San Francisco Foundation

For Addressing The Housing Crisis: Communications And Advocacy

As part of its longstanding commitment to the Bay Area, the Hewlett Foundation has been exploring opportunities to help tackle major challenges facing the region. This grant will support the San Francisco Foundation’s (TSFF) efforts to address the housing crisis, arguably the Bay Area’s greatest problem. TSFF is playing a leadership role on this issue, working closely with government, business, nonprofit, and community stakeholders. With this grant, TSFF will help community-based organizations develop communication and advocacy strategies to build support for affordable housing among homeowners, developers, decision-makers, and others. This grant also will help the Hewlett Foundation explore whether to play a longer-term role.
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for the Bay Area Livable Communities Initiative  
This grant would support a regranting program of the San Francisco Foundation called the Great Communities Collaborative. The Collaborative works to ensure that the $12 billion in public infrastructure funds being spent on mass transit upgrades and expansions in the Bay Area over the next decade are well spent. Specifically, the group seeks to deliver reductions in car and truck pollution and creation of transit station areas with a mix of jobs, housing, and commercial development that reduces sprawl in the region and provides access to housing and jobs for people who cannot afford a car.

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