You’re invited to Centering Equity in Housing, a convening hosted by the Partnership for the Bay’s Future.
We have an unprecedented opportunity — amidst a global pandemic and a national reckoning with racial injustice — to reimagine our housing system, and to prioritize solutions with equity at the core. Specifically, we need solutions that recognize and dismantle centuries of exclusionary policies and practices that have created socially and economically segregated neighborhoods, created or prevented wealth building, and made Black and brown populations more vulnerable to crises of all kinds. And we need to do it in a way that works for all actors in the housing ecosystem. It will take partnership, across different sectors and communities, to champion and scale new thinking.
This convening will bring together affordable housing practitioners, thought leaders, and experts to learn and share ideas on housing policies and innovations that center racial equity. Sessions will explore topics like small-scale projects that are advancing housing equity efforts locally, how to build community power through narrative, equity-based policy models, and more.
The event is hosted by the Partnership for the Bay’s Future (PBF), a public-private collaboration aimed at advancing our region’s housing future by solving its interconnected challenges. For more information about PBF, please visit baysfuture.org.
About the Partnership for the Bays Future
The Partnership for the Bay’s Future was designed with the belief that every family has a right to a stable home, and that keeping Bay Area families–of all races and economic backgrounds–in quality, affordable homes is crucial to creating and maintaining healthy, resilient communities.
Created in collaboration with the community and in response to their needs, the public-private partnership is working with the community and faith-based leaders, housing experts, elected officials, and residents with the goal of protecting people in affordable housing, and preserving and producing 8,000 homes in the next 10 years.
This effort is centered on the understanding that a two-pronged approach is the best way to move the needle on affordable housing–addressing policy change and investing in affordable housing at the same time. As such, the Partnership is composed of a policy fund that supports the creation and implementation of policies to stem the tide of displacement and preserve and produce housing and a family of loan funds focused on increasing housing supply.
Launched in 2019, the Partnership is managed by the San Francisco Foundation and Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) and is supported by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, the Ford Foundation, Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), Facebook, Genentech, Kaiser Permanente, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, the Stupski Foundation, Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Capital Impact Partners, The Corporation for Supportive Housing, First Republic Bank, JP Morgan Chase, and Destination:Home.
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