April 14, 2021 11:00 am-12:00 pm
Speculative markets can drive up the costs of what was once affordable housing, impacting not only individual residents but the futures of communities as a whole.
How can philanthropy support efforts to ensure housing occupied by low-income residents remain permanently affordable?
Join The Funders Network for their April webinar Conscious Coupling: Marrying Organizing and Financing for Community Power as we take a look at a collaborative effort by organizers, housing developers, advocates, public sector, Community Development Financial Institutions and funders in California’s Bay Area.
Known as Bay Area for All (BA4A), it is guided by principles of community control, resident leadership, and racial equity, their goal is to take housing occupied by low-income residents off the speculative market and preserve it as permanently and deeply affordable.
This session brings together partners from across sectors to share takeaways the opportunities and challenges of community- and tenant-centered preservation , lessons learned when combining organizing efforts with preservation real estate transactions, and emerging bright spots on scaling financing tools to projects (rather than scaling projects to financing tools). After a moderated panel, we’ll engage the audience in brainstorming actions philanthropy can take on and come back together to debrief on the major themes, lessons, and next steps.
Conscious Coupling: Marrying Organizing and Financing for Community Power
April 14 at 2 p.m. ET
Carroll Fife, Director, Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment
Steve King, Executive Director, Oakland Community Land Trust
Elizabeth Wampler, Housing Director, Bay Area LISC
Please register for this funder-only webinar by April 7 to receive log-in details.