News & Resources
Transit Equity Day is held to honor the legacy of Rosa Parks and her role in the modern civil rights movement.
Public Launch of Evictorbook for Oakland and SF!
We are excited to announce the launch of Evictorbook, a web-based tool that provides information about properties, landlords, and the complicated networks of corporate ownership.
Antioch renters win rent control
This week, Antioch renters won a robust local rent control policy, a testament to the importance of building renter power to stand up against greedy corporate landlords.
Antioch renters are organizing for CHANGE: New report
Today, Urban Habitat is proud to announce the release of a new report, Antioch CHANGE: A Community Housing Assessment of Needs, Gaps and Equity in Antioch, California, in partnership with First 5 Contra Costa, ECRG, and Healthy and Active Before 5.
Juneteenth reminds us everything changes… The only question is how
Black communities around the country will be celebrating Juneteenth again this year, a holiday marking June 19, 1865, the day Union troops arrived in Galveston, Texas, to enforce the Emancipation Proclamation that had abolished slavery more than two years before. Juneteenth is now recognized as a federal holiday.
A Safe Place to Call Home
The dual public health and economic crises spurred by COVID-19 have created a momentary increase in political will for lasting, safe, and affordable housing solutions for people who are unhoused. But the structural drivers of homelessness existed long before COVID-19, and will persist and even worsen unless local and state leaders act to address the root causes of homelessness.
Celebrating May Day and Housing that Builds Community
May 1, 1886, was the date of the first May Day in the United States. According to the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), more than 300,000 workers and 13,000 businesses went on strike that day. The demand was an 8-hour day for workers.
Earth Day and Investment Justice
Today is Earth Day and this year’s theme is “Invest in Our Planet.” To meaningfully address climate change, we must have a collective international political project rooted in an investment justice framework.
From emergency rental assistance to a transformative housing future
California’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) is set to close for applications today. Over half a million renters have applied for rental assistance, but only 1 in 3 have received it, with hundreds of thousands still waiting desperately for their application to be reviewed.
New Report: Advancing Community-Controlled Housing Preservation through BAHFA
Urban Habitat and Bay Area Community Land Trust are pleased to release a new report, Advancing Community-Controlled Housing Preservation through the New Bay Area Housing Finance Authority (BAHFA).