Affordable housing

East Bay Housing Organizations

East Bay Housing Organizations (EBHO) is a 27-year-old membership non-profit organization, founded in 1984, dedicated to working with communities in Alameda and Contra Costa counties to preserve, protect and expand affordable housing opportunities through education, advocacy, and coalition building. 
We have a tenant organizing program but currently only organize tenants of non-profit or publicly owned affordable housing.
EBHO is not a direct service provider. We are a membership-based advocacy organization.

Legal Services of Northern California - Redding

Since 1956, Legal Services of Northern California has provided quality legal services that empower the poor to identify and defeat the causes and effects of poverty. LSNC’s service priorities include the preservation of housing; health care; enhancing economic stability; support for families, family safety, and stability; civil rights; education; and serving populations with special vulnerabilities.

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Oakland Tenants Union

Oakland Tenants Union (OTU) is a community-based volunteer organization of housing activists dedicated to protecting tenant rights and interests in Oakland. OTU does this by working directly with tenants in their struggles with landlords; impacting legislation and public policy about housing; community education; and by working with other organizations committed to furthering renters’ rights.  

OTU runs a tenant rights hotline at (510) 704-5276

Isla Vista Tenants Union

The best way for tenants to contact us is to schedule a consultation through our website or send us an email.

We are a student run organization that primarily focuses on tenant education and legal counseling.

Isla Vista Tenants Union challenges and transforms unjust housing conditions and housing policies through empowerment-based education, leadership development, and grassroots community organizing. 

HIP Housing

HIP Housing’s mission is to invest in human potential by improving the housing and lives of people in our community.


1) Home Sharing Program

  • A living arrangement among two or more unrelated people
  • Home owners or renters who have a residence with one or more bedrooms are matched with persons seeking housing
  • If interested, call to discuss the program at an appointment 

2) Self Sufficiency Program

St. Vincent de Paul Society of Marin County

Here in Marin, since 1946, our key crisis assistance programs support over 10,000 people annually and have grown to include:
1) Homeless Prevention through trained volunteer home visits.
2) Housing Help Desk provides direct client aid for homeless people.
3) Homeless Outreach Team (HOT) collaborative program to help chronically homeless individuals with multiple health problems.
4) Free Dining Room serving nearly 200,000 meals, open every day.

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