Through the California Housing System Innovators Network, BIG convenes 350+ cross-sectoral changemakers from across the state to explore issues through a systemic thinking lens and develop new ideas to create a housing system grounded in resilience, adaptability, and equity.
BIG is currently incubating the following initiatives. These topics are generated through the California Housing System Innovators Network, and other pathways, and are always explored in collaboration with partners.
We work with local partners to increase the number of equitable housing co-ops.
We convene changemakers to advance electrification.
We offer pathways for diverse, small contractors, builders, and developers from historically neglected communities.
We support housing development in high-need communities by targeting critical infrastructure.
We advance community-based approaches for development in rural and urban California.
We invest resources to build homes that are affordable for middle-income residents.
Based on the convening, catalyzing, and incubation work we do with our partners, BIG develops programs and resources that reshape the housing and community development industries, enables leadership from marginalized communities, and creates deeper connections between human and natural systems. Together, these programs and resources transform California’s housing ecosystem, communities, and relationship to the natural world.