Ways to deepen your understanding and support initiatives advancing equity, affordability, and environmental vitality in housing
Tools and Other Opportunities
- The People’s Justice40+ Community Benefit Playbook (Emerald Cities Collaborative)
- Building Environmental Justice Tool (Autocase and the NAACP’s Centering Equity in the Sustainable Building Sector Initiative)
- Oakland homeowners: Fill out an interest form to see if you’re eligible for the Keys to Equity program. The open enrollment period will last until July 5. (Richmond Neighborhood Housing Services)
- Guidelines for ADUs on Multifamily Properties (Casita Coalition)
- Apply for the Active People, Healthy Nation Champions Institute (Smart Growth America)
- Youth Futures Fund (Young Black Climate Leaders)
Petitions and Efforts to Sign On and Support
- Immediate actions and opportunities to explore. Courtesy of Build It Green’s Policy as an Accelerant and Infrastructure Opportunity Working Groups.
- Building 128 affordable and energy-efficient homes in Los Angeles at 1717 Bronson Avenue! Currently supported by the Housing Action Coalition.
- Letter urging Congress to invest in affordable housing and community development programs in fiscal year 2023. Written by the Campaign for Housing and Community Development Funding.
- Petition in support of fully funding the CalHome program. Created by the CalHome Coalition, which is comprised of players like Habitat for Humanity California, SPUR, California YIMBY, and NPH Northern California.
Engage and Network
Upcoming opportunities to learn about intersectional approaches and work
Housing the Bay
June 9, 2022 | All-day, in-person
Urban Land Institute (ULI) San Francisco is holding their fifth annual summit this Thursday! The event will feature a series of action-oriented discussions on how we can create more (and more affordable homes) in the Bay Area. We’ll be there—if you’re going, let’s connect!
2022 Affordable Housing Summit
June 14-15, 2022 | 8am-12pm PT
Join the International Living Future Institute (ILFI) for their two-day Affordable Housing Summit next week! An incredible lineup of speakers will discuss how to achieve buildings that are not only affordable, but healthy for residents and the environment.
- The Bay Area Housing Finance Authority, in partnership with the Othering & Belonging Institute, is hosting a series:
- The 2022 Energy Code Preview for Small Projects—featuring Panel Optimization Group member Dan Johnson! (AIA East Bay | June 9, 12-1:30pm)
- A Foray into the Future: Envisioning Moffett Park as a Thriving, Walkable, & Affordable Neighborhood (Greenbelt Alliance | June 11, 10am-1pm)
- Journey to Justice100 (Kapwa Consulting, Emerald Cities Collaborative, People’s Climate Innovation Center, City Scale and Upright Consulting | June 13, 10am)
- 2019 Title 24, Part 6 Residential Energy Standards: Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU) (BayREN and Energy Code Ace | June 15, 9-10:30am)
- SB 9: Two-Unit Development & Lot Splits (Casita Coalition | June 17, 11am-12pm)
- Portable Heat Pumps: Low Cost Supplemental Heating and Cooling (Electrify Now | June 22, 12-1:30pm)
- Policy in Action: Transit Oriented Communities Policy and Housing Justice (SV@Home | June 24, 12pm)
- Real-world ADU stories from your neighbors! (Napa Sonoma ADU Center | June 28, 6-7:30pm)
Stories of efforts that can enable holistic, regenerative change in California housing and communities
- “Opinion: An Urgent Call to Address the Housing Crisis in Black Communities” (California Health Report) You can see the supporters of the Bay Area Regional Black Housing Fund in this LinkedIn post.
- “An Electric Connection: Homes Helping the Grid” (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory)
- The California Housing Partnership recently released Affordable Housing Need Reports for every county in the state.
- “Reparations could include tuition, housing grants, California task force says” (CalMatters) Check out the interim report by the California Task Force to Study and Develop Reparations Proposals for African Americans at this link.
- “Here’s one way California can begin to dismantle its prison-to-homelessness pipeline” (The Sacramento Bee)
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