Principles + Partners

Great Communities Collaborative Equitable and Sustainable Communities Principles

The GCC Equitable and Sustainable Communities Principles are a values statement designed to ground the GCC network in a way that centers low-income communities and communities of color. We believe that equitable and sustainable communities are defined by the inclusion of: affordable housing, transit, community driven land uses and the centering of low income communities and communities of color such that they can stay in place and thrive in the face of economic and climate pressures. See here for the full document.

GCC Partners include regional policy leaders, community groups, businesses, local and regional government agencies, and funders. These leaders and experts lend their knowledge to the creation of sustainable and equitable policies and plans that work toward the common agenda of creating Great Communities.


Causa Justa Just Cause (CJJC)


Community Council of Housing Organizations (CCHO) 

East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable Economy (EBASE)

East Bay Housing Organizations (EBHO) 

Enterprise Community Partners 

Greenbelt Alliance 

Housing Leadership Council of San Mateo County (HLCSM)

Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California (NPH)

Public Advocates  

The Public Interest Law Project


Urban Habitat 

Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA)


Alliance for Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE) 

Asian Pacific Environmental Network (APEN 

Bay Area Metro 

Bay Area Regional Health Inequities Initiative (BARHII) 

Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) 

East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation (EBALDC) 

Faith in Action Bay Area 

Greenlining Institute 

Low Income Investment Fund (LIIF) 

Monument Impact 

Movement Strategy Center (MSC)

North Bay Organizing Project (NBOP)

Regional Tenant Organizing Network (RTO) 

Resilient by Design (RBD)

Resilient Communities Initiative 

Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) 


Working Partnerships USA (WPUSA) 


Accountable Development Coalition 

Alameda Renters Coalition  

Asian Health Services 

Bay Area Air Quality Management District 

Congregations Organizing for Renewal 

Conservation Action Fund for Education 

Contra Costa Interfaith Supporting Community Organization 

Filipino Community Center  

Friends of Caltrain 

Greater Richmond Interfaith Program 

La Clinica 

Livable Berkeley 

Local Government Commission  

Metropolitan Transportation Commission 

Mission Community Market 

Oakland Community Organizations 

Peninsula Interfaith Action 

Reconnecting America 


San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission 

San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association  

San Mateo County Union and Community Alliance 

Satellite Affordable Housing Associates  

Silicon Valley Leadership Group 

Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition 

Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation 

Sonoma County Conservation Action 


Sunnyvale Cool Cities 

Urban Land Institute San Francisco 

Youth United for Community Action 

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Working with other metro regions and our partner TOD collaboratives across the country is a fantastic way to share best practices and lessons learned, and to continue to grow together as a field. Here are just a few of the many growing TOD collaboratives active around the country today:

GCC looks forward to expanding our relationships and partnership with other collaboratives into the future.

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