Ensuring Opportunity

Monthly Archives: June 2017


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…

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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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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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