2017 Contra Costa Housing Forum

Thank you to all of you who attended Ensuring Opportunity’s Contra Costa Housing Forum last week. Sign up for our email list to receive updates on our work and opportunities for immediate and continued engagement at the state, regional and…

Overview

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…

Ensuring Opportunity Updates

Call to Action: Support SB 2 and AB 71

Thank you to all of you who attended Ensuring Opportunity’s Contra Costa Housing Forum earlier this week. As you heard, Tuesday’s convening was just the start of a much broader affordable housing strategy for Contra Costa. Whether or not you…

Ensuring Opportunity Campaign Endorses SB 54 and Local Sanctuary Policies

Ensuring Opportunity Campaign has heard from many partners that the national immigration policy changes are causing many Contra Costa residents to withdraw from the community and to live in fear. These federal actions threaten the safety of local children and…

Contra Costa Health Care Town Hall: Saturday, February 4, 2017 in Bay Point

We will be hosting a second town hall THIS SATURDAY, February 4th 2017 at the Restoration Church in Bay Point from 10am to 12pm. Join us for another important discussion about defending health care as a human right with Rep….

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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Ensuring Opportunity Campaign Blog: Contra Costa Resident Shares Her Housing Story

(English version after Spanish) Por Dolores Ramos Tuvimos que dejar nuestra última casa por culpa del propietario. Nos acusó de mala conducta. No creo que hicimos nada malo y siempre pagamos nuestro alquiler a tiempo, pero el propietario nos dijo…

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Ensuring Opportunity Campaign Blog: Why Housing Matters for East Bay Employers

By Kristin Connelly, Guest contributor from the East Bay Leadership Council The East Bay is an amazing place to live. Unfortunately, too many residents fear growth will impact their quality of life and say “not in my backyard.” These residents…

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