Public Land Resource Library

Through collaboration, advocacy, and grantmaking, GCC amplifies community-based solutions to a regional frame to solve the Bay Area’s housing, transportation and climate challenges.

Our Public Land Working Group engages non-profit advocates, organizing groups, and technical providers who are working on public land campaigns, research, and policy implementation. Wwork towards increasing awareness of public lands as a community preservation and affordable housing tool in the regional political consciousness. 

GCC and the Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California co-chair the Public Lands Working Group and the Working Group consists of representatives from the following organizations: East Bay Housing Organizations, Enterprise Community Partners, Housing Leadership Council of San Mateo County, Monument Impact, North Bay Organizing Project, Public Advocates, Public Interest Law Project, Urban Habitat, Richmond LAND, and Working Partnerships USA.

The Public Land Resource Library is a collection of factsheets, articles and tools available to the public.

The Surplus Land Act ProcessFlowchart by Public Advocates, Public Interest Law Project, and EBHO (2021)

Surplus Land Act Affordable Housing FAQ by Jeff Levin (EBHO), Mike Rawson (PILP), and the Public Land Working Group (2021)

“Community Land Trusts as Stewards of Public Land” by Francesca Zepeda, Leo Goldberg, and Nicole Montojo (2022)

Understanding the Surplus Land Act and AB 1486by Jeff Levin (EBHO) and Mike Rawson (PILP)

Workforce and Affordable Housing Opportunities on Public Landsby the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (includes 2018 Action Plan and interactive mapping of public lands in the 9-County Bay Area)

AB 1486 Legislative Fact Sheet” by Assemblymember Ting

Inventory of Excess Land” by Departments of General Services (DGS) and Housing and Community Development (HCD) – includes searchable GIS map, pursuant to Governor Newsom’s EO N-06-19.

Prioritizing Publicly-Owned Lands as a Critical Resource For Affordable HousingRecommendations From GCC Public Lands Working Group to CASA

Public Lands Memo – Implications as a Result of Local Passage of Surplus Land Act Resolutions and Adoption of PDA Investment by Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California

El Cerrito Mayfair Site: A Case Study in Cities Leveraging their Land and the Market for Affordable Housing by GCC

Surplus Land Checklist by Public Advocates

Redevelopment Succession:  A Land Asset Cheat Sheet for California Advocates by East Bay Housing Organizations and The Public Interest Law Project

What Happened to Redevelopment Land? A Step-by-Step Guide to Finding Your City’s Remaining RDA Property by GCC

Housing Policy and Data Explorer by Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG)

Funding Affordable Housing Near Transit in the Bay Area Region.” by Strategic Economics and NDC for GCC.

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