The Bay Area’s homeless population grew 9% since 2020 and is today the third largest concentration of homeless people in the U.S. Furthermore, the Bay Area’s failure to scale its inventory of emergency shelters has created the least sheltered homeless population in the U.S., even when compared with regions that have larger per-capita homeless populations. The Bay Area Council’s Committee on Homelessness brings together diverse regional leaders in business, government, and the non-profit sectors to influence policies aimed at finding scalable solutions to this intergenerational challenge.
- Sponsor legislation to speed shelter construction.
- Sponsor legislation to strengthen Housing Element shelter requirements.
- Boost regional coordination between cities and counties.
- Expand AssistHub, an online portal that helps community members find and access public benefits, region-wide.
The Homelessness Committee is open to Bay Area Council members. Upcoming committee meetings can be found on the Council’s calendar of events.
To engage in our legislative advocacy efforts or receive our Housing the Homeless newsletter contact Vice President Adrian Covert (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Homelessness Committee Co-Chairs
Tomiquia Moss, Founder and Chief Executive, AllHome
Rob Schiff, Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company
Anu Natarajan, Housing Initiative Lead, Meta
SB 634 Opportunity Housing: use by right: building standards
Author: Becker (San Mateo)
Would streamline the installation of temporary, modular housing or “opportunity homes” on vacant land, providing immediate shelter for thousands of unsheltered homeless individuals.