Tri-Valley Anti-Poverty Collaborative (TVAPC)


Join us for TVNPA’s Anti-Poverty Collaborative event, “State of Housing for Vulnerable Populations in the Tri-Valley,” on May 2, 2024, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the Bankhead Theater in Livermore.

The program will feature key presentations by Michelle Starratt, Deputy Director of the Alameda County Community Development Agency, and Jonathan Russell Director of Alameda County Health Housing and Homelessness, where they aim to address the urgent need for housing solutions for seniors, transitioned-age youth, people with disabilities, homeless and the nearly homeless.

Following the lead discussion, a panel of local nonprofit leaders including City Serve of the Tri-Valley, Open Heart Kitchen, Interfaith Housing, Sunflower Hill, Tri-Valley Haven and Goodness Village, will share insights on current trends, successful strategies, and ongoing community needs. This collaborative event is a call to action for all stakeholders to join forces in the fight against poverty and homelessness in the Tri-Valley area.

The event is open to the public and free of charge, underscoring TVNPA’s commitment to inclusive community engagement and solution-oriented dialogue.

Thank you to everyone who attended our previous Anti-Poverty Collaborative event, titled “Bridging the Gap,” on Thursday, October 5, 2023, at the Bankhead Theater in Livermore. If you were unable to join us , you may watch the recording of the program here.

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Correction and Clarification Notice: “Just Getting by in the Tri-Valley” Report

We wish to bring to your attention a correction and clarification regarding our recently published report, “Just Getting by in the Tri-Valley.”

On Page 8 of the report, in the section discussing public benefits, the number of individuals in the City of Pleasanton listed as receiving public assistance was erroneously stated as 31,082. The correct number is 21,082. Additionally, we would like to clarify that this narrative section of page 8 was drafted using to ACS 2017-2021 data and this includes those receiving Supplemental Security Income, Cash Assistance, Food Stamps, and public health insurance.  The major categories of public health insurance are Medicare, Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), CHAMPVA or VA coverage, State-specific plans, and Indian Health Service (IHS).

The table (Figure 10) on page 8 references Alameda County Social Services data from April 2023, and it includes the number of Tri-Valley residents receiving MediCal, CalFresh, CalWorks, and General Assistance, and does not include Medicare or other insurances. These numbers may be duplicated.

We sincerely apologize for this oversight and any resultant confusion. To ensure the integrity of the information we share, we have updated the report with the correct data. A revised version is now available for download below.

Your trust is important to us, and we are committed to upholding the highest standards of accuracy in our publications. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at if you have any questions or concerns.

Warm regards,

The TVNPA Team

Our Mission:

The mission of the Anti-Poverty Collaborative is to eradicate poverty in the Tri-Valley by advocating, collaborating, educating, and amplifying messages to drive systems-level change around healthcare, education, affordable housing, food security, and economic justice.

We bring together nonprofits, faith organizations, business leaders, and elected officials to highlight pockets of poverty in the Tri-Valley and work towards finding sustainable and innovative solutions. We believe that everyone deserves a decent standard of living and access to basic necessities, including food, shelter, healthcare, and education. 

Our collaborative works towards promoting policies and initiatives that address the root causes of poverty, and we advocate for equity and justice for all members of our community. We believe that by working together, we can create a more just and equitable society, where everyone has the opportunity to thrive and reach their full potential.

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