Contra Costa Housing Update and Call to Action

In this post:

  • Upcoming Contra Costa Housing Town Halls – save the date(s)!
  • Call to Action: Contact your state legislators today about SB 2 and SB 3
  • Regional housing webinar on Sept. 15


Ensuring Opportunity and the Multi-Faith ACTION Coalition will co-host five regional Housing Town Halls in September and October. Every member of the County Board of Supervisors has committed to hosting a Housing Town Hall in their district.

Everyone who lives, works or has an interest in a particular region of the county is warmly welcome to attend the Town Halls. Our goal is to share information about the scope of the housing crisis countywide and in each district, and to learn from residents how they are affected by the crisis and which solutions will most help their local community.

Please join us and add your voice to the conversation! Please invite your colleagues, friends and neighbors as well. All Town Hall events are on Saturday mornings from 9:30-noon. We’ll share additional information on event locations once confirmed.

Town Hall dates:

September 23 in Antioch (co-hosted by Supervisor Diane Burgis, District 3)

September 30 in Richmond (co-hosted by Supervisor John Gioia, District 1)

October 14 in Alamo (co-hosted by Supervisor Candace Andersen, District 2), at the San Ramon Valley United Methodist Church

October 21, in Martinez (Co-hosted by Supervisor Federal Glover, District 5)

October 28 in Concord (co-hosted by Supervisor Karen Mitchoff, District 4)


Before the summer recess began, the Governor and Legislative Leadership announced a new housing package that would include much-needed new funding for affordable housing.

Here are two bills that need your support TODAY.

SB 2: Building Homes and Jobs Act

Senate Bill 2 creates a permanent source of funding for affordable housing development by imposing a $75 fee on real estate transaction documents, excluding residential and commercial property sales. To learn more about this bill, read Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California’s (NPH) Fact Sheet. 

SB 3: Affordable Housing Bond Act

Senate Bill 3 would place a $3 billion statewide general obligation bond for affordable housing on the November 2018 ballot. The bond will fund existing and successful affordable housing programs in California, including Multifamily Housing, CalHome, and Local Housing Trust Fund Matching Grant, with the intent of addressing the housing stock shortage. Please contact your state legislator to ask them to support funding for affordable housing by voting YES on SB 2 and SB 3.

Take action now by clicking HERE.


September 15, 10:00-11:30 AM

Non-Profit Housing of Northern California (NPH) and Rise Together’s Power of 9 Housing Committee are organizing a 90-minute webinar on September 15 to discuss challenges and opportunities in addressing the affordable housing crisis in the Bay Area. The webinar is free. Register HERE.

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