A special blue-ribbon task force, headed by Alan L. Stein, decided on a practical approach. Instead of conducting more studies, their vision was an organization that could actually build quality affordable housing at a large scale – not just hundreds, but thousands of homes within reach of the Bay Area's low- and moderate-income residents. The Task Force selected Rick Holliday and Don Terner to lead the organization and implement the ambitious vision.
BRIDGE has shown what can be done with clear vision, the right leadership, and a strong base of community support. Our accomplishments to date have surpassed even the ambitious hopes of its founders. Beyond creating homes, BRIDGE is building and revitalizing communities often on a large scale. Our vision continues to be realized, building by building, year after year. Over two decades, those increments add up to a significant impact throughout the state. And for BRIDGE, this is only the beginning.