Tenant Defense Fund: #KeepFamiliesInConcord

Working class, immigrant families are most vulnerable to being pushed out of their homes due to evictions with no reasons given and skyrocketing rents. Especially in this political climate, our immigrant neighbors are being heavily targeted after asking for repairs and speaking up about poor living conditions.

Let's come together to stand by Concord families desperately seeking housing now! All funds will go towards the cost of first and last month's rent plus security deposit.

Yazmin is a domestic violence survivor and single mom of three kids. She has been living in Concord for 19 years. In her free time, she loves to cook and dance.

"Since moving into our apartment, we have experienced constant abuse and mistreatment from our landlord. When I was home alone taking a shower, he entered my apartment without giving prior notice.  During my recent visit to Mexico,  he towed my truck from my own parking spot and I had to pay hundreds of dollars to pick it up. That money should have gone towards the move.

We are looking for a place to live after receiving an eviction notice in July. I don't want my daughter's health to deteriorate from this stress. She suffers from severe depression and chronic psoriasis and our landlord even hit her service dog.

Cooking is something that de-stresses me, but I haven't been able to cook due to having to throwing away my dishes for the move. Housing instability is a form of violence against people - mental and emotional violence."

41455452_1566503247120465_r.jpegYazmin's daughter with her service dog

Lupe has been living in Concord for over six years with her husband and two children. She plays the mandolin and has been singing in church choir since the age of 12.

"In May, my husband and I sent our landlord a message to let him know about our broken refrigerator. He sent over someone to inspect it but they said nothing was wrong. The next day, my husband received a message from our landlord calling us liars. A few days later, we received a 60 day eviction notice.

I already suffer from high blood pressure, and with the stress of this situation, I began feeling very ill. But I was mostly scared for my young children. They were very traumatized - whenever they heard someone knock on the door they would run away and hide. I don't feel that this is fair for them. Where are Concord families expected to go?"

41455452_1566503451152497_r.jpegLupe's daughter coloring

Please consider making a donation to help Yazmin and Lupe pay for their relocation costs and keep them from becoming homeless.  Any support is greatly appreciated.

To read more about the housing crisis in Concord: Concord Housing Report

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Nicole Zapata 
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Concord, CA
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