East Bay Forward is a network of citizens fighting for the future of housing, transit, tenant rights, and long-term planning in the East Bay. We believe in more housing, more renter protections, better public transit, and better infrastructure.

East Bay Forward is proud to host this year's National YIMBYTown Conference in Downtown Oakland. Join us July 13 - 16 for a three-day national gathering for grassroots community organizers, political leaders, educators, housing developers, and everyday people to identify problems, create solutions, share resources, and make an impact on housing crises within local, regional, and national markets.

Flex your civic muscle

We're active and everywhere. Find us at Zoning Boards, Planning Commissions, and your local City Council meetings. Read up on what we do and where we go.

MonthLy meetings

We host monthly meetings every second Wednesday of the month in Oakland and occasionally a weekend meeting every third Sunday of the month in Berkeley. If you're into procedure and direction-setting, join us. Meeting details and locations are on the calendar. 

happy hour

Fighting for housing can sure work up a thirst. Join us for good times, good people, and just plain old hanging out with friends. Subscribe to our calendar and never miss it!



Mobilizations, special events, important projects  they're all announced here. Make sure you don't miss out.

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What's going on:

We currently cover Alameda, Oakland, and Berkeley but we're working to build a base of pro-housing advocates who believe that density is good, displacement needs to be stopped, housing is a home, and that we need more of it - especially in the long run. As more people join from each city, we can expand our work. Read our full platform.