Urban Habitat believes that every Bay Area resident has the right to safe, decent, and affordable housing. Current housing policies foster chronic housing insecurity in many communities, and contribute to gentrification, displacement, and the suburbanization of poverty. We advance a regional housing justice agenda that
1) Confronts this phenomenon and supports coalitions locally while developing a regional housing justice agenda and movement
2) Supports the development of policies that further housing rights as an essential element of stable and prosperous communities
3) Supports and advocates for the central role of low-income communities and communities of color in shaping housing policy at the local, regional, and state levels
4) Conducts research that advances our housing justice goals. UH supports the role and goals of community organizing and takes part in local, regional, and state-wide campaigns that confront housing insecurity in the Bay Area.