A Great Community is Affordable

GCC forges financial solutions so

good ideas get off the ground.

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A Great Community is Healthy

GCC partners fought for a design that promotes

a healthy lifestyle for Pittsburg residents.

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A Great Community is Thriving

GCC partners are working to preserve income

and racial diversity in Silicon Valley.

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A Great Community is Connected

GCC's research is driving transit access that allows

workers to connect to all the Bay Area's opportunities.

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Regional Strategies

Creating a more sustainable Bay Area.

Local Efforts

Mobilizing stakeholders to build complete communities.

Financing Solutions

Moving projects from policy to pavement.



Making Streets into Places in Oakland

News, July 8, 2014

On July 1st, 2014, the Oakland City Council unanimously approved the Broadway Valdez District Specific Plan, which calls for 1,800 new homes—many of which will be affordable to low- and middle-income residents in a time when these families are being priced out of transit-accessible neighborhoods in Oakland. Broadway Valdez has been a place of long term [.....]

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Warm Springs TOD offers breaks to developers, and community members too?


By Allison Lasser, Executive Director of Congregations Organizing for Renewal (COR) On July 1st, Fremont’s Planning Commission took an important step towards approving one of the Bay Area’s largest sites of undeveloped industrial land by passing a revised Community Plan and Environmental Impact Review for Warm Springs. Warm Springs will soon be home to the region’s newest [.....]

Great communities collaborative

Great Communities Collaborative (GCC) is a network of organizations dedicated to creating healthy, thriving, and affordable neighborhoods in the Bay Area, anchored by transit and linked to all the opportunities and amenities that make a good community truly great.

Great Communities Collaborative is an initiative of The San Francisco Foundation.