Urban Habitat works to advance environmental, economic, and social justice in the nine-county Bay Area, with a focus on transportation, land-use, and equitable development. As one of five core partners of the Great Communities Collaborative, UH will help shape the Bay Area's implementation of SB 375, which directs counties to develop binding regional plans for meeting the greenhouse gas reduction targets assigned to improved land-use. The needs of low-income and communities of color is particularly important as transportation pricing and transit-related development policies are developed to meet these goals. The ultimate outcome of this work is to reduce Bay Area greenhouse gas emissions by one million metric tons by focusing new development near transit while reducing sprawl. This grant would further Hewlett's efforts address the environmental and sustainable transportation needs of underserved communities in the Bay Area. (New, $50,000/1; 25% of project budget)
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Grants to this Grantee
for the executive director transition efforts
Urban Habitat is an Oakland-based environmental justice organization working for planning decisions that address the needs of low-income communities and communities of color. Their Executive Director left the organization in August and Urban Habitat has adopted a transition and recruitment plan, which started in October and is expected to culminate in January with a new ED. At this time, the organization has decided to handle the recruitment process internally and not hire a consultant . This grant to UH will help the organization during this transition process and will provide support until the new Executive Director is hired. At that time, we will expect an update on the organization's priorities.
for the Sustainable Communities Strategies project
Urban Habitat is an Oakland-based environmental justice organization working for planning decisions that address the needs of low-income communities and communities of color. Urban Habitat will work in collaboration with the groups above on development of the Bay Area’s Sustainable Community Strategy for meeting greenhouse gas reduction targets and ensuring more sustainable land use.