The economy is booming in the San Francisco Bay Area, spurring enormous job creation and an influx of new high-earner households. But rapid growth is placing extreme pressure on housing markets, and for the region’s lower income communities – which are disproportionately communities of color and were already experiencing high rates of housing cost burden – this has translated into escalating rents and rises in evictions. These gentrification and displacement pressures threaten economic and racial diversity of the region in the long-term. What would it look like to change this trajectory and guide growth and development in a more equitable manner? What are the needed policy tools and how can diverse stakeholders come together to make change?
Together with the Community Development team at the San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank, and the Great Communities Collaborative at the San Francisco Foundation, we are hosting a four-part workshop series on Investment without Displacement.
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1. Neighborhood Stabilization, 11/22/16, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
2. Creating New Affordable Housing, 01/10/17, Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Mountain View
3. Preserving Existing Affordable Housing Stock - 03/01017, Rockridge Library, Oakland
4. Increasing Access to Opportunity - date/location TBD