The goal of Great Communities Collaborative is to ensure that the San Francisco Bay Area is made up of healthy, thriving neighborhoods that are affordable to all and linked to regional employment opportunities by a premier transit network. In order to realize this goal, GCC engages at the regional level through policy and planning to direct growth towards our cities and along our regional transit systems.
At the local level, GCC helps shape policy and plans by working with local leaders and community members to ensure that affordable housing, community-serving retail, and services like child care centers, grocery stores, and health clinics—the “must haves” for development that puts people first—locate and thrive near transit.
Once good, community-supported plans are in place, getting sustainable and equitable development projects off the ground involves complex planning and large-scale coordination and financing. GCC catalyzes financial solutions to see projects through to the finish line.