Concord Housing Crisis Report Features Bay Area Equity Atlas Data

On July 12, 2018, a report describing the housing crisis in Concord, Contra Costa County's largest city, was release by East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable Economy, Central County Regional Group, and First 5 Contra Costa, in collaboration with the Raise the Roof Coalition, which represents thousands of Concord renters, families, workers, faith leaders and tenant advocates.

The report is based on a survey of nearly 1,000 people as well as analysis of data on the housing crisis. The survey showed that three-quarters of Concord residents live in fear of eviction, 93 percent worry their rents will increase, and 80 percent have received a rent hike in the past two year. The report also includes a map created by the Bay Area Equity Atlas team showing how the majority of Concord renters earn less than $50,000 per year, yet there are no neighborhoods in the city with median market rents affordable to them.

The report received wide coverage in area newspapers including The Mercury News and the San Francisco Chronicle, and continues to support the Raise the Roof Coalition's campaign for tenants rights in Concord.

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Sarah Treuhaft
Sarah Treuhaft