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Preventing Displacement When Google Comes to Town

How a $40,000 SPARCC grant helped community organizers show Google what was needed to prevent displacement of working families in San José Google has announced it is committing $1 billion for new housing across the San Francisco Bay Area. The tech giant promises to build 20,000 new residences (including 5,000 affordable homes) over the next […]

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A New Approach to Preventing Displacement in the Bay Area

Community organizations and fast capital are integral to building and preserving affordable housing in the Bay Area Last spring in Oakland—an epitome for the nation’s affordable housing crisis—Bay Area for All (BA4A) was hoping to prevent two families in East Oakland from being displaced by an institutional investor. The investor had purchased the families’ homes […]

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Momentum Grows for Renters’ Rights Amid Housing Crisis

By Sasha Forbes Millions of people living in the U.S. are struggling to secure one of the most basic of human needs – a home for themselves and their families, but action to reinforce renters’ rights in several states is bringing hope in the fight to secure housing as a human right. Oregon, for example, […]

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