EBHO’s 23rd Annual Affordable Housing Guidebook, 2019-2020
Deadline: Friday, January 4, 2019
For more than 20 years, EBHO’s Affordable Housing Guidebook has been a leading resource for thousands of residents, advocates, developers, policymakers and the public to learn about the need for and benefits of affordable homes. The Guidebook raises awareness of challenges affecting our families, friends, and neighbors, but also tells a positive story of how affordable homes enhance communities and transform lives. We also highlight residents who are active in our Resident and Community Organizing program, and others who are leading the charge for building community power & acceptance for affordable homes in the East Bay and beyond. Our resident stories are always one of the most popular sections of the Guidebook. We seek residents willing to tell their stories through an interview and photo shoot, giving a human face to issues of housing affordability, displacement, and inclusive communities.
If you know an individual or family with an inspiring story to share, or someone who has demonstrated strong leadership within their building or community, please let us know using this form. In early 2019, we will send an EBHO staff member or intern to interview the residents’ at home and write-up their story, and a professional photographer will take pictures at the residents’ homes. The stories and pictures will be featured in the Guidebook and in other printed and electronic materials. We aim to show diverse types of households and communities, and we select residents that help meet this goal. Residents who are selected will receive electronic images from their photo shoot, and complimentary invitations for their households to attend EBHO’s 23rd Annual Kick-Off Celebration in May 2019.
Residents should be aware: Residents’ images, names, and home communities will appear in 3,000 printed Guidebooks distributed widely. Images and stories may also be featured in materials for EBHO, EBHO members and our affiliates such as posters, invitations and website, email and social media. Residents will sign a full release with the photographer. Residents should only volunteer if they are comfortable with their name, image, and story being used in print and online materials.