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What Biden’s Asylum Ban Policy Means for Us 

Posted: June 6, 2024

By Omar Carrera, CEO  The recent asylum ban policy instituted by President Biden at the U.S.-Mexico border has sparked significant concern within Canal Alliance. This

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Unaccompanied Minors in Marin Have a New Champion at Canal Alliance 

Posted: March 4, 2024

The Legal Services Funders Network (LSFN) is a Bay Area network of funders who collaborate to alleviate poverty. The LSFN Fellowship was established to strengthen

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Janet Murguía: A Call to Action to Defend Our Families!

Posted: December 19, 2023

Though our membership with UnidosUS, Canal Alliance is able to influence policy at the federal level. Below please find a recent call to action from

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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.  


Rent Regulations in San Rafael’s Canal District

Posted: November 17, 2022

To:Mayor Kate ColinMembers of the San Rafael City Council RE: Rent regulations in San Rafael’s Canal District Dear Esteemed Elected Officials: We represent a coalition

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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,


Alleviating overcrowding and expanding affordable housing

Posted: August 30, 2022

The Canal neighborhood of San Rafael is geographically isolated and densely populated: more than 12,000 people live in two square miles.

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