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The heart of the housing crisis:
Local residents share stories about their struggles and successes in finding housing they can afford, and offer insights on what solutions they’d like to see in their communities.
What role do housing bonds play in solving the housing crisis?
Housing bonds are in increasingly common tool to create dedicated funding for affordable housing. What can we learn from other Bay Area counties’ housing bond measures? How will our local communities benefit if the November 2018 statewide housing bond ballot measure passes?
What’s working? Promising local strategies for creating communities where everyone has a home
Local cities are exploring innovative ways to expand the supply of housing that is affordable to residents, to protect tenants from unjust rent increases and evictions, and to preserve the supply of low-cost housing units. You’ll be inspired by the promising strategies being used here in our own communities.
What is happening at the state and federal level that will impact the local housing crisis?
The federal government appears intent on reducing funding for affordable housing. In California, in contrast, the Governor signed a strong package of housing bills in 2017, and several promising bills are being introduced this year. Learn how you can support another year of strong housing legislation.
Fireside Chat on Health, Housing and Equity
How does housing fit within the broader arena of community health? What is the link between being safely and affordably housed and achieving overall community well-being? Learn why access to affordable housing is an essential requirement for creating truly equitable communities.
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The Ensuring Opportunity Campaign to End Poverty in Contra Costa advocates for policies that ensure that all residents have the resources they need to support themselves and their families, and have a powerful voice in shaping local political, cultural and economic systems. Visit our website to learn more about how you can partner with us in our policy work.
Zuleika Godinez, Policy Coordinator at Ensuring Opportunity, was featured in a profile published by EAH. Here she shares first hand the benefits of affordable housing and why it is such an important cause for her.