Budget Advocacy

San Diego County is rated 9 out of 10 of the worst counties in the state when it comes to under- enrollment in vital services like CALfresh, CALworks and Medi-Cal. It is currently also sitting on almost 2 billion dollars in reserves, that could be invested in these vital services and programs, like housing, mental health, and rehabilitation that would help to advance the communities that need them. As a result, ACCE together with community, faith-based organizations and labor allies formed the Invest in San Diego Families Coalition to ensure the investment and prioritization within the county budget to improve the quality of life for residents in the region. This effort so far has yielded winning rental assistance funding, translation services, and $15 million in legal counseling and tenant services for San Diego families.