The Bay Area is filled with people who thrive on finding solutions to tough challenges. Our region faces some of the most difficult ones—not enough homes to support growth, transportation woes, and economic inequality. When we come together to focus our analytical, creative, and financial resources on solving these challenges, there’s no limit to what’s possible.
The Partnership for the Bay’s Future is a collaborative regional effort to address these pressing challenges. Our goal is to increase affordable housing and ensure vibrant communities of racial equity and economic inclusion. The Partnership is being launched with the support of the San Francisco Foundation, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, the Ford Foundation, Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), Facebook, Genentech, Kaiser Permanente, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, the Stupski Foundation, and Silicon Valley Community Foundation.
We will begin this work by launching two new efforts aimed at strengthening protections for residents and increasing housing production: an Investment Fund and a Policy Fund.
To grow and prosper, employers must have access to a diverse employee pool that allows them to fill positions at all levels. Those employees, in turn, must be able to find affordable homes within reach of their jobs. But a lack of affordable housing is already limiting growth by driving middle- and low-income families out of the region.
The Partnership is focused on changing that. The collaborative effort aims to expand and protect the homes of up to 175,000 households over the next five years, and preserve and produce more than 8,000 homes over the next five to 10 years.
If you still have questions and wish to find out more about the Partnership for the Bay’s Future, please visit our list of Frequently Asked Questions.