Weds PM: Why & How cohousers can and must support the Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act (TOPA) in Berkeley

For years, EBCOHO members have asked us how they can buy property and create affordable cohousing and cooperative communities here in Berkeley and Oakland.

Well the time has come --- both cities are considering a new Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act (TOPA) which will make that more possible than any time in the last 25 years!   TOPA means tenants will get notice from landlords before their building goes on the market, and can band together to make an offer, or designate a community partner to negotiate on their behalf -- and then be eligible for public funds. 

If you live in Berkeley, please sign our EBCOHO petition today. If you want to learn more or meet other cohousers supporting the act, RSVP on this page and come to our virtual informational gathering on Zoom this Wednesday (3/17) at 5:30 PM.

We (Betsy and Raines) will testify at a public hearing this Thursday morning, and at upcoming City Council meetings; delivering your signatures will help show them how important this tool is for making community affordable so we can continue to thrive here.

Find out more about TOPA, and the actions you can take personally.

  • March 17, 2021 at 5:30pm – 6:30pm
  • Your home via Zoom
  • 24 people are going
  • East Bay Cohousing

gwen Ng Sue Ferrer Michael Goertz kevin ohnsman

Will you come?