Urban Habitat works to advance equitable transportation, land use, and housing policies in the Bay Area. This grant will support their work to ensure the region’s land-use and transportation plan incorporates equity, environment, and jobs as high priorities, particularly for disadvantaged communities. Through its work with environmental and social justice groups, Urban Habitat aims to improve quality of life in the poorest neighborhoods, while decreasing greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution through improved public transportation and transit-oriented development.
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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.