The planning process for addressing housing needs in your community is happening now (see our About page to read more about the process). There are various points throughout the planning process where you can make your voice heard and influence the plan. Please see the Housing Element Timeline and how you can get involved below.
The Housing Readiness Report brings together trusted resources from across the Bay Area to help you get involved. Whether you have 5 minutes, an hour or more, there are a number of ways for you to address your community’s housing needs.
Read this short guide to learn how you can support housing for the future of your community.
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Use one of our ready-made draft letters to help express how the lack of housing in your community impacts your and your neighbors’ lives, and what your local housing planners and elected officials should do about it.
Often, the hardest part of getting involved and having your voice heard is crafting a message that makes an impact. Use the following messaging tools to help shape your own experience into a narrative that will make an impression on those who are planning for housing.
Planning for housing in your community is often complicated, but the process is public, accessible and inclusive. The people who plan for housing in your community want to hear from you because you are an expert in your community. Check out the calendars and schedules below to learn when you can engage in your community’s local housing plans and attend a meeting.
If you are ready to step up as a local leader and bring others along with you, consider volunteering for a more hands-on experience.
Learn more about the context behind the affordable housing crisis, and explore all the content behind the housing planning process in your community and the Bay Area.