December 2017

Dear Friend of CCHO,

A growing city that puts people first. Diverse, walkable, urban neighborhoods. Enough housing at the right levels of affordability so people can live close to work and have time to engage with their community. Protections so people can be free from the fear of displacement and contribute to the neighborhoods they love. Equitable development that welcomes newcomers while being grounded in balanced community need and engagement.

This is the vision we hold for an equitable San Francisco. Even in a year that has often felt politically dark on the national level, we’ve made important wins towards this vision – wins that show us that movement towards a more just future is possible and is happening, particularly on a local and regional level.

We took a big step towards this future when, working with a broad coalition of community, labor, faith, and environmental groups, we won the strongest Inclusionary policy in the state, mandating equitable development with more new affordable homes for both low- and middle-income San Franciscans.

We took another step towards this future as we began to implement last year’s Affordable Housing Bond Measure. More San Franciscans at risk of eviction will have their homes stabilized as permanently affordable housing, allowing them to stay in the city they love.

We took another step toward this future working with allies across the state to help secure the first state affordable housing funds since the dissolution of Redevelopment, and state authorization for inclusionary housing in all communities across California.

A more affordable and just future for the Bay Area is possible. CCHO is helping create the communities we want to live in, and show the way for other parts of the region, the state, and the country. We are energized for the 2018 year to come, and hope you can join us by supporting our work as we continue to fight alongside communities and win the affordable housing everyone needs.

In solidarity -

CCHO Staff

 

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