The Big Moves are designed to increase housing and economic security for people with extremely low incomes in the Bay Area. They were developed with an eye to what is needed to meaningfully address homelessness and poverty, what opportunities are emerging, and what promising solutions are already in motion. These proposals are complementary to efforts to rapidly reduce unsheltered homelessness, because we will never end homelessness without addressing its root causes.
Increase housing supply by meeting the Bay Area’s regional targets for 57,000 Extremely Low-Income housing units.
Build a dignified and effective social safety net that recognizes housing as a basic human need.
Design a regional workforce development system to serve people overcoming barriers to employment.
Inspire the Bay Area to value and include people with extremely low incomes as vital members of our communities.
Boost economic and housing security by giving direct financial assistance to the people who need it most.
Pass a regional housing bond and a state constitutional amendment in 2024
ELI funding set aside in local measures
Make Homekey’s CEQA exemption permanent
Permanent state source for operations and services
Address “benefits cliffs” by expanding the California Earned Income Tax Credit
Reimagine the California Renter’s Tax Credit as a monthly housing subsidy for low-income tenants
Implement a multi-stakeholder network – focused on increased employment, job retention, and income
Deliver California’s state tax credits on a monthly basis, laying the groundwork for a future guaranteed income.
Expand the power of existing direct financial assistance
Build awareness of the root causes of homelessness and poverty, and grow support for proven solutions
Empower more people with lived experience to share their personal stories.