California’s Central Valley was transformed long ago into the nation’s most economically productive and intensive industrial agricultural region. Today, it produces more than half of the fruits, nuts, and vegetables consumed in America. While the Central Valley’s agricultural industry is critical to meeting US food need, it comes at a significant price to local residents. The political decisions made, and infrastructure supported, influence the environmental, social, and economic impacts faced by local residents, food workers, and businesses.
In Summer 2016 NCCLF welcomed intern Martha Rivera to the team. From June 2016-May 2017 Martha is participating in California Coalition for Rural Housing’s Rural West Internship Program for Diversity in Nonprofit Housing and Community Development. The program is a one-year paid internship program for university students and is designed to increase the diversity of staff in the affordable housing and community development field. Since the program’s inception, more than half of participating students have pursued careers in the community development field after completing the program.
West Oakland’s growing and changing community is comprised predominantly of low-income Latino and African American residents with little access to nearby food retail. This forces residents to collectively spend more than $58 million annually on groceries outside of their own community. For low-income residents with little or no access to transportation, buying groceries is an increased challenge and results in community members doing their shopping at local convenience stores with little access to affordable, high quality fresh foods. As a result of this, diet-related, preventable chronic diseases are on the rise in the neighborhood.
Despite being in the country’s most productive agricultural region, communities in the San Joaquin Valley experience very high rates of poverty and unemployment and too often lack access to healthy foods. Though small-scale food entrepreneurship is rare in the area, those who are trying to start or expand a business face difficulty in complying with State
Just in time to celebrate LGBT Pride month, NCCLF is pleased to announce that it has deployed $7.5M in New Markets Tax Credits (NMTC) to the San Francisco Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Community Center in support of the organization’s current renovations. The project will transform the 37,000 square foot Market Street facility constructed in 2002 into a more community-friendly environment.
We are proud to announce that we’ve invested in HealthRIGHT 360‘s new “Home For Health,” which will integrate healthcare service for at-risk San Francisco residents under one roof.
Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco funds economic opportunities for formerly incarcerated people through sustainable urban agriculture through NCCLF sponsorship
We are pleased to be partnering with Oakland-based nonprofit Planting Justice by supporting the urban agriculturalists in obtaining a $40,000 grant through the Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLB)’s Access to Housing and Economic Assistance for Development (AHEAD) program.
This week NCCLF joined the City of San Pablo and the San Pablo Economic Development Corporation (EDC) in the grand opening of the Rumrill Sports Park!
For over 40 years, Anka Behavioral Health, Inc. has been working to provide people with behavioral and mental health problems with opportunities to thrive in their communities. Serving over 15,000 people annually across California and Michigan, Anka’s philosophy is
Founded in 1985, Project Inform works to curtail the HIV and hepatitis C epidemics through the development of effective treatments; supporting individuals to make informed choices about their health; advocating for quality, affordable health care; and