News & Resources
Transit workers are essential to reimagining transit
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.
Celebrating Earth Day: Raising up Housing Justice
Urban Habitat’s roots are in environmental justice. Our founder, Carl Anthony, challenged the mainstream environmental movement to recognize the environmental racism that impacted low-income communities of color.
Building a tenant-led movement in Vallejo
Forbes Magazine recently ranked Vallejo as the sixth-best California city to live in. But the lived experiences of vulnerable communities Vallejo Housing Justice Coalition organizes tell a different story.
Check Out Our New Website!
We’re excited to launch our new website, which is still at www.urbanhabitat.org. We used our two strategic goals – Win Policies and Build Power – to serve as a gateway to stay informed and engaged in our work. We hope the new site makes it easier to keep updated about our campaigns, coalition work, and leadership development activities.
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.