In the midst of plenty, the San Francisco Bay Area region is failing to house the people who have made our region the success it is today. Unaffordable rents and home prices in the Bay Area are pushing out many long time residents, putting us at risk of destroying the social and cultural fabric and rich diversity of our communities. Our lack of affordable housing is forcing our innovative workforce farther from job centers and our vulnerable communities from their networks of support. It contributes to pollution, climate change, gridlock, and less opportunity for all.
Polling conducted by NPH and our partners has demonstrated that voters believe affordable housing should be a top priority for local, state, and regional policymakers. Recently, many Bay Area counties stepped up to contribute their fair share toward affordability solutions.
Now, as our new report demonstrates, our region has the opportunity and urgency to build a regional strategy for Bay Area housing and transportation solutions.
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