Identifying Community Priorities

A Public Process

The Alameda County Community Housing Priority Framework (CHPF) will establish Alameda County Housing & Community Development Department (HCD)’s equity objectives and create a roadmap for the ways HCD will prioritize the communities most affected by the our County’s high housing costs in its investment of Bond funds delivery of Bond funded programs.

Building a Framework for Equitable Investment

Michelle Starratt speaking with a community member at a listening session
Michelle Starratt, Director of HCD, speaking with a community member at a listening session. Anyone can request a meeting for their group by using the form at the bottom of this page.

The Alameda County Community Housing Priority Framework (CHPF) is grounded in relevant housing data, disaggregated by race and ethnicity whenever possible, and is informed by a comprehensive stakeholder engagement process that included HCD staff, Alameda County community members, regional partners, and elected leadership. Drawing from the stakeholder engagement process, the CHPF will establish and guiding principles that can align Alameda County HCD’s investments with its values to maximize impact. The CHPF then presents HCD’s spending priorities grounded in an equity-centered capital investment framework that translates into projected numbers of housing units by housing type. It also describes HCD’s programmatic strategies to stabilize residents’ housing and prevent displacement. Lastly, CHPF can serve as a common basis for ongoing advocacy amongst partners and stakeholders to ensure that Oakland’s affordable housing needs are met. This framework is aligned with the ‘three P’s’ approach used by BAHFA and thusly identifies new housing production, the preservation of existing affordable housing, and tenant protections as a three-pronged approach to address the region’s housing crisis. Building on this, the CHPF equity in how the Alameda County HCD addresses the three Ps and administers its funds and programs for years to come. 

2023 Housing Needs Meetings Video Overview

AC HCD and the Board of Supervisors are working together in a series of listening sessions to discuss and listen to input about the proposed Bay Area-wide affordable housing bond for the November 2024 ballot.

Community Engagement Meetings

2024 Housing Summits 

Affordable Housing Summits take place at the Castro Valley Library
3600 Norbridge Ave, Castro Valley, CA 94546, USA map
Check for registration links below to register to attend in person or online the week before an event.

  • Thursday, January 18, 2024,1:00 – 3:30pm COMPLETED
  • Thursday, September 19, 2024,1:00 – 3:30pm
  • Thursday, October 17, 2024,1:00 – 3:30pm
  • January 19, 2024 – Area Agency on Aging COMPLETED
  • January 8, 2024 – Bay Area Regional Health Inequities (BARHI) and Black Cultural Zone Collaborative Partners COMPLETED
  • December 7, 2023 – Black Faith Leaders and Pastors  COMPLETED
  • November 29, 2023 – East Bay Housing Organizations (EBHO) General Membership Meeting COMPLETED
  • November 17, 2023   – Affordable Housing Developers Stakeholder meeting COMPLETED
  • October 26, 2023 Alameda County Continuum of Care (CoC) sponsored Homeless Stakeholder Meeting COMPLETED
  • September 28, 2023 – Construction Labor and Trades and Labor/Contract Compliance Listening Session COMPLETED
  • December 5, 2023 – East Bay Housing Organizations (EBHO) Developer Meeting  COMPLETED
  • August 17, 2023 – Emerging Affordable Housing Developers Meeting COMPLETED
  • May 2023 – Alameda County Continuum of Care (CoC) Leadership Board meeting presentation on the Bay Area Housing Finance Authority Regional Bond ballot measure proposal COMPLETED

Request a Stakeholder Meeting or Presentation