Bay Area - Virtual | Wednesday, April 12, 2023 | 1:30PM - 3:00PM PT
Host: Northern California Grantmakers
Co-Sponsor: San Francisco Foundation, Funders Together to End Homelessness
Introduction to Pathways to Housing Justice
Having a stable, affordable home impacts our health, ability to find and keep a job, success at school, and connection to our communities. Our whole community does better when everyone has good, safe housing.
Housing justice is also racial justice. Generations of exclusionary policies and institutional racism have created an unjust housing system that falls hardest on Black, Indigenous, and other people of color. Addressing the Bay Area’s housing crisis means taking on the underlying inequities baked into how housing is developed and delivered.
There is a path forward, and it’s not one size fits all. No one sector, city, or county can tackle it alone. We can be proud of the progress we have made over the past few years, building broad coalitions that can secure legislative victories, invest in affordable housing, and support advocacy and power-building work.
Together, we can develop an intersectional approach and thrive in our collaboration for effective solutions. It’s up to all of us to fight for housing justice, and philanthropy has an important role to play as we build a Bay Area that moves all of us forward.
All Roads Lead to Housing
No matter the issue, rising Bay Area housing costs affect everything. People - especially people of color and workers with low wages - must choose between medical care, food, basic living expenses, and housing. Communities are being displaced and face extreme commutes. Stable, affordable housing sits at the intersection of health, economic opportunity, and education. The philanthropic sector has the opportunity to support strategic intersectional approaches that work across issue areas to advance effective solutions.
Join the Northern California Grantmakers as they discuss the connection between housing, and economic opportunity; promising cross-sector projects in the region; and philanthropy's role in advancing an intersectional approach to building a Bay Area that moves all everyone forward.
By joining this webinar, you will learn about:
- How housing intersects with other critical social issues like health, economic opportunity, and education;
- Regional and statewide housing justice policy opportunities; and
- How to get involved in housing advocacy and power-building opportunities.
Madelyn Adams, Senior Director of Community Health, Kaiser Permanente: Madelyn joined Kaiser Permanente in 2012 and is current the senior director of Community Health in the Northern California market. Prior to joining Kaiser Permanente of Georgia, Adams served as the executive director of the Atlanta-based East Lake Foundation and spent 10 years as an executive with Atlanta Journal-Constitution, culminating in the role of vice president of Administration and Diversity. A dedicated volunteer, Adams serves on the Hughes Spalding Hospital Operating Committee for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, the Woodward Academy Board of Governors and the board of trustees of the Jesse Parker Williams Foundation. She is also on the Advisory Board of TechBridge, where she was a founding board member. Adams earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Duke University and a MBA from the Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania.
Pastor Paul Bains, Founder & Chairman, United Hope Builders: As the wealth and opportunity gaps in the Bay Area economy widen and deepen, WeHOPE co-founder and President Pastor Paul Bains is continuing his lifelong commitment by helping the most marginalized individuals and families achieve stability and build toward a more promising future. The work of Pastor Bains, his wife and co-founder Cheryl Bains, and the staff of WeHOPE are widely recognized. He is a fellow of the American Leadership Forum, and in 2016, WeHOPE received one of the first California State Senate Non-Profit of the Year awards. In April of 2022 Pastor Bains and WeHOPE was recognized by the Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce with the Tall Tree Award for “Outstanding Business Professionals” Award.
Rajib Guha, Director of Program Development, James Irvine Foundation: Rajib Guha joined the Irvine Foundation as Director of Program Development in November 2019. His role includes identifying and assessing new opportunities for impact, building cross-sector relationships and partnerships, and engaging internal and external stakeholders on the design and execution of pilot projects and potential new initiatives. Prior to Irvine, Rajib spent six years at the Monitor Institute by Deloitte, where he served as a strategic advisor to a wide range of grantmakers and nonprofits, including New Profit, United Way of New York City, W.K. Kellogg Foundation, ArtPlace America, and City Year.
- Khanh Russo, VP of Policy & Innovation, San Francisco Foundation (moderator)
How to Register
Please RSVP for this event by using the registration button below. This event will last 90 minutes. Registration is through Northern California Grantmakers and is held virtually through Zoom.