Evita Chávez

The Partnership for the Bay’s Future Launches Breakthrough Grants Program

Bay Area communities pursuing ambitious, comprehensive housing preservation and production solutions encouraged to apply.

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Written by Adam Brinklow, the Frisc

San Francisco Was Shaped by Racist Housing Laws. Will a Fix Be Racist Too?

While several cities pursue sweeping changes to fix racial housing policies, SF has a more modest proposal. Some still say it could do further harm to communities it’s meant to help.

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Kinship in Housing – the Story of Friendship

Reflective of its name, the story of how the Friendship Senior Housing project came together is truly a story of kinship.

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San José Spotlight

San Jose explores policy allowing nonprofits to purchase affordable housing 

The City of San Jose is exploring a Community Opportunity to Purchase Act (COPA), which is part of San Jose’s citywide anti-displacement strategy and one of its Challenge Grant priorities. 

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Palo Alto Online

News: Palo Alto explores new policies to help tenants

The City of Palo Alto explores a renter protection package that works to improve access for renters that was developed in collaboration with Challenge Grant partners.

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Karen Camacho

East Palo Alto Challenge Grant Partners are One Step Closer to Creating a “Placekeepers Co-Op” through the Acquisition of the YUCA Building

Youth United for Community Action was on the verge of being displaced from its home of 11 years, but was able to fundraise the $1.2M needed to acquire the home and launch a placekeepers co-op pilot.

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