Policy and Advocacy

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Public Policy Platform

Our public policy platform is part of our comprehensive effort to end the cycle of poverty in the Bay Area and complements our organizational efforts in philanthropy, volunteerism, and community impact. By advocating with us, you can be part of creating a community where everyone can build a career, people can stay in their homes and everyone can thrive financially.

Current Resources

Prepare for the COVID-19 Eviction and Foreclosure Cliff with these 8 essential actions for the Bay Area.
Legislative Briefing Packet
Legislative Briefing Packet: Learn about the successes and barriers of AB832 and ERAP

Impact Areas 

Affordable Housing & Homelessness

Advocate for policies and programs that increase supply, improve conditions, and remove barriers to safe and stable affordable housing.

Income Support

Help us expand refundable tax credits like the Earned Income Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit for local families and individuals. These two tax credits are among the most effective anti-poverty tools.

Food Security

Work to keep and expand policies and programs that increase food access and affordability, including CalFresh/Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP).

Immigration Reform

Advocate for comprehensive immigration reform that expands opportunities for immigrants and refugees to live and work lawfully in the U.S., including a permanent solution for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).

Health Coverage and Care

Help ensure all people have access to affordable health coverage and care regardless of income, age, or immigration status.

Early Learning and School Readiness

Give more kids access to affordable, high-quality childcare and early education, including expanding the number of subsidized child care slots and investing in early intervention and developmental services for infants and children.

View our Public Policy Platform (PDF)

Ilaf Esuf

Housing and Economic Policy Analyst


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