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Affordable housing advocates holding 'Lobby Day' today

Teams plan on-site meetings with elected officials in Alameda, Contra Costa counties

Members of the East Bay Housing Organization (EBHO) and affordable housing advocates will meet with local elected officials today to discuss affordable housing opportunities in their communities.

Jean Cohen, EBHO's director of Resident and Community Organizing, said the meeting will be organized into teams comprised of affordable housing professionals, residents and faith leaders to discuss important legislation and policy. These visits will take place in local offices and will be scheduled throughout the day on Friday.

She said team members will discuss and advocate for important policies and issues critical to EBHO's mission to preserve, protect and expand affordable housing opportunities. Topics will included Housing Element updates, regional planning and post Redevelopment legislative alternatives.

"Our 2013 Lobby day was a huge success and a powerful opportunity to continue developing relationships with policy makers," she said.

Organizations participating will include RCD, SAHA, EBALDC, ABHOW, EAH, Eden, the Interfaith Council of Contra Costa County, TransForm, NPH, HCEB, Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley, Renewed Hope Housing Advocates, and the Alameda Development Corporation.

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