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As of 2023, the Affordability Task Force has completed their work as associated with the university's long range vision.

The Task Force gathered extensive community input between 2018 and 2020. Their focus was to learn more about regional affordability challenges and their impact on those of us living in the Bay Area. As a result of the Task Force work, new programs and services were implemented between 2020 and 2022. 

The Task Force was composed of over 70 members, and their work included conducting a comprehensive community survey, holding focus groups, and significant work to analyze results to develop a set of recommendations.





  • A new series of affordability initiatives for staff, faculty, graduate students and postdoctoral scholars announced
  • New programs launched for postdoctoral scholars and staff
  • Due to the pandemic, currently aligning previous recommendations to evolving needs as the university progresses with long-term recovery efforts
  • Expansion of dependent care support
  • Recommendations prioritized and prepared for submission
  • Discussion of final recommendations and leadership groups
  • Due to global pandemic, initiatives generally on hold; however, some initiatives moving forward as decisions about funding and priorities are made
  • Assessments conducted with faculty, academic staff, staff, and postdocs
  • Potential solutions developed and analysis conducted based on stakeholder group input

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