- EPACT campaigns for candidates supporting rent stabilization.
- EPACT has recruited many residents to serve on city commission boards and task forces,
including the following: Rent Stabilization Board, Affordable Housing Task Force, General
Plan Advisory Committee, East Palo Alto Tenth Anniversary Committee, Redevelopment Project
Area Committee, and the Community Service Committee.
- EPACT was a major force in the founding and continuation of EPA CAN DO, East Palo Alto's
community development corporation. EPACT has recruited many of the board members over the
years. Through EPA CAN DO, EPACT is working to establish affordable housing and banking
services for the community and promote economic development.
- EPACT has made many contributions to the community of East Palo Alto. Members of EPACT
have both written referrals as well as directly solicited rental housing through phone
contacts for residents of East Palo Alto seeking rental housing. EPACT has been active in
organizing workshops to educate residents who will soon lose their homes because of
- After the passage of the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act of 1995, EPACT organized
informational outreaches to East Palo Alto renters regarding Costa-Hawkins. EPACT has
taught residents how to protect themselves from arbitrary and often illegal rent increases
by invoking the East Palo Alto Rent Stabilization Ordinance.
- Since February 2001, EPACT has been working with the Santa Clara County Tenants
Association to promote rent control in other communities in the Bay Area to protect
hundreds of thousands of renters from extortionate rent.