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Inclusion, Community and Equity Conference April 5, 2017

Fair Housing Advocates of Northern California have announced their upcoming conference:  Inclusion, Community and Equity:  Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing in and Adverse Climate. Please see below and plan to attend.

March 23rd, 2017|Featured, MEHC Says|

Oma Village, Victory Village, Lourdes Convent, & FHA

Families move in! Great news! Families have begun moving into Oma Village, a community of 14 small rental homes in Novato. Developed and managed by Homeward Bound, these green, affordable apartments offer children’s services, including a homework club, a room for tutoring, and activities for families in the community building. Fixed, affordable rents will allow [...]

February 15th, 2017|Featured, MEHC Says|

Need Proof?

Rents are out of Sight Our service community, the people we see every day, the people who make our lives work, by and large don't make enough money to live in our community. Consider our kids' teachers and classroom aides, our hairdressers, dog walkers, babysitters and gardeners, paramedics, restaurant workers, administrative assistants and receptionists. What [...]

November 15th, 2016|Featured, MEHC Says|

County Adopts Fair Housing Ordinance!

THANKS FOR YOUR RESPONSE TO OUR ACTION ALERT regarding the Fair Housing Ordinance! There is a subtle form of housing discrimination that goes on in Marin County: refusing to rent to a would-be tenant who holds a Section 8 voucher. On November 8 the Marin Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to bar this kind of [...]

November 9th, 2016|Featured, MEHC Says|

FOCUS: Elections matter!

10 reasons to VOTE for a County Supervisor who supports environmentally friendly affordable housing... Almost 27,000lower-income Marin households spend more than 30% of their income on housing. The single largest source ofgreenhouse gas emissions is transportation. Our lack of affordable housing is a major factor. 68,000 people commute from other counties to work lower-wage jobs in Marin because they can't afford to [...]

June 1st, 2016|Featured, MEHC Says|

FOCUS: Economic Impacts

The lack of affordable housing costs everyone The majority of Marin's workforce commutes from other counties to work in lower-wage service jobs...which are the fastest-growing sector of Marin's labor market.  Why do 68,000 people endure the cost, time, and stress of long commutes? Most cannot afford to live close to where they work. Maybe you think that it [...]

May 25th, 2016|Featured, MEHC Says|

FOCUS: The Traffic Situation

Is housing a problem? Or a solution? jobs not housing cause traffic Does your candidate think that housing is part of the traffic problem, or part of the solution? Traffic is getting worse and worse. What are the candidates for the Marin Board of Supervisors going to do about it? 62% of the people who [...]

May 21st, 2016|Featured, MEHC Says|

FOCUS:  Exclusion by policy

What's the justice issue in housing? When you vote on June 7 or by mail for the Board of Supervisors, think about this: does the candidate stand for JUSTICE or "just us"? The candidate’s position on housing will tell you a lot. WHAT'S THE JUSTICE ISSUE IN HOUSING? The majority of people who work in [...]

May 12th, 2016|Featured, MEHC Says|

FOCUS: Service workers

We can't really live without them The majority of Marin's workforce doesn't live here. It costs too much. What do Marin workers do? How much do they earn? Service businesses are the main industries and the fastest-growing segment of Marin’s economy-- guest and food services, retail, education, health care, social assistance, and others. The average salaries in [...]

April 27th, 2016|Featured, MEHC Says|

FOCUS: Where does Marin’s workforce live?

Housing doesn’t generate traffic, jobs do Almost 5,000 people commute from Solano County into Marin for work. Over 15,000 come from Sonoma County, and 2,300 from Sacramento. In 2014 there were around 110,000 jobs in Marin. Almost 2/3 of this workforce – 68,000 people – commuted here from other counties*. Roughly 35,000 in-commuters travel at least 50 [...]

April 12th, 2016|Featured, MEHC Says|