Residents United Network (RUN)
The Residents United Network, founded in 2014 with our partner, Community Change, builds power among residents and staff of affordable housing to change laws so that every Californian has a safe, stable, and affordable home.
RUN with us!
To get involved, contact your Regional Organizing Coordinators (ROCs):
- San Diego contact: Shelby Thomas (email@example.com)
- Los Angeles contact: Arianna Bankler-Jukes (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Orange County contact: Cithlalli Ramirez (email@example.com)
- Sacramento contact: Sara Johnson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Central Valley contact: Eusevio Ortega (email@example.com)
- Bay Area contact: Damion Scott (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- If you live elsewhere in California and you’d like info about organizing in your region, please reach out to Robert Reyes Villagomez, the RUN statewide organizer (email@example.com).
Not sure yet?
of Residents United Network members talking about why they RUN!
Who are the Residents in Residents United Network?
We are seniors, farmworkers, and immigrants; we are Black, brown, and white, disabled and LGBTQ, working and retired.
Some of us have lived experience with homelessness, and some of us work in affordable housing. Others of us don’t have affordable housing yet but hope to soon.
Organizing for People-centered Policy Change
What brings us together is the belief that we are more powerful when we are organized, and that to end California’s housing crisis, people who live in affordable housing must be as present in the halls of the Capitol as homeowners, developers, and landlords.
We believe affordable housing residents, who have historically been excluded from conversations about affordable housing policy, should be the moral center of the statewide fight to end homelessness and increase affordable housing in California.
- RUN members attend regular convenings through our Community Care Calls, regional meetings like “There Ought Be a Law”, periodic trainings, or events like Lobby Days or the Regional Summit.
- RUN members are asked at times to email an elected official, tweet messages to committee chairpersons, speak at a hearing, or make a call to express support for a particular bill that can transform the lives of Californians grappling with housing insecurity or homelessness.
Together, RUN members throughout the state can help move state leaders towards housing and homelessness solutions that will increase access to stable homes, transform many lives and revitalize under-served communities.
Do you live in affordable housing – or wish you did? Look for information about how to join RUN on our member page.
Do you represent or work for a nonprofit affordable home developer? We’re excited to connect, whether you’re in one of our seven regions, you’re just outside one of them, or you’re somewhere far from where we are right now. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org. for more information.