this particular disaster fills our hearts and minds, we know that the lack of safe and healthy housing options... Read more
Letters from the Executive Director
December 2016

Letter from the Executive Director – Year End Appeal

As 2016 comes to a close, we are aware of the complicated and bittersweet sentiment that hangs in the air. We saw both glimmers of hope and immense sorrow in our communities this year, and 2017 holds immense uncertainty as well. This is not the first time we’ve experienced this. In 1975, the Asian and Pacific Islander communities of Oakland’s Chinatown were coping with the tangible effects of displacement from redevelopment and new freeway construction. The Vietnam War was ending, but the economy was suffering, and unemployment was high. A new... Read more
Letters from the Executive Director
November 2016

Letter from the Executive Director – Election Results

Dear EBALDC Family, As the shock of the national election results continues to soak in, many of us are concerned about the future of an America that is equitable and inclusive of us all. At the very least, it has been a reminder about the importance of voting and civic participation on every level. Despite what you may feel at this moment in time, the local election results represent a beacon of hope for the values of equity and inclusion. Oakland and Alameda County as a whole have passed measures to support... Read more
Letters from the Executive Director
September 2016

Letter from the Executive Director – 2016 Election

Dear Friends and Colleagues of EBALDC, Rarely has an election mattered more. With a wide range of measures on the upcoming ballot, this year’s election is critical. Our neighborhoods, city, state, and country are at a crossroads, and your vote is indispensable in determining the future of the Bay Area. This year’s ballot will be one of the longest many of us have ever seen, but please make the time to read it all the way through! There are many affordable housing funding measures that will address renter’s rights, the ongoing reductions in... Read more
News
May 2016

EBALDC Selected by Citi Foundation’s Community Progress Makers Fund Grant Program to Accelerate Economic Opportunity

EBALDC is honored to be selected as a recipient of the Community Progress Makers Fund, a $20 million grant initiative to support 40 visionary nonprofit organizations in their efforts to establish new approaches to long-standing urban economic challenges in the United States – including economic development, environment sustainability, urban infrastructure and affordable housing. As part of the program, EBALDC will receive a core operating support grant of $500,000 over the course of two years to continue our work in the community. In addition to the grant, EBALDC will also have access to technical... Read more