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Home Today, Home Tomorrow: Innovative Financing and Capacity Building Strategies for Housing Preservation: Part 2

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 2 Details:

March 20, 2024 | 10:30 am – 12:00 noon | Home Today, Home Tomorrow: Innovative Financing and Capacity Building Strategies for Housing Preservation: Part 2

Bay Area community ownership groups are successfully acquiring properties and removing them from the speculative market, ensuring a safe, stable place to live for low-income households in our community. Join us to hear from community, public sector, and philanthropic leaders on how we can continue to grow the capacity of community ownership groups to acquire, govern, and maintain properties, the innovative funding structures and practices that help scale their work, and how philanthropy can partner to create a robust community-centered housing preservation ecosystem in the Bay Area.

To learn more about Part 1 click here

Who May Attend 

This is a members-only event. If you are a funder who is not a member, please email for more information.


Felix AuYeung

Vice President

Kristen Clements

Emily Duma

Program Strategist - Community Ownership for Community Power Fund

Geeta Rao

Senior Director, Northern California
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