The San Francisco Foundation (TSFF) awarded ONTRACK Program Resources (ONTRACK) a $75,000 grant to address the housing crisis. The theme of this grant was “Stay in the Bay”. With this grant, we partnered with Bay Area advocates, coalitions and engaged the community in bringing notable attention to this problem that is causing much adversity in the lives of many Bay area residents. ONTRACK partnered with TSFF for three years to uncover the complex layers of housing displacement for African Americans in three primary communities (San Francisco, Oakland, and Richmond).
- Conduct outreach to raise awareness of and support for initiatives and programs that reduce housing displacement for African Americans in (San Francisco, Oakland, Richmond).
- Produce a minimum of six (6) collaborative “Stay in the Bay” community pop up events at CBO’s such as Greenlining Institute, Richmond Progressive Alliance and Bethel AME Church that utilize art, history and culture as community organizing/social change strategy.
- Identify and collaborate with housing displacement advocate organizations, community service providers and social justice advocates to participate in outreach and establish vendor booths at pop-up events.
- Disseminate affordable housing information; encourage sign-ups for financial/housing education programs, transition services, and voter education information related to housing.
- Leadership development support to six (6) Community Organizers who are knowledgeable, trained and prepared to mobilize African Americans in their communities to increase affordable housing and strengthen anti-displacement policies and practices for low income Bay Area residents.
- Produce a concept paper & action plan for Communities Planning & Design. This educational tool will focus on educating residents and community organizers on long-term policy strategies on sustainable urban planning for affordable housing and urban agriculture.
- Community partners to host outreach/pop up events.