Employment, Housing and the Bay Area's Prison Re-Entry Population
In 2014, California voters approved Proposition 47 which changed the classification of many non-violent crimes from felonies to misdemeanors. This allowed many Californians with criminal records to gain a fresh start. But there are still many formerly incarcerated residents of the Bay Area — records expunged or no — who are struggling to find stable housing and employment despite the region’s fast-growing economy. What policy changes are needed to support re-entry and how can tech play a role? Hosted in partnership with Uber.
Save the Date: Dec. 7th, Holiday Party
Join us for a celebration of TechEquity’s first year! We’ll be partnering with local vendors to host this holiday bash to say thanks to our members and highlight the impact we made this year.
National Day of Civic Hacking
On September 23rd, thousands of people from across the United States will come together for National Day of Civic Hacking (NDoCH). It is an annual day of action to convene civic hackers, government staff, developers, community organizers, coders, bureaucrats, data scientists, journalists, user experience designers and anyone with the passion to make our city services better. San Francisco, Oakland, and San Jose are all hosting events. Join one and get your civic hacking on!
How Transit Impacts the Housing Crisis
Two facts that stuck in my mind: 70% of jobs in the Bay Area aren’t located within walking distance of a transit stop, and that number hasn’t changed in ten years; and there are almost 30 different transit agencies operating independently in the Bay Area …
The Missing Middle
Last Wednesday, Alex Lofton, Head of Growth and Co-founder of Landed moderated a discussion that helped clarify what the Bay Area’s housing crisis means for the middle class and highlight potential policy solutions for a segment of the population that is being priced out of the region but doesn’t qualify for affordable housing…
Equipping the 21st Century Workforce
Last Thursday we gathered at The Port Workspaces in Oakland to talk about what it means to equip job ready adults in a 21st century economy. Our panelists made it loud and clear that it’s time to focus on capabilities and not qualifications…
The Political Dynamics of Housing
We spent the evening digging into housing policy, funding for affordable housing, financing development, and providing some historical context for how this crisis came to be. Check out the recap on our blog which includes some additional resources on housing!