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Home Today, Home Tomorrow: The Housing Preservation Ecosystem: Part 1

Series Description

No matter where you start, success in life starts at home for all ages and all people. When we have safe, secure places to live – whether you rent or own – parents earn more, kids learn better, health and well- being improve, and our communities are strengthened. To build this future, we need to bring the Bay Area’s capacity for innovation and problem-solving to the challenge of preserving our pre-existing affordable housing. The constant loss of affordable units to the speculative market is accelerating the displacement of working class and poor families - shedding our region of its diversity, vibrancy, and equity of opportunity.

The building blocks exist in the Bay Area for a cohesive housing preservation system that can meet the demands of our region and stabilize low-income households and communities of color in a way that centers racial equity and community self-determination. Land trusts, co-ops, and other powerful community-centered housing models have been around for decades but need deeper investment and infrastructure to meet the scale of the issue. What role can philanthropy play to support these models and build a robust community centered housing preservation ecosystem in the Bay Area?

In this 2-part series, we’ll learn about the housing preservation ecosystem, what’s needed to expand the capacity of community ownership groups, innovative financing models, how the public sector is supporting preservation work, and how philanthropy can get engaged.

Part 1 Details:

February 1, 2024 | 10:30 am – 12:00 noon | Home Today, Home Tomorrow: The Housing Preservation Ecosystem

Preserving existing affordable homes across the Bay Area is a key strategy for tackling our housing crisis, and supporting the diversity, vibrancy, and equity of opportunity in our region. In this session, we’ll hear from community, public sector, and philanthropic leaders about the landscape of current housing preservation efforts and where there’s a need for deeper work, best practices in preservation strategies, and how philanthropy and the public sector are engaging to stabilize housing for low-income households in the Bay Area.

To learn more about Part 2 click here



Somaya Abdelgany

Preservation Program Coordinator

Gloria Bruce

Senior Program Officer

Leo Goldberg

Co-Director for Policy and Capacity Building

Aubra Levine

Vice President of Real Estate Development

Ellen Wu

Executive Director
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