Community Advisory Group

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Individuals representing all areas of Marin and members of the protected classes, young adults, and individuals from low-income communities were selected to form the Community Advisory Group.

The Community Advisory Group will work with County staff to:

  • Provide advice and feedback on citizen engagement strategies, particularly to members of the protected classes and communities of color;
  • Collaborate and participate in inclusive and broad discussions on a variety of housing-related topics; and
  • Consider action plans and solutions for addressing barriers to fair housing choice.

The Community Advisory Group will analyze why where you live matters, and why there are different outcomes for residents in different communities in the County. Members will be asked to examine, publicly report and develop strategies to identify and address disparities in community conditions that negatively affect access to and opportunities for:

  • Transportation
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Environmentally healthy neighborhoods
  • Community assets, including banking and financial services, grocery stores and other retail businesses, and broadband services.

Community Advisory Group members will be asked to participate in one of two ways:

  1. To commit to participating in discussions on all the above topic areas. This commitment will be to participate and learn about all the above topics and engage in discussions over a 2-year period. Meetings will generally be scheduled every month and each meeting will last approximately 2 hours.
  2. To commit to participating in one or more of the above topic areas that are of interest to you. This commitment will be to participate and learn about a specific topic area and engage in discussions for to up to 4 months for each topic. Meetings will be scheduled every month and each meeting will last approximately 2 hours.

Applying for the Community Advisory Group

The application period for the Community Advisory Group for the second phase of the Assessment of Fair Housing is closed. Visit the Assessment of Fair Housing page for the latest updates.