Below you’ll find updates and information for the month of December + tons of job opportunities.
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Housing Action Coalitionis a nonprofit that advocates for building more affordable housing at all levels to help alleviate the Bay Area’s housing shortage. They are hiring for a South Bay/Peninsula Organizer. Find out more here.
Eden Housing is hiring a Communications & Advocacy Manager. Eden Housing creates and sustains high-quality affordable housing communities that advance equity and opportunity for all. The Communications and Advocacy Manager is responsible for creating top-notch strategic communications to advance the business and advocacy goals of Eden Housing.
California YIMBY has several positions open, including a Research Director and Policy Director. As the largest YIMBY organization in the largest state in the US, California YIMBY has played an outsized role in advancing the cause of affordable housing and urban land use reform across the country. You can view more openings here.
Congratulations to CoHo lead, Kat Wortham who is starting a new job at Lendlease! She will be working on getting more housing in the Moffett Park Master Plan in Sunnyvale!
This month, we are looking at tenant protections. In 2017, city council directed staff to look into ways to protect Palo Alto renters and keep them housed. The subsequent conversion of the Hotel President from housing back into a hotel led to the eviction of many downtown residents, sparking more calls for protections from eviction leading to another colleague’s memo seeking more action.
In response, the city applied for a Challenge Grant from the Partnership for the Bay’s Future. Through the Challenge Grant the City has been able to create a profile of Palo Alto renters and research renter protection policies that would benefit Palo Altans. Come learn more about Palo Alto’s approach to tenant protections, how some of these policies can be adopted throughout the county and share your thoughts!
Angie Evans, Palo Alto Renter’s Association
Lauren Bigelow, Partnership for the Bay’s Future Fellow for the City of Palo Alto
The HAC is a monthly, informal brownbag discussion convening Housers to engage on hot housing topics. Every month, we select a topic or current event, bring in an expert to give a brief presentation, and then open up the discussion to ask questions, float new ideas, and identify potential areas for shared action.