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As the state and the Bay Area are poised to commit billions in desperately-needed new funding for affordable housing, policymakers must act to rein in corporate profiteers by increasing accountability that ensures affordable housing with dignity for all.
Kelly Wong, current BCLI fellow, is the first non-citizen to serve on the San Francisco Elections Commission.
Joe Brooks was a revolutionary, a mentor, and a friend to many of us at Urban Habitat, where he served as Board Chair for 15 years. So many of us were personally and professionally touched by Joe’s kindness, support, and dedication to advancing racial equity.
Join us along with the Bay Area Equity Atlas and Bay Rising for a webinar exploring our latest research on the diversity of Bay Area elected officials and strategies for ensuring that local policymakers advance bold solutions that build a more just and equitable region for all.
The voice of Cristal Gallegos, senior organizer for the Vallejo Housing Justice Coalition, fills with pain as she speaks about the people she works with…Gallegos is deeply skeptical that a billionaire-backed company like California Forever will do anything but worsen the suffering of underserved communities.
Cristal Gallegos, an organizer with the Vallejo Housing Justice Coalition, said local legal services are “inundated” and often unable to provide the kind of help evicted families need. “The community lives in fear of management, knowing that there are no anti-harassment ordinances in place,” she said.
This paper outlines the elements needed to sustain a community-centered housing preservation ecosystem that stems the tide of displacement. It consists of an outline of the ecosystem’s elements and a worksheet practitioners can use to identify strengths to build upon.