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Urban Habitat Provides Opportunities

Urban Habitat PicUrban Habitat brings race and class to the forefront of transportation, land use, and housing policies to create a Bay Area where low-income people and people of color can live in just and connected neighborhoods.

Our policy agenda includes:
• Advocating for transportation justice to ensure low-income communities and communities of color have access to an affordable, reliable, and connected public transit system.
• Advancing housing justice so that all Bay Area residents, including renters, have safe, decent, and affordable housing.
• Achieving climate justice through equitable development to improve the life of current residents through land use planning and passing policies that prevent displacement.

Mission
Urban Habitat builds power in low-income communities and communities of color by combining education, advocacy, research, and coalition building to advance environmental, economic, and social justice in the Bay Area.

Examples of our work

Free MUNI for Youth
Urban Habitat partnered with grassroots organizations to successfully secure funding for a Free MUNI for Youth program that enables up to 40,000 youth access to public transportation. Over 33,000 low-income youth already signed up for passes. This program allows young people the ability to get to school, work, after school programs, and needed services such as health care.

Rent Stabilization and Anti-Displacement in Fremont
Urban Habitat and Congregations Organizing for Renewal (COR) are advocating for the City of Fremont to establish a rent stabilization task force to explore more deeply the situation of renters in the city and generate policy recommendations. We are committed to ensuring that the voices of low-income communities and communities of color become an integral component of policy making and implementation.