EBHO has joined community partners in the City of Concord to advocate for affordable housing and tenant rights in Contra Costa County’s largest city. Our concord committee provides education, technical assistance, and advocacy on affordable housing.
As part of Raise the Roof Concord, we advocated for strong pandemic eviction moratoriums in Concord and Contra Costa County and pressed the city to redistribute CARES act funding to provide tenant legal services in the county. Working with partners for over a decade, we continue to advocate for 25% affordable housing in the Concord Naval Weapons Station redevelopment process, the use of publicly-owned land for new affordable homes in Concord, and funding for homeless services and affordable homes. For more information on our Concord work, please contact Policy Manager Aaron Tiedemann at email@example.com.
Recent Impacts of our Concord work:
- Worked with the Bay Area Equity Atlas, advocates, and other researchers in 2020 to create a report on “The Coming Wave of COVID-19 Evictions: A Growing Crisis for Families in Contra Costa County.”
- News coverage of housing aid funding win: Contra Costa County allocates funds for housing aid The Press mentioning former Policy Associate Alex Werth.
- Coverage of our work advocating that publicly owned land at Concord’s Galindo Street Parcel be used for the public good of affordable housing; Gloria Bruce with SF Business Times. Fight brews in East Bay suburb over site for 300 homes.