Welcome to the Bay Area Equity Atlas, a comprehensive data support system to track the state of equity across the region and inform solutions for inclusive prosperity.
Our most recent analysis reveals that nearly half of low-income renters in the Bay Area live in communities without robust tenant protections. As cities and counties disperse American Rescue Plan resources, they should target their efforts on these communities to support those most impacted by the pandemic and ongoing housing affordability crisis.
Testifying in support of just cause eviction protections before city council. Talking with your neighbors about the need for transit investment. Building a coalition to address the jobs-housing imbalance in the region. Community leaders from San Jose to Concord are using Bay Area Equity Atlas data to power their campaigns.
“ For me, as a mom, it was very positive my children didn’t have to move constantly.”
Rent control has allowed Evangelina Lara and her family to live in the same apartment in Oakland's San Antonio neighborhood for 20 years. Recently, a large corporation bought the building and sought to evict all the tenants by illegally raising the rent and then flipping their units. Using protections under the rent control law, with support from Causa Justa :: Just Cause, Evangelina and her neighbors successfully fought the rent increases and were able to maintain their affordable rents and stay in the city.
Photo: Felix Uribe