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.


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What Makes a Great Community?

Great News, April 18, 2017

What makes a great community? The Great Communities Collaborative (GCC) often answers that question by talking about places where families can afford a safe and healthy home, where it’s easy to get to work, to the grocery store, to the park, without having to own a car, or by taking transit, by walking, by biking. […..]

Transit Agencies in California Take on Affordable Housing

Great News, October 4, 2016

In August and September of 2016, former GCC IO Geeta Rao authored two Shelterforce articles highlighting the rationale and role of California transit agencies taking nuanced approaches to addressing equity and sustainability through a housing lens. Read these in-depth articles here (A New Paradigm for California Transit: Equity, Sustainability, and Housing) and here (California Transit […..]

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.