California Funders Working Group on Gentrification and Displacement
The California Funders Working Group on Gentrification and Displacement (CA FWGGD) is a working group of funders committed to addressing gentrification and displacement issues in California and nationally. It is now moving into a new phase of work that will result in the creation and capitalization of a collaborative fund. The fund is being designed in consultation with community leaders to advance racial and economic equity and community health in California’s cities, with a focus on supporting community-driven policy solutions to the crisis of gentrification and displacement while equalizing voice, influence, and power in the political process from local to statewide levels.
The working group formed out of ad-hoc and informal discussions in 2014-2015 in response to community organizations’ efforts to engage philanthropic leaders more to address the housing crisis. In July 2015, the working group convened a day-long gathering of over 70 funders and field leaders in order to begin to develop a shared analysis of the problems and solutions for gentrification and displacement in California communities. Building from this convening, the CA FWGGD developed an action-oriented learning community of funders and field leaders who have met regularly to share knowledge and better align responses to the crisis.
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