East Bay Revitalization works to impact communities throughout California
EAST BAY REVITALIZATION IS A NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION THAT BUILDS AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND CO-WORK SPACES FOR ARTISTS, MAKERS & ENTREPRENEURS.
We aim to resuscitate the middle class by addressing the two most important factors in creating individual identity and financial security in this group that has historically defined some 60% of Americans. Even with unemployment numbers at an historic low, many in the Bay Area still struggle to make ends meet. Housing costs are too high and the new service economy is failing to deliver meaningful, well-paying jobs. For many, turning their passions into paychecks is the best way to finally take charge of their own destinies and live life on their own terms.
EBR supports these special people by constructing innovative and sustainable homes and co-work spaces so they can live and work affordably and vibrantly in a supportive and fulfilling environment.
New law changes have opened the small business start-up asset class to all investors, not just the super rich. This change will help our partner (CrowdfundMainStreet.com) launch a crowdfunding platform designed to help fund the hardworking and passionate women and men of the Bay Area and beyond. Sign up for our newsletter if you would like to receive updates on the launch and other relevant developments.
In traditional real-estate development, labor and construction inefficiency are the biggest expense and source of waste. EBR is uniquely positioned to streamline the building process with little waste and also bring high quality living wage jobs to areas where affordability is a problem in large part as a result of widespread under-employment. By increasing the supply of affordable homes and bringing jobs and small business start ups to otherwise marginalized communities we are resuscitating the middle class; the backbone of American society.
This tiny house is also an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) as it is located on a lot where another, larger home, is being built. This prototype ADU is one of many viable solutions to the current housing crisis. All the major components of this product are manufactured in the United States.
The home is constructed using innovative technology that embeds steel framing within an EPS Foam core. This is the first building of its kind in the entire Bay Area. The use of this method of construction makes the home significantly more energy efficient than traditional construction methods. In addition, construction is not reliant on Portland cement, a well-known greenhouse gas producer or wood framed construction that causes massive deforestation and is vulnerable to pest infestation and dry rot.
"The severe scarcity of moderately priced houses in the Bay Area has left limited options for working families," says Ms. Doris Mason, President of the Iron Triangle Neighborhood Council. "The best way build community is to be the change we want to see, which embodies EBR's efforts to work toward increasing the supply of affordable homes and bring economic vibrancy to the Iron Triangle."