In 2010, Urban Habitat co-founded 6 Wins for Social Equity Network (6 Wins) at a pivotal political moment to ensure that regional planning decisions and investments are shaped by the voices and needs of those most impacted by policy decisions in the Bay Area.
The 6 Wins is the only regional advocacy coalition which works together to ensure that the Bay Area’s transit, housing, jobs, and climate policies break the patterns of segregation, sprawl, and pollution that have disadvantaged low-income communities and communities of color for generations. 6 Wins is made up of the following social justice, faith, public health, and environmental organizations:
- Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE)
- Asian Pacific Environmental Network (APEN)
- Breakthrough Communities
- California Walks
- Causa Justa::Just Cause
- Council of Community Housing Organizations (CCHO)
- Center for Sustainable Neighborhoods
- East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable Economy (EBASE)
- East Bay Housing Organizations (EBHO)
- Housing Leadership Council of San Mateo County (HLCSMC)
- North Bay Organizing Project
- Public Advocates
- Regional Asthma Management and Prevention (RAMP)
- Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment
- Faith in Action
- San Mateo Community Union Community Alliance (SMCUCA)
- Sunflower Alliance
- Urban Habitat
- Working Partnerships USA
- Regional Tenants Organizing Network
- Frequent, reliable and affordable bus service provides us access to education, employment, health care, and other critical opportunities, plus free youth bus passes.
- Affordable housing in areas including suburbs and near transit will give low-income communities access to more jobs, good schools, and healthy neighborhoods.
- Investment without displacement ensures that transportation projects serve existing low-income communities, rather than uprooting them from their homes.
- Quality jobs in communities struggling with high unemployment and low-wages will provide future prosperity for those most in need.
- Healthy and safe communities can bring relief to the health of families living next to busy freeways, ports and oil refineries. Transportation investment must not, as in the past, provide all the benefits to affluent communities while pollution and other burdens fall on low-income families.
- Community power for low-income communities of color in decision-making processes will ensure that investments and regional planning serve the needs of these communities.
In July of 2017, MTC and ABAG approved Plan Bay Area 2040 with an accompanying Action Plan which includes our anti-displacement policy priorities. The Action Plan is the result of a multi-year organizing campaign led by a collaboration between 6 Wins, Non-Profit Housing Association of California, and Greenbelt Alliance that pushed MTC and ABAG to advance a plan that invests in tenant protections, affordable housing, good jobs, and a healthier environment.
- 08/22/2017 Achieving an Equitable Regional Plan Together
- 05/26/2017 - MTC and ABAG, Put "Action" in the Action Plan
- 08/17/2016 Holding MTC Accountable and Winning Anti-Displacement Policies
- 7/21/2016 MTC, End Mass Displacement Petition
- 6/2/2016 Race and Regionalism: How MTC is Failing the Bay Area