17th Annual Affordable Housing Week – From Friday, May 10 through Sunday, May 19, 2013, the Department of Housing and Community Development invites the public to a variety of workshops, groundbreakings, grand openings and other events in honor of the annual Affordable Housing Week. The events are coordinated by the East Bay Housing Organizations (EBHO), an Oakland-based affordable housing advocacy consortium. This year, 20 events will take place in six cities throughout the Bay Area. The events scheduled in Oakland are: 

Friday, May 10 

EBHO 17th Annual Affordable Housing Week Kickoff Celebration 

5:30 - 8:00 p.m. 

Uptown Body and Fender, 401 26th Street 

Sponsor: EBHO To: Honorable Mayor and City Council 

Monday, May 13 

Workshop: The Power of Resident Organizing for Affordable Housing 

4:00 - 6:00 p.m. 

Merritt Crossing, 609 Oak Street 

Sponsor: EBHO 

Tuesday, May 14 

Satellite First Communities Grand Re-opening 

10:00 - 11:30 a.m. 

Satellite Central, 540 21st Street 

Sponsor: Satellite Affordable Housing Associates

Thursday, May 16 

Lakeside Senior Apartments Groundbreaking 

1:00 - 2:30 p.m. 

2nd Avenue & E.15th Street 

Sponsor: Satellite Affordable Housing Associates 

Rising Oaks Grand Opening 

3:30 - 5:00 p.m. 

3800 Coolidge Avenue 

Sponsor: Fred Finch Youth Center

Friday, May 17 

Brookfield Court Construction Tour 

10:00 - 11:00 a.m. 

9507 Edes Avenue 

Sponsor: Habitat for Humanity 

Drasnin Manor Grand Opening 

3:30 - 5:00 p.m. 

2530 International Boulevard 

Sponsor: East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation

Saturday, May 18 

Rental Property Owner Appreciation Fair 

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

Oakland Housing Authority, 1619 Harrison Street 

Sponsors: OHA and Eden I&R 

 

For more information on Affordable Housing Week events, please contact Norma Thompson, Housing Development Manager, at nthompson@oaklandnet.com or (510) 238-7137.