About This Project
This Renter Protections Storybook is a collaborative project of Shift the Bay’s 2022-23 Table Member
Organizations and Renter Protections Subcommittee, including: Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California (NPH), San Francisco Foundation, Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment Action (ACCE), Bay Rising, North Bay Organizing Project (NBOP), Monument Impact, Public Advocates, Urban Habitat, and Working Partnerships USA (WPUSA).
Storytelling is one of the most compelling tools we have to illustrate the power of overly-complicated or abstract housing policies — putting people and their homes front and center. From the experience of navigating injustice to making change happen in unlikely places, this Renter Protections Storybook highlights three human-centered stories that demonstrate why our ability to thrive depends on the stability, health, and safety of our homes. The goal of this storybook is to help advocates, decisionmakers, and the media better communicate what’s at stake for our communities, and how housing solutions can benefit all of us. These are just a few of the 8 million stories about homes in the Bay Area, and what it means for everybody to have a safe, stable place to call home.