NEW WALK-IN HOURS AT OUR MAIN OFFICE. Effective April 22, 2024, our office will be open Tuesdays-Thursdays, 9:30am-4:30pm (closed Mondays and Fridays).
NUEVO HORARIO DE ATENCIÓN EN NUESTRA OFICINA PRINCIPAL. A partir del 22 de abril de 2024, nuestra oficina estará abierta de martes a jueves, de 9:30 a 16:30 (lunes y viernes cerrado).

Increasing Housing

Housing is a human right

Help increase housing stability

Increasing Housing Stability

Housing is foundational for well-being and thriving

Like many communities in California and across the country, Marin County is in the midst of a housing crisis. People of color, people of low-income, seniors, and people with disabilities are bearing the brunt of this crisis and are facing disproportionate hardship and displacement.  


What renters in Marin need to earn (3.5x the state minimum wage) to afford the average monthly rent of $2,806. (Marin County Housing Report, May, 2023)


Percent of households that are considered cost-burdened and spend 30% or more of their income on rent. Another 18% spend more than 50% of income on housing. (Race Counts Report, November 2023)


The percentage of Marin school staffers who cannot afford to rent a studio apartment in the county. (Marin Promise Partnership, December 2022)


Our most recent Community Needs Assessment found that housing was the top concern, with 70% of respondents rating it within their top three issues. Similarly, a needs assessment conducted by County government found housing to be the most important local need identified by residents. 

We can address the housing crisis in Marin  

Through an array of complimentary efforts that prevent homelessness and increase the supply of affordable housing, we can tackle the housing crisis in Marin. Expanding resources for those who are unhoused and strengthening tenant protections will keep people housed. Preserving existing affordable housing and increasing the production of new affordable housing will address Marin’s wholly inadequate supply of affordable housing. Taken together, we will see the beneficial impact of these housing efforts ripple throughout Marin’s economic, educational, health, and social sectors.  

On May 20, 2022, we presented Community Action Marin’s Inaugural Community Courage Award to Kelli McMains.

What we've accomplished to advance housing stabilty

When my tenant fell behind on his monthly payments he had nowhere to turn. He had little money, ill health, and he desperately needed help. Your program came as a godsend. Your rental assistance program also benefited me as a building owner and manager. As a result of your assistance, I was able to “breathe easy” and pay my considerable taxes and the upkeep on the property. As a senior citizen whose major financial support comes from a single property, rental income is essential. For me, it takes the place of an IRA. Steady rental income makes it possible to own rental property and not sell it.

Martin R.
Landlord & Rental Assistance Recipient