A California Coalition to Protect Single-Family Neighborhoods

April 2, 2022: Citizen’s petition to the City of Livermore asking that the Eden Housing project be relocated so citizens can have and enjoy a large downtown park. Click here for more information and to sign the petition.

Joining Together to Preserve Neighborhoods

United Neighbors is a coalition of neighborhood residential groups throughout California. United Neighbors TriValley is our local branch, representing the cities of Livermore, Pleasanton, Dublin, San Ramon, and Danville.

Our common goal is to protect single-family neighborhoods while supporting affordable and equitable housing for all. The rights of all residents of single-family homes and the rights of people needing affordable housing are bound together, and the solution to our affordable housing crisis requires thoughtful, effective, and rapid-acting legislation.

NEWS UPDATE: March 17, 2022 – California State Auditor released a report describing problems with the Regional Housing Needs Assessments process. Information about the report can be found here.

A rally was held February 12th at the home of an effected homeowner to show how the state’s law changes effect residential neighborhoods. Click here for details and more pictures.

United Neighbors looks forward to working with legislators who will implement valuable community inputs and ideas. We encourage all state legislators to investigate and counteract the false narrative that single-family zoning is the cause of our affordable housing shortage and instead collaboratively solve the real problem – the urgent need for effective funding strategies.

  • Preserve single-family neighborhoods.
  • Protect open spaces and environments.
  • Ensure local control so housing is built in appropriate areas with adequate infrastructure.
  • Create housing in commercial areas and on publicly owned land.
  • Commit Government funding and subsidies to produce affordable housing.

A handful of state legislators continue to craft housing bills that upzone neighborhoods. These would only benefit land speculators and developers by driving up land values, increasing housing costs, and creating more unneeded market-rate housing. In most cases, current zoning, if properly implemented, can provide all needed housing.

United Neighbors encourages legislators to leverage our tax dollars to subsidize affordable housing because the old private-sector model has not provided and will not provide the necessary amount of affordable housing. When our state legislators ask the right questions, they will find the right answers to our affordable housing crisis. Join us to help them get it right!

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Don’t wait until it’s too late!
Single-family neighborhoods are in danger due to powerful real-estate speculators.