We are a community development corporation that integrates housing, community services and community development. We develop, preserve and manage high-quality and affordable rental and owner-occupied homes, retail properties and community centers, while fostering increased economic opportunities for residents of the East Bay. Our mission is to create community change on multiple levels for all low- and moderate-income people, regardless of racial background or ethnic heritage, in Oakland and throughout the northern California counties of Alameda and Contra Costa.
Since 1975, we have invested more than $170 million in assets, creating lasting physical and social impacts in the community; and developed a wide range of housing options, including single-room-occupancy residences, single-family homes for homeownership and mixed-use senior and family rental communities that is affordable in the culturally- and ethnically-rich and low-income neighborhoods in the East Bay.With 40 awards for 11 high-quality communities, apartments and homes, we have developed and preserved 1,625 quality affordable homes, including 158 owner-occupied homes and 1,467 rental apartments. What exemplifies our excellence is that in more than three decades, and with hundreds of homes created, no one property is like another. View our portfolio.
We energize low-income individuals and families to move beyond financial crises in order that they build stable, fulfilling lives. Through our Individual Development Account (IDA) programs, more than 1,160 clients saved more than $1.85 million, with an additional $2.75 million of matched funds, utilized towards buying a home, starting a business or going to college. With our Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA), more than 4,450 low-income individuals and families have gained free tax preparation services since 2003, generating more than $5.16 million in tax refunds, including $2.66 million in Earned Income Tax Credits. Our financial literacy program for 4th and 5th grade students has built partnerships with twenty Oakland schools and served more than 1,500 youth since starting in 2006.
The information above can be found on the official website of East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation (EBALDC). For more details about the organization and to find out how you can volunteer, please visit their website: http://www.ebaldc.org