Shift the Bay launch
Our take on the state of the region

It’s on! A new initiative for housing justice across the Bay Area

Author: Chris Schildt

When it comes to the future of housing justice in the Bay Area, we know change is possible.

Together with many of our community partners, Urban Habitat is co-creating a region where everyone has a safe place to call home no matter what we look like or how much we earn.

As a next step in this work, we are proud to co-launch Begins with Home, a multi-year initiative to build wider support for solutions to make the region more livable and affordable for all of us.

Begins with Home is made up of neighbors across the Bay Area — renters and landlords, homeowners and people experiencing homelessness — joining together to unlock a new future for our communities where no one is left behind.

The broad-based initiative includes longtime Urban Habitat partners ACCE, Bay Rising, and PICO California, along with many others, and is led by Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California (NPH) and All Home.

We all believe a thriving Bay Area begins with home.

To show your support and get involved, you can:

  • Check out the website and post about #BeginswithHome using graphics from this email.
  • Follow and engage with the campaign on social media! @BeginswithHome on TikTok, X (formerly Twitter), and Facebook.
  • Share the Begins with Home launch video on your social media channels.

Together, we can build a Bay Area where we value everyone’s humanity, where we treat everyone with justice and dignity, and where everyone belongs. Our future #BeginsWithHome.

Join us in celebrating this new initiative and sign up for campaign updates. Stay tuned!