Over the past year Contra Costa County ACCE organized tenants in Richmond, Antioch, and San Pablo to fight for Housing Justice! In 2022 Antioch ACCE members celebrated when the Antioch City Council passed Rent Control. This past year ACCE partnered with the community land trust, RichmondLAND, to help RichmondLAND acquire 3 Richmond ACCE members’ building in order to stabilize our members’ housing. In San Pablo ACCE members at the Porto Apartments got organized and were able to stop the eviction notice their landlord had issued.
In 2022, ACCE worked alongside allies like East Bay Working Families and Richmond Progressive Alliance to pass progressive policies and elect candidates that put communities and families first. In Richmond we ran a successful campaign to pass Measure P, which limits annual rent increases to 3%, and helped elect Eduardo Martinez and Doria Robinson as Mayor and City Council respectively - creating a supermajority of progressives on the Richmond City Council! In Antioch ACCE members helped re-elect Monica Wilson and Tamisha Torres Walker to the Antioch City Council!
ACCE and our coalition partners waged a successful budget campaign this past year to get the County Board of Supervisors to invest in Contra Costa CARES, an East County Youth Center and a non-police response program for mental health emergencies.