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Affordable Housing Advocacy

Alameda Residents are encouraged to get involved at the local, regional, state and national levels.

See attached presentation below to learn more about advocacy.  

What is Affordable Housing?

According to the federal government, housing is affordable if the monthly housing cost is 30% or less of the household monthly income.

In California, with high housing prices, 36% of homeowners and 48% of renters spend more than 1/3 of their household income on housing. Some spend almost all of their income on housing.

Access to affordable housing improves communities and produces benefits for residents directly in the form of school performance, health and economic strength.

Affordable housing also reduces social service costs by providing targeted health and social services which further helps end the cycle of poverty.

What is Advocacy?

  • Advocacy is any action that speaks in favor of, recommends, argues for a cause, supports, defends or pleads on behalf of others.

  • Advocacy ensures people to have their voice heard on issues most important to them, so that their views are genuinely considered when policy, regulation, and program decisions are made.

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