Last month, entrepreneurs Ebonie Cobb and Amelia Vergel de Dios debuted Homiey, a new coworking space in Fruitvale.
Located at 1232 Fruitvale Ave., a five-minute walk from the Fruitvale BART station, Homiey is a black-owned, woman-owned, queer-owned business that offers remote workers, entrepreneurs, and nonprofits an affordable place to work in Oakland.
While Homiey is open to all, she’s particularly excited about creating a space for the black and brown entrepreneurs who make up so much of the community, allowing them to showcase their talents.
While Cobb acknowledges that WeWork is largely responsible for the popularity of shared workspaces, she’s eager to target a different demographic, people from the community seeking an affordable space to work solo and network with others like them.
Cobb credits “The power of Oakland” for making Homiey Fruitvale a reality.
While their coworking business is growing, Cobb and Vergel de Dios say they’re getting the most requests for event space.
Cobb has faith that Homiey will find its footing in Fruitvale.