On October 5, 2015, Public Advocates submitted recommendations to the City of Oakland regarding its draft Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice, or AI. As part of their obligations under the federal Fair Housing Act's mandate to "affirmatively further fair housing," jurisdictions that receive federal housing funds must complete an AI that identifies impediments to fair housing and integration, as well as actions to address those impediments.
The “Call for Projects” is the process by which MTC decides how $60 billion in “discretionary revenues” over 25 years will be assigned in its regional transportation plan, due for adoption in 2017. In its response to MTC’s Call for Projects, the 6 Wins Network proposes that MTC create an Underserved Community Benefits Program funded with $2 billion during the first four years of the new Plan. Low-income communities of color across the Bay Area would decide how their share of this funding would be spent in their communities to meet their priority needs.