is a multi-racial, democratic, non-profit community organization that builds power to fight and stand for economic, racial and social justice. We take seriously our commitment to ground-up organizing to build a strong people’s movement that can create transformative community change.
After months of organizing and actions demanding stronger protections for Antioch tenants, the Antioch City Council passed a rent control ordinance that would cap annual rent increases to 3% or 60% of CPI, whichever is lower. The vote reflects a shift in housing policy across the state with dozens of cities across CA working to pass stronger tenant protections!
Between the 2.5 year rent strike by Oakland ACCE members living in the Fruitvale that won their home into permanently affordability and community control through the Oakland Community Land Trust, to the Contra Costa ACCE Members living at the Porto Apartments who organized and stopped their eviction and got their landlord to sign a first of refusal to sell their home to the Richmond Land Trust, to the Los Angeles ACCE Tenants living on 28th St that got their rent hikes and evictions dropped - ACCE members are organizing in their buildings and winning victories!
After thousands of working-class and low-income homeowners - majority Latino and African American - in LA County were defrauded by the government-sponsored PACE program, many faced foreclosure. But after years of organizing and fighting back, in a significant victory for approximately one hundred homeowners defrauded by PACE, City Attorney Mike Feuer announced a $6 million settlement to be distributed to Los Angeles homeowners harmed by the unfair deceptive and unlawful practices by Eco Solar, a company connected to the PACE program. The court found that Eco Solar had unlawfully targeted Spanish-speaking homeowners and lured them into entering into "construction contracts and PACE loans for renovation work (Eco Solar) were never going to finish." There is much more to be done to right the injustices caused by those who defrauded under the PACE program, but the settlement is major step forward!
ACCE strives to be a self-sufficient organization, independent from funding from the government or corporations in order to allow us to be accountable to our members and take action when needed in our communities. To keep the work going, we depend on our members and donors who contribute regularly to support our work. Will you make a contribution to support ACCE Action's continued organizing?