Senior Housing, Tenant Rights to Purchase at Gray Panthers Board Meeting (open to all)

Gray Panthers of Berkeley and the East Bay (aka EBGP) meets every Wednesday at 1:30 by phone or Zoom. 

Members of the board meet between 1:30 and 3 to make endorsements, plan and share upcoming actions, make executive decisions and shoot the breeze! Members, partners, and newcomers are welcome to drop in! Check in in advance with the convenor if you'd like time on the agenda.

Today's meeting topics: Senior Housing, HUD Housing, Affordability, Tenant rights to Purchase

All are welcome!  Please share widely.  
TENTATIVE TOPICS: (not necessarily all covered today, and not in this order)
  • Convene at 1:30, hellos and greetings, identify other items to discussTenant Opportunity to Purchase Act (TOPA)

  • What can we look forward to in a Biden-Harris administration? What should our priorities be for action? What areas can we advance?

  • Member updates/contacts from Senior HUD housing communities

  • Letter to SAHA regarding Berkeley Amistad House senior residents - support for Bernadette Okerere. Consider fiscal sponsorship for her.

    National Association of HUD Tenants (NAHT)

  • Updates (if any): Homeless Solidarity or Berkeley Community Safety Committee

  • Request for Endorsement - Berkeley Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act (TOPA) - followup discussion.

  • National & regional Panthers campaign updates :

    • Campaign to remove Dr. Ezekiel Emanual from Biden's COVID-19 transition task force.
    • National Alliance of HUD Tenants (NAHT): Recommendations for HUD Appointees
    • Planning for Strategy Session for Progressives (December 5)
  • Your announcements; upcoming events

  • Adjourn 3:30

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Your RSVP on this page is appreciated but not required. If you do RSVP we'll email a link with full access info for the call.

Upcoming events - more bird-dogs always welcome!East Bay Housing Organizations (EBHO)

  • Dec. 8, 10AM 2nd Tuesdays - CARA Alameda County meeting
  • Dec. 8, 6pm  Tuesdays - Berkeley City Council Vote on Adeline Corridor Plan - EBGP to support Planning Commission and Friends of Adeline
  • Dec. 11, 9:30am Friday East Bay Housing Organizations (EBHO) Berkeley Policy Meeting
  • Dec. 12, 3:30 Saturday, Memorial for those who have died in 2019-20 at  Old City Hall with the Berkeley Community Safety Coalition and Berkeley Homeless Support Group - Signs, banners; Will we formally endorse/sponsor. Request for $ contribution.
  • Dec. 14 - Berkeley City Council Meeting
  • Dec. 29 time TBD - What is Equity? a community forum. 


December 02, 2020 at 1:30pm - 4pm
Co-Convener Betsy Morris · · 510-842-6224

Will you come?