Coalitions & Campaigns


Voices for Public Transportation
Transportation Justice

Voices for Public Transportation

VPT members came together to advance a game-changing regional transportation measure to invest in our transit system so that all Bay Area residents can get around affordably and easily while reducing driving and greenhouse gas emissions.

Vallejo Housing Justice Coalition - Strawberry Hill
Housing Justice

Vallejo Housing Justice Coalition

VHJC prioritizes and amplifies the voices of the communities most directly impacted by harmful housing policies that have displaced and uprooted families, especially low-income families, immigrants, and people of color.

Climate Justice, Housing Justice, Transportation Justice

6 Wins for Social Equity Network

Six Wins ensures that regional planning decisions and investments is shaped by the voices and needs of those most impacted and advocates on the following 6 issue areas: affordable housing, investment without displacement, transportation justice, quality jobs, and healthy communities.

Transportation Justice

Supporting a Just Recovery for Public Transit

We worked with our community and labor partners to help restore and expand transit service post-pandemic by stabilizing and increasing the revenue base and strengthening the transit workforce.

Housing Justice

The People’s Land and Housing Alliance

In 2017, Urban Habitat and several allied organizations launched the People’s Land and Housing Alliance (PLHA) to coordinate efforts to advocate for and implement community-based solutions across the Bay Area.

Aerial view of San Mateo Bridge, connecting the Peninsula and East Bay; residential areas of Foster City visible in the foreground
Housing Justice

San Mateo Anti-Displacement Coalition

The San Mateo Anti-Displacement Coalition (SMADC) provides a space for a diverse set of organizations to work together to protect San Mateo County’s low-income communities of color from being displaced.

Housing Justice

Rising Juntos

Rising Juntos is a community-driven organization that builds leadership and power to advance racial, economic, and health justice for Contra Costa County children and families.


Transportation Justice

Free MUNI for Youth

The Free MUNI for Youth Campaign (FMFY) was formed to address the mobility and accessibility crisis for school-age youth in San Francisco.

Urban Habitat staff member Bob Allen provided training and technical assistance to YLI's young leaders at the School for Transit Reform in San Mateo County
Transportation Justice

San Mateo County voters approve measure for $80 million annually in new transportation funds

Through a partnership with Youth Leadership (YLI) of San Mateo County, Urban Habitat and YLI youth co-developed a curriculum and jointly facilitated YLI’s first School of Transportation Justice and helped develop a campaign for a county transportation tax measure.

MUNI bus
Transportation Justice

Developed a model neighborhood-based transit service equity strategy adopted by SFMTA

We partnered with the Council of Community Housing Organizations (CCHO), San Francisco Transit Riders, and the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) to develop a model neighborhood-based transit service equity strategy, which builds on the monitoring of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act.

Housing Justice

Lawsuit Lifts Barriers to Affordable Housing and Advances Environmental Justice in Pleasanton

The case against Pleasanton was a pivotal moment to advance racial, class, and environmental equity by challenging exclusionary housing policies.

Housing Justice

Menlo Park Settles Housing Element Lawsuit

In 2012, the City settled a lawsuit for failing to update its Housing Element or accommodate its share of the Bay Area’s affordable housing needs.

Housing Justice, Transportation Justice

Advocates Win Equitable Policies in Richmond General Plan

After more than five years, the Richmond City Council approved a new General Plan which was one of the first in the country to include a stand-alone Health Element and incorporate principles of social equity throughout.

Housing Justice, Transportation Justice

Equity, Environment, and Jobs in Regional Planning

In 2011, the 6 Wins for Social Equity Network (6 Wins) developed the Equity, Environment and Jobs (EEJ) scenario for Plan Bay Area, the region’s plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Photo of South Fremont/Warm Springs BART by Wikimedia user Pi.1415926535, CC BY-SA 3.0
Housing Justice

Community Benefits Agreement Campaign in Fremont

In 2013, Urban Habitat partnered with Congregations Organizing for Renewal (COR) to make sure the redevelopment of the 800+ acre Warm Springs site, home to a new BART station which opened in 2017, served the City’s moderate and low-income residents.