Accelerating Climate-Smart Housing Abundance

The challenge: The Bay Area’s soaring housing costs have led to a devastating increase in housing insecurity that ultimately exposes vulnerable populations to the harsh impacts of climate change.

The solution: Greenbelt Alliance is activating environmentalists as advocates for housing as a climate solution while mobilizing housing actors to advocate for new homes in the right places. Our work will increase new homes within existing communities—across all income levels—in ways that reduce greenhouse gas emissions, climate risks, and impacts on the natural environment. Here’s how…

OUR STRATEGY

Educate

Greenbelt Alliance is making the climate case for housing on the coalitions we are a part of, with our business partners through training workshops, and by providing learning opportunities with youth across the region.

By supporting the right type of housing in the right places, we inspire new investment and sustainable development—addressing both the climate and housing crises together.

Advocate

Greenbelt Alliance is leading advocacy initiatives for the right kinds of land-use policies that prioritize affordable, low-emission, climate-resilient development in places that avoid climate hazard areas.

This holistic advocacy approach to the housing and climate crises guides decisions that result in people and nature thriving together.

Collaborate

Greenbelt Alliance brings environmentalists and housing advocates together to consider both sides when planning for the future. And we ensure inclusive processes are upheld, giving everyone a say in how their city grows.

This cooperative work is essential to ensure everyone has a safe place to live in balance with nature.

OUR PROJECTS

Development Endorsement Program

Housing Policy Accelerated

Regional Megaproject Advocacy

Housing Ballot Initiatives

State Housing Advocacy

Development Endorsement Program

Through our Climate SMART Development Endorsement Program, we review projects and advocate for climate-smart housing to reduce impacts caused by the climate crisis.

Housing Policy Accelerated

We are identifying top priority cities and policy barriers that must be addressed in order to tackle the climate and housing crises together.

Regional Megaproject Advocacy

We advocate for large-scale regionally significant developments to incorporate our climate SMART criteria in new housing developments.

Housing Ballot Initiatives

We support ballot initiatives that raise funds for affordable housing and that remove policy barriers to infill housing.

State Housing Advocacy

We bring an environmental land-use lens to improve and advocate for state bills and policies in order to accelerate housing production.

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