News & Resources
We are excited to share with you a new resource to help prevent displacement and housing insecurity in the Bay Area and beyond – “Building a Community-Centered Housing Preservation Ecosystem.”
Together with many of our community partners, Urban Habitat is co-creating a Bay Area where everyone has a safe place to call home no matter what we look like or how much we earn.
Tenant organizers have long known that landlord lobby groups, such as the California Apartment Association, have outsized influence on our political landscape. Our new research shows that landlords are grossly overrepresented among Bay Area policymakers.
On September 13th, the Bay Area Housing Finance Authority’s (BAHFA) Oversight Committee will meet to discuss the proposed 2024 regional housing bond measure and their work with jurisdictions in preparation for the bond funds.
Urban Habitat’s Boards and Commissions Leadership Institute (BCLI) trains and supports leaders from low-income communities of color to influence housing, transportation, and land use policies as decision makers. Apply to join the 2024 BCLI Cohort!
We are excited to introduce Rising Juntos, a new community-powered organization that is being fiscally sponsored by Urban Habitat!
People’s Land and Housing Alliance (PLHA) created a glossary of terms related to alternative housing solutions to inform and organize community members. The glossary is also available in Spanish and will be used as a political education tool.
The transportation justice movement won two major legislative victories this week to address California’s near-term fiscal crisis in transit operations. The final state budget allows transit agencies to flex $5.1 billion of capital funds for operating costs. While this is not new funding, it will provide the Bay Area with approximately $800 million over the next several years.
This year, as Juneteenth reminds us of the struggle of more than 4 million enslaved African-Americans and their descendants for equality and justice, we face a growing realization: the pervasive impacts of structural racism continue to be the greatest barriers to unleashing the promise of a multiracial democracy.
Last week the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) voted unanimously to support funding to avert a potentially devastating “fiscal cliff” and stabilize the Bay Area’s transit agencies.