On Tuesday, October 20th, Housing Leadership Council of San Mateo County and Save The Bay teamed up for a virtual conversation about two of the biggest challenges facing the Bay Area: climate change and the affordability crisis. You can watch the video below: Watch Councilmember Lisa Gauthier of East Palo Alto, Zoe Siegel, Director of Climate Resilience at Greenbelt Alliance, and Evelyn Stivers, Executive Director of Housing Leadership Council discuss how to tackle the affordability crisis and the climate crisis together. The Bay Area is home to some of the highest rent prices in the country, and an affordability crisis. …


The Bay Area is already home to some of the highest rent prices in the country, and an affordability crisis. Due to the coronavirus crisis, millions of newly unemployed Californians find themselves worrying about how they will pay rent in the coming months. Like climate change, our affordable housing crisis is not going anywhere unless we take action. This challenge can only be met through deliberate action at the community, region, and state level. Save The Bay believes everyone, from humans to wildlife, should have a place to call home. But with our focus on Bay restoration, climate change, and …


**Update: San Francisco Propositions A and E both passed by the needed margins to fund and zone for affordable homes for educators and vulnerable populations ** When you think of Save The Bay, you may not think of affordable housing, but housing the community is a huge part of our regional planning, and that planning has major ramifications for the health of our Bay. Demand for housing in the Bay greatly exceeds supply, and workers seek more affordable homes farther away from job centers, suffering longer commutes and losing access to public transit. Traffic congestion and crowded, long rides are …


This Tuesday, after a dramatic multi-week negotiation, Oakland City Council passed the “Oakland Together Budget”. Supporters of Save The Bay, along with many others, called Council Members, emailed the Council and City staff, and attended meetings to ask the City for funding to address Oakland’s greatest needs. The resulting budget will steer the course of Oakland’s work for the next two years, determining how far the City goes to address pollution, local flooding, sea level rise, and many other critical issues. Wins for the Bay A few highlights in the new budget will benefit the community by helping to keep …