2020 SFF AnnualReport - Page 23

Bay Area Equity Atlas: Using Data
to Prevent Evictions
n June 2019, we launched the Bay Area
Equity Atlas in partnership with USC
Dornsife Equity Research Institute and
PolicyLink. The Bay Area Equity Atlas is a
groundbreaking tool that helps assess how
Bay Area communities are doing on key
measures of social and economic inclusion,
neighborhood opportunity, and political
The data that the Equity Atlas is uncovering
has helped to drive change in ways that we
could never have predicted and is making it
possible for our grantees to more effectively
advocate for crucial protections for tenants.
For example, as COVID eviction protections
were due to expire in Contra Costa County
in July 2020, an Equity Atlas analysis
revealed that 12,000 Contra Costa
County households were at imminent risk
of being forced out of their homes if the
eviction moratorium was allowed to expire.
Approximately 10,400 children living in these
households would also face eviction.
Using this data, the Raise the Roof Coalition,
which advocates for tenants in Contra Costa
County, succeeded in organizing community
voices to convince the Contra Costa Board of
Supervisors to extend its moratorium on rent
increases and tenant evictions. We know that
this fight will continue, and that our grantees
and the communities they serve will continue
to need data like this to make the case for
policies that protect people who are most in
danger of losing their homes.
Photo by Oakland Community Land Trust, a
foundation grantee that helps families to secure
permanently affordable housing through a
community ownership model.
Visit bayareaequityatlas.org for more
data on the impacts of COVID-19 on
essential workers and fact sheets
on COVID-19-related eviction risk
in Contra Costa, San Mateo, and
Sonoma counties.

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