This fall, CRC hosted three regional member and ally meetings in the Bay Area, Los Angeles, and Sacramento.
Key leaders from member and ally organizations spoke to their work on the four key issue areas we’re addressing in 2018:
- increasing corporate accountability,
- resisting economic displacement,
- protecting immigrant financial and economic resources, and
- ending predatory fines and fees.
We had robust conversations and great ideas emerge from each of our meetings and we appreciate the time, participation, and perspectives that participants shared.
Paulina Gonzalez, executive director at the California Reinvestment Coalition, wrote a guest blog on the Mission Economic Development Agency blog today about Ellis Act evictions, bank loans that finance these evictions, and one bank’s decision to stop providing these loans. Take a look!
In August of 2015, community organizations and tenants in San Francisco joined together to take a stand against the banks and the role their loans are playing in financing displacement in the city. The story of this organizing victory sets the stage for holding corporate actors accountable to their communities and builds a model for public-private partnerships for the preservation of affordable rental housing…
Read the rest of the post on MEDA’s blog.