Housing as a Human Right: Lessons from Europe

The May East Bay Gray Panthers Speaker Meeting!

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Housing as a Human RightInternational Social Housing Festival

Lessons for the Bay Area from the 4th International Social Housing Festival


1:30 Welcome:

Convener: Betsy Morris, PhD


International Social Housing FestivalJoin us for a discussion led by EBGP co-convenor Betsy Morris, on the 4th International Social Housing Festival in Barcelona last June, where she represented the National Council of Gray Panther Networks.

The Festival is anchored by Housing Europe, the European Federation of Public, Cooperative and Nonprofit Housing Developers established in 1988. It is now a network of 42 national and regional federations, as well as 15 partnering organisations in 31 countries responsible for 25 million homes - about 11% of the existing housing stock in Europe. 

Is a similar "big tent" federation possible in the Bay Area? Can we also grow a permanent stock of housing choices outside of speculative real estate markets?  Join representatives of similar stakeholder groups (e.g. EBHO, Tenants Together, BAHFA, ACCE, HAWG, UC Berkeley) to respond to our findings.

40: Powerful Legacy, Powerful Future. East Bay Housing Organizations (EBHO) logo inside large number with text wrapped around.Part of East Bay Housing Organization (EBHO)'s Affordable Housing Month, celebrating 40 years of advocacy, organizing, and mutual support in the Alameda-Contra Costa County area, Berkeley-Oakland and beyond. EBGP is a proud member of EBHO. See other events here.

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  • The program opens at 1:30 with Welcomes.
  • Discussion will follow the Featured Speaker after a short break at 3pm.
  • There will be ample time for Q&A and discussion, followed by Gray Panther Member and Community Announcements.


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May 22, 2024 at 1:30pm - 4pm
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Jenna Rubin Raines Cohen