Housing the Bay
The Bay Area is home and, like you, we believe there is no other place like it. Yet, it’s impossible to live in the Bay Area and not be impacted in some way by the high cost and limited supply of housing. Whether you are looking for somewhere to live, trying to hire and retain employees, or watching your friends or family leave the area for lack of housing options – this issue touches you.
To address this challenge, we are launching Housing the Bay, a member-driven initiative to tackle some of the root causes of this issue and deliver innovative solutions in the realms of financing, construction costs, policy, and community engagement.
Through events, workshops, dialogue, and research, we will collaborate with our members and partners, old friends and new, to break down barriers and work together to see these solutions through to fruition.
We are kicked off this initiative with an event to mark the release of Jumpstarting the Market for Accessory Dwelling Units: Lessons Learned from Portland, Seattle and Vancouver, a new report by the Terner Center and sponsored by ULI San Francisco. These small units are a simple, low-cost solution that could deliver thousands of housing units in a short timeframe.
We have more educational sessions in the works, so keep your eye on your inbox for upcoming Housing the Bay forums and opportunities to engage. Your input and insight at these forums will help us shape the direction of this work.
Also – please mark your calendar for October 6 for our full-day Housing the Bay summit where we will share what we have learned and our proposals for action to take forward.
Home is where the heart is, and if you love the Bay Area as much as we do, we hope you will join us in working to make sure the Bay can be home for all us.