Although Marin County has one of the highest vaccination rates in the country, even now there are still those getting ill, as well as those from whom the economic impact has not gone away. The county may be beginning to take its masks off in indoor settings, but we as a community and agency, can’t let our guard down. Community Action Marin is continuing to ask those who are able to step up and contribute to our Step Up Community Fund so we can continue to build momentum, seize opportunities, and make a difference for all of us as we continue to co-create the better normal.
Six months after the start of the pandemic, the leaders of Canal Alliance, Community Action Marin, and Legal Aid of Marin, joined together with local government, nonprofit and foundation leadership to call for action to protect Marin County residents hardest hit by the Covid-19 pandemic, with the aim to best position the community and county for recovery. We called to place the voices and interests of hardest hit Latinos at center. While we already have some concrete wins, we will continue to push for equitable policy during the pandemic and beyond.
Read the Marin Independent Journal op-ed by Omar Carrera (CEO of Canal Alliance) and Chandra Alexandre (CEO of Community Action Marin) HERE
of COVID cases are among Hispanic & LatinX populations, despite only being 16% of the population
Reduction in employment rates for low-income workers in Marin
in outstanding rental debt
POLICY SUCCESSES AND ACTION UPDATES
Marin County Board of Supervisors passed an extension of the eviction moratorium through June 30: LINK
San Rafael City Council passed a rent freeze in the Canal neighborhood : LINK
Resolution from elected officials to commit to bold, equitable pandemic response: LINK
Novato enacts limited rent freeze for pandemic relief: LINK
Marin County adopts limited rent freeze for pandemic relief: LINK
Marin County committing more than $5.6 million to help support our homeless population: LINK
Marin County ramps up distribution of $16M in rental aid: LINK
Canal policy working group helps cement extension of eviction moratorium through September 30: LINK
In-Person Rental Assistance for Marin County Renters and Landlords: LINK