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
Tuesday, May 14
Satellite First Communities Grand Re-opening
10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Satellite Central, 540 21st Street
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (510) 238-7137.