The Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society (HIFIS) prepared an analysis of the potential socio-economic impact of the planned Richmond Bay Campus on the surrounding neighborhoods and marginalized communities. This analysis was developed with Richmond community-based organizations Contra Costa Interfaith Supporting Community Organization and Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment, who are supporting the leadership of low-income residents, renters, immigrants, formerly incarcerated residents, and other community members committed to working with the university to ensure that the new campus has an inclusive and broadly beneficial impact.
The HIFIS analysis examines the potential displacement of low-income Richmond residents resulting from increases in rental rates generated by the campus development. We find that such displacement is likely without concerted efforts to leverage the campus’ capacity to support community economic development in impacted communities. The community groups submitted the analysis as part of their comments on the Draft Environmental Impact Report and the Draft Long Range Development Plan for the Richmond Bay Campus.
Read the full analysis: HIFIS Draft EIR Housing Displacement Comment Brief.pdf
For more information on the Haas Institute’s work in Richmond, contact Eli Moore, Project Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.