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What is the nature of gentrification in the bay area and southern california?

The Urban Displacement Project is a research and action initiative of UC Berkeley in collaboration with researchers at UCLA, community based organizations, regional planning agencies and the State of California’s Air Resources Board. The project aims to understand the nature of gentrification and displacement in the Bay Area and Southern California. It focuses on creating tools to help communities identify the pressures surrounding them and take more effective action. Read an Executive Summary of our work. 

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UCBDisplacement If we can get pots of money for acquisition in place, be ready to pounce when prices calm down, there's an opportunity there - Felix AuYeung
Mar 1st, 2017 10:51am from UCBDisplacement
UCBDisplacement Rosemary Bosque: code enforcement as preservation: SF passed legislation that all SROs w/ 25+ units need sprinklers b/c of a fire epidemic
Mar 1st, 2017 10:42am from UCBDisplacement
UCBDisplacement SF: lost 45% of rent control units thru state-mandated decontrol.175,000 units rent controlled housing lost daily - Kate Hartley, SFMOHCD
Mar 1st, 2017 10:15am from UCBDisplacement
UCBDisplacement Loss of rent-controlled units: in 5 Bay cities that already had rent control, we are losing about 50-60% to turnover in those units #IWD2017
Mar 1st, 2017 09:52am from UCBDisplacement
UCBDisplacement Loss of affordability in non-subsidized units: >90% loss in Alameda County, ~90% in Contra Costa, San Francisco, Solano County #IWD2017
Mar 1st, 2017 09:49am from UCBDisplacement
UCBDisplacement We're talking a lot about #filtering but need to recognize, with affordability come housing quality issues that must be addressed. #IWD2017
Mar 1st, 2017 09:47am from UCBDisplacement
UCBDisplacement Excited to talk about Preserving Affordable Housing with @sffed @TSFF and others at the Investment without Displacement workshop! #IWD2017
Mar 1st, 2017 09:34am from UCBDisplacement
UCBDisplacement Can we predict gentrification and displacement? https://t.co/UyVyfrzeOS https://t.co/WoaaAHBlCs
Feb 28th, 2017 05:52am from UCBDisplacement
UCBDisplacement Can Other U.S. Cities Follow in NYC’s Footsteps to Help Renters? https://t.co/sn5dMHiTU7
Feb 27th, 2017 01:58pm from UCBDisplacement
UCBDisplacement Join us Wed to learn about preservation affordable housing in your community! w/ @sffed @TSFF @Eprise_NorCal https://t.co/cIQM3hnsSp
Feb 27th, 2017 01:40pm from UCBDisplacement

Recent News

When we talk about addressing the housing shortage and stemming the tide of displacement, preservation strategies have sometimes been absent, as conversations on affordable housing often default to...
It’s pretty clear that the Bay Area doesn’t have enough housing, but the dialogue around supply-side solutions to the affordable housing crisis tends to be divided.  How can we bridge this divide...
How can we stabilize neighborhoods in the face of displacement pressures that threaten to push residents out of their communities? What are the right policy tools for neighborhood stabilization, and...
After the California Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO) used our data to advocate for the construction of market-rate housing as an anti-displacement tool back in February, questions have poured into...
The Parkview Family Apartments in San Jose’s Diridon Station area. Affordable housing like this helped the area to increase its low-income population in recent years, even as major new market-rate...
Escalating rents and home prices in the Bay Area are displacing low-income families. What can we do about it? Here at the Urban Displacement Project, we get calls every week from cities struggling...