The long-term health, stability, and prosperity of the Bay Area is actively being threatened by displacement, forced relocation, and homelessness. Solving the housing affordability crisis in the Bay Area requires comprehensive visioning and innovative action towards community and systems change. There is no silver bullet. Instead cities and counties must invest in a full ecosystem of housing policies to ensure production, preservation, and protections. Housing advocates, attorneys and legal aid groups, community land trusts and residents are organizing regionally to initiate capacity building and policy advocacy that promotes community and resident control of land and housing to achieve permanent affordability. The Peoples Land and Housing Convening will bring together regional policymakers, practitioners, leaders in finance and philanthropy, and affordable housing advocates along with national experts to share knowledge, models, and capacity building resources to jump start the movement for resident-centered solutions to the crisis.
Community and Tenant ownership models including Community Land Trusts (CLTs) and Limited-Equity Housing Cooperatives (LEHCs) along with policies including the Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act (TOPA) offer resident-centered anti-displacement strategies and support the permanent stabilization of neighborhoods undergoing gentrification. Bay Area communities must act and the time is now to adopt and resource common sense community solutions to ensure permanent affordability. Join us November 28th and 29th, 2018 in Oakland as we call in all sectors to devise permanent solutions to the affordable housing crisis.
(Not a cohousing-focussed event, but important topics for many EBCOHO members, including tools for affordability and development without gentrification).
Hosted by Oakland Community Land Trust. Not an official EBCOHO event, although we are reaching out to extend it with our own day and to co-sponsor.
Note: RSVPing via this MeetUp is NOT enough. You need to pre-register at:
and specify which parts you are interested in.
Extra note: Different location each day.