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


Friday, October 17th, 2014     

Show Your Support for a SMART Rohnert Park

Greenbelt Alliance has been working with local partners to ensure the neighborhood plan for the area around the future Central Rohnert Park Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) Station creates a vibrant downtown. Continue reading

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Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014     

Before Urban Villages Were Cool

A resident of Willow Glen in San Jose since 1979, Larry has been advocating for walkable, bikeable neighborhoods long before it was the popular sentiment it is today. San Jose is finally catching up with plans for 70 urban villages peppered throughout the city. Continue reading

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Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014     

A Better Broadway, a Better Oakland

Two years ago, Joel and his wife, Yvette, saw the East Bay as an exciting place where they could start a family. Fast-forward to 2014, Joel, as Greenbelt Alliance’s Regional Representative, helped Oakland adopt an exciting plan for the Broadway Valdez neighborhood. Continue reading

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