2017 Contra Costa Housing

HOUSING TOWN HALL FINDINGS More than 150 residents, elected officials, housing developers and advocates came together in five separate Housing Town Halls this fall, co-sponsored by Ensuring Opportunity and the Multi-Faith ACTION Coalition, to discuss the impact of the affordable…

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The Ensuring Opportunity Campaign  is a collaborative effort to end poverty in Contra Costa County by addressing structural causes at the policy level. We believe direct services are essential to addressing the impact of poverty but that services alone are not enough to…

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    It is time for Contra Costa County communities to unite to ensure a just, vibrant, and compassionate quality of life for all of our residents. Ending poverty in Contra Costa can only happen when we take action! Join…

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Housing Town Hall Findings

Residents speak up: more affordable options, housing with services, tenant protections urgently needed More than 150 residents, elected officials, housing developers and advocates came together in five separate Housing Town Halls this fall, co-sponsored by Ensuring Opportunity and the Multi-Faith…

Join us on September 30 in Richmond for a Housing Town Hall!

Join us on September 30 in Richmond to learn more about what we can do, together, to create a community that everyone can call home. Our goal is to share information about the scope of the housing crisis countywide and…

Act Today! Our Health Care is at Risk, Again

The new legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will mean millions of Americans may lose their coverage. Medicaid coverage for seniors, children, adults, and people with disabilities will be cut and capped, and people with pre-existing…

What – and whom – should our next District Attorney stand for?

What – and whom – should our next District Attorney stand for? The county’s choice of a new District Attorney can help end local poverty … or make it worse By Mariana Moore Ensuring Opportunity Campaign Director Following the resignation…

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Ensuring Opportunity Blog: Aligning our advocacy work with our values

By Zuleika Godinez, Ensuring Opportunity Campaign I recently attended the national YIMBYTown conference in Oakland to learn more about what policies Yes In My Back Yard (YIMBY) housing advocates are supporting. While I learned lots of useful information about the housing…

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Ensuring Opportunity Blog: Fact: The solution to homelessness is housing

By Lavonna Martin, MPH, MPA, guest contributor The ways in which communities across the country have addressed the complexity of homelessness over the past few decades is indeed varied, with mixed outcomes.  In my more than twenty years of working…

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