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Pathways to Housing Justice Session 3: Accelerate Action!

Series Description 

Pathways to Housing Justice: A 3-Part Series on Intersectional Solutions

We all deserve a decent place to live. It’s a matter of basic justice and a measure of who we are as a community. Having a stable, affordable home impacts our health, ability to find and keep a job, success at school, and connection to our communities. Our whole community does better when everyone has good, safe housing.

Housing justice is also racial justice. Generations of exclusionary policies and institutional racism have created an unjust housing system that falls hardest on Black, Indigenous, and other people of color. Addressing the Bay Area’s housing crisis means taking on the underlying inequities baked into how housing is developed and delivered.

There is a path forward, and it’s not one size fits all. No one sector, city, or county can tackle it alone. We can be proud of the progress we have made over the past few years, building broad coalitions that can secure legislative victories, invest in affordable housing, and support advocacy and power-building work.

Together, we can develop an intersectional approach and thrive in our collaboration for effective solutions. It’s up to all of us to fight for housing justice, and philanthropy has an important role to play as we build a Bay Area that moves all of us forward.

Join NCG and the San Francisco Foundation for a series of programs that will discuss:

  • How housing intersects with other critical social issues like health, economic opportunity, and education;
  • Regional and statewide housing justice policy opportunities; and
  • How to get involved in housing advocacy and power-building opportunities.

Session 3 Description 

Session 3: Accelerate Action! | September 13, 2023, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm (hybrid)

People power is what moves us along the path toward housing justice. Organizers across the state are working to hold elected officials accountable, fight back against the outsized influence of corporations on real estate, and to preserve housing for people. They are building power with the people closest to the issue to become decision-makers over how their communities, land, and homes are owned and developed. In this session, we’ll discuss successful collaborative philanthropic efforts that are co- governed with community, building power and capacity for housing justice, and the local organizing work they’re supporting. We’ll share the actions philanthropy can take to join in this vital work to build a Bay Area that moves all of us forward.

Learn more about the series! Click here to register for Session 1 and here to register for Session 2.

Alexandra Desautels

Director of Strategic Alignment & Learning

Lorena Melgarejo

Executive Director

Jazmin Segura

Director of Strategic Initiatives, Housing Justice

Khanh Russo

Vice President of Policy and Innovation
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