Homes for All Initiative

The Bay Area is among the nation’s most desirable places to live and work. And our region’s population is expected to grow significantly in the near future as our economic sectors add much-needed new jobs. Which means that demand for housing is likely to continue to outpace supply, unless we increase the Bay Area’s housing supply and meet housing needs for residents of diverse income levels.

Greenbelt Alliance promotes housing solutions that meet the needs of the Bay Area’s residents. We make it easier for people to live in the neighborhood of their choice by increasing the supply of quality and affordable homes near jobs and transportation hubs. By building political will among decision-makers and opinion leaders, we advance better housing options within the Bay Area’s existing cities and towns. Housing done right is good for our communities and our economy.

We’ll achieve it by:

  • Identifying and implementing solutions to increase housing production within the Bay Area’s existing cities and towns;
  • Building political will within Greenbelt Alliance’s focus cities and among regional decision-makers and opinion leaders to address the “housing perception gap”.

We’ll know we’ve achieved it when:

  • More subsidized affordable housing is available to meet the needs of low-income residents, thanks to increased funding and improved policies;
  • More homes are affordable to low- and middle-income residents, thanks to improved policies and increased public and political will;
  • More existing residents in neighborhoods where new development occurs have the opportunity to stay in their homes as property values increase due to policies and financial supports.

Homes for All Initiative News


Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014     

Downtown Concord plan is a mixed bag

On June 24, the City of Concord adopted the Downtown Specific Plan, which will direct short- and long-term development in downtown Concord. While the plan contains many features that could generate exciting new opportunities, it also has some glaring omissions. Continue reading

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Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014     

Oakland just committed to growing smarter

Last night, the Oakland City Council unanimously approved the Broadway Valdez District Specific Plan, which calls for 1,800 new homes—many of which will be affordable to low- and middle-income residents—along Oakland’s busiest transit corridor. Continue reading

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Thursday, May 15th, 2014     

Senator Steinberg proposes cap-and-trade climate strategy

Greenbelt Alliance was a guest at today’s announcement of Senator Steinberg’s proposed multi-billion dollar climate strategy. The plan would dedicate cap-and-trade revenue from AB 32 toward transportation and housing. Continue reading

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