Reports and Studies

Race, Inequality, and the Resegregation of the Bay Area

Urban Habitat
Principle author: Urban Habitat's Program Director of Land Use and Housing, Tony Roshan Samara
This report reveals the new geography of race and class segregation throughout the region, highlighting key inequality trends across urban and suburban areas in 11 Bay Area counties from 2000 to 2014.
November, 2016

The New Single-Family Home Renters of California

A report by Tenants Together
This report documents California tenants experience renting single-family homes from the three biggest Wall Street landlords in the state, Blackstone/Invitation Homes, Waypoint Homes, and Colony American Homes, including paying higher rents than their neighbors and facing challenges getting repairs. 
May, 2015

Untapped Resources
A report by NonProfit Housing Association of Northern California
Research to enable on-the-ground partners to identify affordable TOD sites in their communities and to advocate for the provision of specific sites located near transit to include affordable housing.
February 2015

Economic Prosperity Strategy

A report by SPUR for the Bay Area Regional Prosperity Plan
Brings critically needed focus to the challnge of improving economic conditions for low- and moderate- income Bay Area residents and workers.
October 2014

Rise of the Renter Nation

A report by Homes For All, A Campaign of Right to the City Alliance
Principle author: Urban Habitat's Senior Program Manager, Tony Roshan Samara
This report documents the impact of the housing crises on renters.
June 2014

Development Without Displacement: Resisting Gentrification in the Bay Area

Written by Causa Justa :: Just Cause with support from the Alameda County Public Health Department, Place Matters Team
This report defines gentrification in the Bay Area, suggests a method of diagnosing and tracking gentrification, and propose a set of policies to stop and reverse the eviction of working-class communities of color from the Bay Area.
April 2014

Moving to Work

A Joint Project of Urban Habitat and Reconnecting America
Moving to Work is an applied research project undertaken to increase the regional knowledge of the intersection between three distinct fields: workforce development, economic development, and equitable transit-oriented development.
August 2013

Next Stop: Justice

A Joint Project of Power, Data Center, and Urban Habitat
An analysis of putting race and the environment at the center of transit planning. 
December 2012

Race, Poverty & the Environment:

A Journal for Social and Environmental Justice

For nearly 25 years, the national journal Race, Poverty & the Environment (RP&E) has helped build social and environmental justice movements, serving as an essential tool for research and strategic communications.

In 2013, Urban Habitat had to suspend publication of RP&E due to financial reasons. The magazine is now a project of the Movement Strategy Center, rebranded as Reimagine RP&E. The Reimagine! project seeks to pilot a joint publication model in which individuals and organizations share the sponsorship and editorial direction of the journal.