Housing, Race, & Homelessness: Ending Poverty in the Bay Area

This event, hosted by the Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California  and the Commonwealth Club, took place in May 2022.

Event description:

Ending poverty in the Bay Area will require innovation, partnership, and pro-active, anti-racist strategies. During this program, speakers come together to outline how we can build a future where everyone has a stable home that enables us to pursue our dreams, raise our families, and build the lives we want to live. In this virtual “fireside chat,” a variety of voices across the movement to end poverty in the Bay Area explore the ways that housing instability is interconnected with racial inequality, poverty and homelessness. 

The event begins with a chat with former mayor of Stockton and founder of End Poverty in California (EPIC) Michael Tubbs, moderated by All Home CEO Tomiquia Moss, outlining his five-point platform for ending poverty in California. Then, a panel discussion with representatives from broad cross-sector partners will take the conversation from principles and concepts to action items and concrete next steps. 


  • Cathy Eberhardt, Vice Chair, Oakland Mayor’s Commission on Persons with Disabilities
  • Melissa Jones, Executive Director, Bay Area Regional Health Inequities Initiative
  • Michael Tubbs, Founder, End Poverty in California 
  • Courtney Welch, Emeryville City Councilmember
  • Tomiquia Moss, Founder and CEO, All Home (Moderator)