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United Way Awards $1M in Affordable Housing Grants

United Way Awards $1M in Affordable Housing Grants

United Way Bay Area (UWBA) has awarded grants totaling $1 million to more than 20 Bay Area organizations as part of their inaugural Housing Justice Initiative. The grants will help increase access to stable and affordable housing, address the wealth gap and support organizations engaged in policy advocacy around the issue.

Bay Area housing affordability remains a top concern, as a recent study shows that of the 30,000 affordable housing units needed to keep up with the demand, only 3,600 permits have been issued. The UWBA grants being awarded will support local organizations that are working to make the region livable for all incomes.

Some of the organizations receiving grants include Vallejo’s Urban Habitat, Community Housing Development Corporation, Habitat for Humanity, Homeward Bound of Marin, Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California, Housing Leadership Council of San Mateo and Silicon Valley at Home.

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Mark comes to ConnectCRE with an extensive background as a business and news reporter in San Francisco radio, as well as 35 years as a traffic reporter on several stations including KGO, KNBR, KCBS and KFRC. As a business reporter, Mark covered the tech world in Silicon Valley where he became familiar with real estate transactions in the hot Bay Area marketplace. He attended San Jose State University with a BA in Radio and TV Broadcasting and currently resides in the Lake Tahoe area where he gets to frequently enjoy all of his favorite activities: Golfing, Fishing, Hiking and Skiing.

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