Affordable housing

Image: a woman waits for BART at Fruitvale station. Photo: Noah Berger
11/15/2016
The results of last week’s national elections are still sinking in. Trump’s inflammatory and offensive comments about people of color, women, immigrants, Muslims, and people with disabilities (to...
Photo of a demonstration in support of Measure JJ
10/13/2016
TransForm is strongly recommending a yes vote on two important measures before Oakland voters on November 8. Together, they will help Oaklanders struggling to deal with the housing crisis and make...
Image: A woman living in an affordable housing development sits with her dog. Photo: Rockwell Creative
Bianca Taylor Headshot
10/12/2016
Everyone deserves to have a safe and affordable place to call home. We support Measure A1 in Alameda County because it will make that basic right a reality for more people. The housing crisis in...
Ann Cheng Headshot
07/14/2016
We finally did it!  After years of planning, research, and collaboration, I’m proud to announce the BETA release of a powerful and free new tool for planning more affordable, sustainable housing...
Students from ACE, Alliance for Climate Education, volunteer at the Let's Get Moving Summit
Bianca Taylor Headshot
05/10/2016
I’ve been on the communications team at TransForm since 2013, so it’s safe to say that I’ve organized and attended my fair share of events. But Saturday, May 7 was my first time attending our Let’s...
05/03/2016
At a recent Oakland City Council meeting, Gregory Ward stated, “I’m tired of having to come here and say the same thing over and over again. We need housing for the people.” Gregory is a member of...
A rendering of Anchor Place in Long Beach, CA
Ryan Wiggins Headshot
04/14/2016
As a professional who has dedicated my career to stopping climate change, my reasons are straightforward – a healthy environment and a chance for future generations to live happy, prosperous lives...
Photo: Joel Aguiar
Joël Ramos Headshot
03/02/2016
*Update: In April 2016, the City of Oakland passed its first housing impact fee. We are immensely proud of the collective work that led to this new policy, which will leverage millions of dollars to...
Esther Robert sits at her kitchen table at home in West Sacramento. Photo credit: Rockwell Creative
Bianca Taylor Headshot
03/01/2016
Affordable housing" is a term we hear every day, in the news and in our neighborhoods. And while there are technical definitions that specify what makes a unit affordable based on income level,...
Shannon Tracey Headshot
02/19/2016
At TransForm, we believe that transportation can help solve two of the biggest crises we face today: social inequality and climate change.  Chipping away at these huge problems is often a slow...

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