Webcor is joining forces with Urban Vision Alliance, (UVA), a new coalition of 32 businesses, community leaders, and organizations to develop collaborative solutions to help address San Francisco’s homeless epidemic. Webcor joins the Alliance announced yesterday as a partner committed to dedicating time and resources, including pro bono and discounted services, that are part of a cost-effective approach to building large-scale housing projects with integrated wrap-around services.
Urban Vision Alliance’s collective impact model and technology platform is designed to help cities, such as San Francisco, more easily form broad alliances to collaborate on cost-effective plans for all housing types such as emergency shelters, interim supportive, permanent supportive, and affordable housing. UVA also facilitates partnerships to integrate critical wrap-around services that result in a better experience and improved outcomes for more people at a lower cost.
“Webcor is proud to be among the first companies to partner with Urban Vision Alliance, whose mission to support those experiencing homelessness in a humane, cost-efficient, and effective manner aligns perfectly with our core value of Community,” says Matt Reece, Webcor Sr. Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Chief Administrative Officer. “As a major San Francisco Bay Area builder, we strongly believe we can effect positive change for those in need within the communities we serve.”
For Urban Vision Alliance’s first initiatives, the organization is supporting The Salvation Army’s ‘The Way Out’ program and several DignityMoves projects. To date, UVA partners have collectively offered to provide $7.8M in pro bono and discounted services to UVA partner projects--a portion of which has already been delivered.
“Urban Vision Alliance is taking a new and innovative approach to addressing this critical issue,” said Scott Wiener, California State Senator. “It is exactly the type of community initiative we need to help achieve the important goal of ending street homelessness.”
"When communities collaborate, solving street homelessness is possible.” said Gabriel Baldinucci, co-founder and CEO of Urban Vision Alliance. “Urban Vision Alliance was formed to bring together the land, capital, and expertise to address street homelessness--first in San Francisco, and ultimately, in cities across the country. We are thrilled to have Webcor join this critical initiative, and we are grateful for the significant commitment of time and resources they have pledged to UVA and our partners.” added Baldinucci.
Webcor is a premier provider of commercial construction services, known for its innovative and efficient approach, wide range of experience, cost-effective design-build methodology, skill in concrete construction, and expertise in building landmark projects. Webcor's mission is to build structures of superior quality with integrity, continuously improve its processes by employing the best talent in the industry, and add social and economic value to its communities. Founded in 1971 and repeatedly honored as one of the Bay Area’s Best Places to Work, Webcor has offices throughout the state in San Francisco, Alameda, San Jose, Los Angeles, and San Diego. More information is available on the Webcor website and on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
About Urban Vision Alliance (UVA)
Urban Vision Alliance (UVA) is a San Francisco-based civic and technology nonprofit founded in 2019. The organization is dedicated to eliminating street homelessness by building broad private-public coalitions to cooperate on large-scale citywide plans. To date, UVA is an alliance of 32 organizations and growing, including real estate firms, nonprofits, and corporations such as: Back on My Feet, DCI Engineers, DignityMoves, Gensler, Gomez Vazquez International, Goodwin, Nextdoor, RescueSF, The Salvation Army, and Webcor among others.
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Shel Holtz, Sr. Director, Communications
MSR Communications for Urban Vision Alliance