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Canal Alliance announces the newly formed Marin Climate Justice Collaborative

Posted: May 17, 2023

Canal Alliance is delighted to announce a newly formed Marin Climate Justice Collaborative (MCJC). As a first-of-its-kind project in Marin, MCJC brings together leaders from two of Marin County’s communities at most imminent risk of climate impacts in the Bay Area: unincorporated Marin City and the Canal neighborhood in San Rafael.


San Rafael tags $1.4M for affordable housing

Posted: April 11, 2023

San Rafael has opened up competitive bidding for $1.4 million to support the creation of more affordable homes.


Marin Voice: Better data can improve our pursuit of economic equity

Posted: April 1, 2023

The Marin Economic Forum looked at equity through an economic lens, which means evaluating how even income and opportunities are distributed across our residents.

Canal's 400 apartment building in San Rafael


Protecting Tenants’ Rights in the Canal Community

Posted: March 21, 2023

Housing is a critical issue facing low-income communities, and Canal Alliance advocates for the rights of tenants in the Canal neighborhood. With the support of the San Francisco Foundation and a coalition of partner organizations, Canal Alliance is empowering residents, preventing evictions, and ensuring that affordable housing remains accessible to low-income families.  


San Rafael tenants call for rent control in Canal neighborhood

Posted: March 9, 2023

Tenants of San Rafael’s Canal neighborhood and their supporters amassed at City Hall this week to demand that officials urgently enact a rent control ordinance amid mounting fears of gentrification.

Marina Palma is interviewed by Telemundo


Temen quedarse en la calle: residentes hispanos piden control de renta en San Rafael

Posted: March 7, 2023

Decenas de inquilinos, en su mayoría hispanos, acudieron el lunes en la noche a una reunión en el Ayuntamiento de San Rafael para exigirle a las autoridades que impongan un control de renta para así evitar desalojos en la ciudad.

Omar Carrera poses for a headshot in the Canal community


CEO of Marin County’s Canal Alliance says helping Latinos overcome poverty will have a ‘transformative’ impact on society

Posted: February 28, 2023

The Northbay Business Journal goes in depth on the work that Canal Alliance CEO Omar Carrera has done for the Canal community.

Canal's 400 apartment building in San Rafael


‘Opportunity zone’ designation is costly

Posted: February 23, 2023

Opportunity zones were created by the federal government to stimulate economic growth in historically underserved areas.

Canal 400 building on the waterfront


Marin nonprofits call for rent control in San Rafael

Posted: November 4, 2022

A coalition of Marin nonprofits is asking San Rafael to urgently adopt a rent control ordinance for the Canal neighborhood amid concerns of gentrification


Supporting tenants at 400 Canal

Posted: October 11, 2022

Residents of an apartment building located at 400 Canal Street are faced with potential loss of their housing, having received ‘buy-out’ letters from the building’s new corporate ownership,

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