Over the course of the pandemic, the County of Marin and various cities and towns created eviction moratorium policies to provide much-needed stability for renters across our community. While many renters continue to struggle with the devastating economic impact of the pandemic, the moratoria policies came to an end on September 30th. Through the provision of direct services and advocacy, Community Action Marin and our partner agencies are advancing housing justice locally.
Approximately one-third of Marin residents are renters, a percentage which is much higher in communities like the Canal, Southern Marin, and Central Novato. Rents are rising in Marin and throughout the region and people with low-incomes, Latino, Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) residents, and people with disabilities are disproportionately impacted by the current housing crisis. When people lose housing, the instability created has negative ripple effects for children and families, as well as employers and our local social fabric and economy.
Community Action Marin has been an active proponent of eviction moratorium and other tenant protection policies. Working in partnership with Canal Alliance, Legal Aid of Marin, and North Marin Community Services, we organized over a dozen local agencies to support the eviction moratorium extensions across the county and also published a Marin Voice piece in support. Click here to read what was written.
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Community Action Marin can help with housing deposits and navigation. We can also help low-income Marin County residents and landlords apply to receive rental assistance for back rent due between April 1, 2020 through the present. Click the button below to learn more.