Housing Affordability

Everyone deserves a safe, stable, and affordable place to call home. We’re working to improve housing affordability and access so people from all backgrounds and income levels can live, work, and thrive in the Bay Area and beyond.

September 21, 2018 | Leafaitulagi (Lagi) Tevaseu, LaJanee Turner, Diego Castro, and Hermandeep Kaur, interns from the Non-Profit Housing Association’s (NPH) Bay Area Housing inaugural Internship Program, in San Francisco.

Program Spotlight: Partnership for the Bay’s Future

Together with Bay Area community leaders, we launched the Partnership for the Bay’s Future. This public-private partnership aims to expand and protect the homes of up to 175,000 households over the next five years and preserve and produce more than 8,000 homes over the next five to 10 years in the Bay Area

Our Approach

Produce, Preserve, Protect: We believe housing affordability can be improved by producing more housing, preserving existing housing, and protecting residents from displacement.

Building Sustainable Supply

The need for housing far exceeds available housing. We invest in efforts like the Partnership for the Bay’s Future to produce more housing across income levels, preserve existing housing to make communities stronger and more affordable, and support policy reform to reduce housing development costs and time.

Enabling Equitable Access

Discrimination and unequal access to housing have contributed to displacement and prevented people from finding homes that meet their needs. We partner with community-led organizations, and support legislation and research that protect residents’ rights and helps guide them on new pathways to homeownership.

Building Political and Public Will

The individuals and organizations closest to the challenges drive real solutions. We help foster cross-sector collaboration by bringing tech, philanthropy, and advocacy groups together to build long-lasting political and public will to change laws and policies that improve access to housing. These collaborations will create a sustained movement for housing reform.

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