Canal Alliance has taken a huge step in its history of serving and representing one of San Rafael’s largest and most challenged communities.
The nonprofit, formed in the 1980s to provide services for the residents of San Rafael’s most racially and economically diverse neighborhoods, is moving into larger quarters and, for the first time, a building that it owns.
After years of renting offices, San Rafael’s Canal Alliance has found a home of its own.
The nonprofit has purchased the 28,690-square-foot complex that includes two adjacent buildings at 711 Grand Ave. for $6.94 million.
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After years of renting offices, San Rafael’s Canal Alliance has found a home of its own. The nonprofit has purchased the 28,690-square-foot complex that includes two adjacent buildings at 711 Grand Ave. for $6.94 million.
Kaiser Permanente has long partnered with local organizations working to improve access to health care, mental and behavioral health, economic opportunity, education, and housing. These community health partnerships also align with our mission to improve health equity and eliminate structural racism as primary health issues in our communities.
The Canal neighborhood has long struggled with poor housing conditions, rising rents and the constant threat of eviction. When community members are forced to leave the Canal neighborhood, they often have no choice but to leave Marin entirely, as everywhere else in the county is often more expensive. Homeownership, which many of our residents dream of, is often well out of reach.
Nadia Montoya, creator and owner of Nadia’s Dessert, was beginning to take strides toward her dream of having her own bakery and café when she lost her nine-year job as a pastry chef at Boca Tavern in Novato and Boca Pizzeria in Novato and Corte Madera at the start of the pandemic.