Stable housing is essential for our health and well-being. This truth was recognized when crucial COVID-19 pandemic-related eviction protections were put in place, preventing 186,000 COVID-19 cases and 6,000 deaths in California by late 2020.
California’s statewide emergency eviction moratorium is set to expire on September 30th, with more than 750,000 Californian’s still behind on rent. Many households still face a tenuous future as the pandemic continues to claim lives, increase debts, and threaten livelihoods—especially Black, Indigenous, Latinx, and Pacific Islander communities who have faced persistent discrimination, housing instability and health inequities. A wave of evictions will harm our entire region and economy—not just those forced from their homes.
Join us to learn how philanthropy can support communities across the Bay Area to prepare for the September 30th eviction cliff and the end of foreclosure protections. During the briefing, we’ll share eight essential actions Bay Area agencies can take to prepare for the eviction cliff, and share recommendations for philanthropy from community organizers, legal assistance organizations, service and referral providers, and public health experts on what philanthropy can do to keep the Bay Area housed and support an equitable recovery for our region.
- Lupe Arreola, Executive Director, Tenants Together
- Christa Brown, Senior Program Officer, Policy Advocacy, San Francisco Foundation
- Will Dominie, Impact Manager for Housing Affordability and Equitable Development, Bay Area Regional Health Inequities Initiative
- Daryel Dunston, Senior Director, Place Pathway, San Francisco Foundation
- Melissa Jones, Executive Director, Bay Area Regional Health Inequities Initiative
- Joanne Karchmer, Chief Impact Officer, All Home
- Lorin Kline, Directing Attorney, Legal Aid Association of California
- Meredith Parnell, Director of Volunteer & Conference Services, Vincent de Paul Society of Marin
- Tony Roshan Samara, Program Director of Land Use and Housing, Regional Tenant Organizing Network