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United Way Bay Area supports 24 housing organizations in the region with grants in honor of Affordable Housing Month

MEDIA CONTACT: Blake Case (601) 832-6079 blake@emccommunications.com San Francisco, May 22, 2024 – United Way Bay Area (UWBA), a group mobilizing the Bay Area to…

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Owning the Dream

“There was nothing in my origin story to support that desire, I just knew that I was tired of the uncertainty of being a renter.”–…

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New research: Bay Area residents face persistent housing crisis, with additional needs varying by county and race

MEDIA CONTACT: Blake Case (601) 832-6079 blake@emccommunications.com San Francisco, May 9, 2024 — United Way Bay Area — one of the most respected and highly…

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3 Key Reasons SparkPoint™ Works

In a recent convening with key SparkPoint™ stakeholders, United Way Bay Area (UWBA) debuted key findings from a comprehensive study on the program./ The studyshed…

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One-on-One with 211

Imagine finding yourself facing an unforeseen crisis, and with limited options, you might pick up a phone and dial three little numbers – 2-1-1, hoping…

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United Way Bay Area Commences Search for Next CEO

San Francisco, March 22, 2024–Today, United Way Bay Area, one of the most respected and highly effective philanthropic organizations fighting poverty in the region, announced…

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United Way Bay Area opens new SparkPoint program at San Francisco State University

MEDIA CONTACT: Blake Case (601) 832-6079 blake@emccommunications.com San Francisco, March 19, 2024–Leaders with United Way Bay Area (UWBA) were joined today by San Francisco Supervisor…

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5 Ways Whole Communities Can Benefit from Affordable Housing

Replacing Myth with Tangible Benefit   By Karen Nemsick, Director, Housing Justice Initiative   There is the myth that affordable housing brings down the value…

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Reflections and Appreciations – A Message from UWBA CEO Kevin Zwick

By: Kevin ZwickCEO, United Way Bay Area I remember it vividly – it was the first week of March 2020, and shelter-in-place orders were just…

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Calls and texts to United Way Bay Area for assistance on its 211 helpline over the prior 90-day period highlight a persistent need for resources, with call and text volumes consistently exceeding pre-pandemic levels

MEDIA CONTACT: Blake Case (601) 832-6079 blake@emccommunications.com San Francisco, February 5, 2024 — Today, United Way Bay Area — one of the most respected and…

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