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After much advocacy for eviction protections, Fresno students, resident leaders and partners celebrated the passage of an Eviction Protection Program, which allocates $750,000 to provide legal counsel to Fresno tenants facing unlawful evictions, mediation services between tenants and landlords, and community outreach. We are working with the city to secure additional funding to sustain the program beyond year one with the support of the National Coalition for a Civil Right to Counsel. We are also actively working with the board of supervisors in San Joaquin County to establish a similar program there. Our research shows how urgent this need is:…
Our Work in Fresno
Through a massive outreach and listening campaign, Faith in Fresno leaders have developed a comprehensive vision for change focused on safe and decent housing, jobs and poverty, environmental justice, parks, and police accountability and gun violence.
Our key issues include:
- Safe, Healthy and Affordable Housing
- Live Free: Police Reform, Incarceration Reform and Reducing Gun Violence
- Clean Energy, Jobs and Air
- No One Stands Alone: Rapid Response and Accompaniment
Our Key Accomplishments
Organizing toward the creation of a mandatory Interior Inspection program to address the unsafe and unhealthy housing conditions that are impacting local families
Our leaders gained the Fresno’s commitment to adopt 21st Century Policing and have helped to oversee its gradual implementation, including implicit bias training for officers, and improved transparency through public access to data on police contact with students on school sites
Our leaders also are working to create a stronger Office of Independent Review by giving the independent auditor subpoena powers
Our work is leading to the development of a Community Advisory Board to create greater transparency and trust with the Police Department