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The Boards and Commissions Leadership Institute: A Path to Co-Governance

This guidebook provides examples from a well-established program for moving low-income people of color into decision-making roles inside local government to pass policies that shift power and strengthen local communities.

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Hard Knock Radio


Director of Housing Justice Chris Schildt and Rising Juntos resident leader Teresa Lua talk about our new report, The Failure of For-Profit Affordable Housing – And How Tenants Are Organizing for Change, and how renters organized to pass rent control in Antioch.

Reports & Publications

The Failure of For-Profit Affordable Housing — and How Tenants Are Organizing for Change

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. 

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San Francisco Appoints First Noncitizen to Serve on Elections Commission


Kelly Wong, current BCLI fellow, is the first non-citizen to serve on the San Francisco Elections Commission.

Photo Credit: Brooke Anderson

Remembering a great leader, Joe Brooks

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. 


Don’t miss our webinar on Bay Area electeds — No se pierda nuestro seminario web sobre los funciona

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.