Housing Long Beach is a very important organization for me; I organized the Long Beach Housing Trust Fund Coalition and I’ve not only seen it become Housing Long Beach, but I’ve seen it grow, change, and become a service for all renters here in Long Beach to trust and depend on. Housing Long Beach is not only here to support them in their time of need, but also to work with them in the fight for renters’ rights. With housing being an integral part of our lives, I’d like to see Housing Long Beach continue the fight for equity in our community. Many people find it difficult to speak up . . . that’s because they haven’t been heard before. Housing Long Beach is here to listen, teach, advocate, organize and build power. I’m honored to be a part of this movement.