MOC Wins First City Investment in Shelter Program: Fairfax

Fairfax became the first municipality in Marin to commit to providing funding for the expansion of the REST winter homeless shelter program into a year-round project, thanks to intervention from the Marin Organizing Committee.  The Town Council voted unanimously to approve a request for $16,392, as part of a regional proposal put forth by MOC leaders.

At its ‘Housing Sabbath’ MOC gave a standing ovation to the Fairfax Council and announced plans to step up the fight for year-round emergency housing.  In addition to targeting nine other cities, including San Anselmo, Tiburon and Novato, leaders aim to persuade Marin County to put in $500,000 and the Marin Community Foundation to put in $250,000.  Congregations plan to step up their in-kind contributions of food and shelter as well.

Fairfax Becomes First Town in Marin to Pledge Money for Homeless Shelter, Marin Independent Journal

Housing Sabbath: Hospitality and Home in MarinMarin Independent Journal

Marin Homeless Shelter Committee Steps Up Push for Funding, Marin Independent Journal

MOC Continues Fight for Year Round Homeless Shelter, WXSWIAF