Resources for Advancing Equitable Housing Solutions

Reports on How Community-Government Partnerships Advance Equitable Housing Policies

We explore and evaluate the policy pursuits of seven local governments and their community partners to preserve affordable housing and protect tenants.

Reports on How Affordable Housing Loan Funds Further Equity

We are proud to have preserved or produced over 3,200 units of affordable housing in our first three years and have learned so much along the way. These reports highlight the impact data we collected on the housing deals closed so far, share case studies, and take a look into the future.

Housing Readiness Report

Find out if your city is ready to tackle the housing affordability crisis with the Housing Readiness Report. Get the resources and data to track, monitor, and get involved in your city’s housing plans and policies to ensure equitable racial and economic outcomes.

Opportunity to Purchase Campaign Playbook

One critical solution to strengthen our communities and protect tenants from losing their homes is the Opportunity to Purchase Act, which is designed to give tenants a shot at owning their homes when the current owner is ready to sell. This playbook provides the building blocks and insights about what it takes to run a successful campaign.

Shift the Bay – Advancing Housing and Racial Justice

Research-driven and field-practiced strategies, tactics, and messages that can help us grow public support and political will, that can change hearts and minds, and seize this powerful moment to drive new narratives for our movement.

Five Ways Funders Can Catalyze Affordable Housing Preservation

This issue brief explores preservation as a strategy to achieve housing equity goals, especially when rooted in community ownership models. It also highlights the impact funders can have on the preservation ecosystem, by funding urgent community needs, while providing the patient investment needed to build long-term systems grounded in racial equity.


Evictorbook is a tool to support housing organizers and tenants in researching properties, landlords, and the webs of corporate ownership behind them. The site identifies serial evictors, their shell companies, properties in their portfolio, and suspicious eviction patterns. The tool is currently active for Oakland and San Francisco with plans to expand to other cities in the Bay Area.

Bay Area Equity Atlas

The Bay Area Equity Atlas is a comprehensive data support system to track the state of equity across the region and equip community leaders with data to inform solutions for inclusive prosperity.

SFF Is All In On Housing

San Francisco Foundation’s diverse array of housing-focused programs, grantmaking, investments and initiatives to create large-scale, long-term solutions to tackling the Bay Area’s housing crisis.

Housing Elements Policy Priorities

PBF and Baird + Driskell in consultation with government leaders, housing policy experts, and communities have compiled a list of equitable housing priorities for you to send to your local jurisdiction to consider incorporating in its housing elements.