May is Affordable Housing Month

May is Affordable Housing month and Hope Solutions is a sponsor of the 2021 East Bay Housing Organization’s outreach and educational activities. Tune in throughout the month to learn about issues central to affordable housing and housing justice. Events are free and open to the public.
For a full list of EBHO’s Affordable Housing Month events and to sign up, visit: ebho.org/events. A couple key sessions include:
 
Affordable Housing Month Celebration & Kick-Off
Date: Thursday, May 13, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Details and Registrationhttp://ebho.org/event/affordable-housing-month-celebration/
 
How to Find an Affordable Rental Home
Date: Wednesday, May 19th, 12:00 – 1:30 pm
Details and Registration:  http://ebho.org/event/how-to-find-a-community-subsidized-affordable-rental-home/
 
William Goodwin, one of Hope Solutions’ Resident Empowerment Program (REP) Leaders, will be on this panel discussion to share specific technical aspects of finding an affordable rental home in the Bay Area.

Affordable rent is defined as 30% of a renter’s monthly income. Did you know that the median rent in Contra Costa County has increased 25% since 2000, while median renter income has decreased by 3%?  The average rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $2,383. This would require an annual salary of $95,320 for this rent to be “affordable”.