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Tech Responds to COVID-19

The coronavirus crisis continues to expose the existing cracks in our system. Low-wage workers and the housing insecure were already struggling amidst the affordability crisis in the Bay. The pandemic only increases instability and uncertainty. Unequal access to our healthcare system puts people in a position to make trade-offs around… Read More

The Digital Divide

The State Superintendent of Schools has advised that schools not reconvene in California this academic year. While school districts, teachers and parents are doing amazing work making it possible for children to continue learning from home, many families don’t have access to the digital tools they need for their kids… Read More

TechEquity Supports San Jose’s Rent Freeze Proposal

San Jose is considering an emergency rent suspension in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The legislation would waive rent payments for San Jose tenants financially harmed by the pandemic. This means affected tenants would not have to pay rent in April, May, or June and would not… Read More

Help Tech Continue to Lead in Response to COVID-19

Across the county, public officials are responding to COVID-19 by issuing shelter-in-place orders. Here in the Bay, the order is being extended until at least May 1st. The reality of the COVID-19 pandemic has altered our daily lives, forcing us all to adjust to a new paradigm. Read More

Tech & COVID-19

With the entire Bay Area and more regions of the country under shelter-in-place orders, our communities and economies are struggling. Many workers whose jobs can’t be done remotely are being laid off or sent home unpaid, without health insurance. Small businesses are required to close shop, while rent and other… Read More

We’re In This Together: Life Under COVID-19

The lower-wage workers and small businesses that are the backbone of the Bay Area’s economy are dealing with massive uncertainty and lack of stability in the face of the shelter-in-home requirements. When you add this pandemic to the existing affordability crisis in the region, many families and workers will be… Read More

TechEquity Supports Paid Leave For All San Jose Workers

San Jose is considering a paid sick leave ordinance in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The ordinance would require employers to give their employees up to two weeks of sick leave annually. It would also require additional sick time during public health emergencies, like the current pandemic. Read More

March 2020 Voter Guide

Read Our Voter Guide In California, policy change often happens on the ballot, and many of the ballot initiatives—especially the local ones—can be hard to understand. Our team has evaluated each of six city measures in San Francisco to provide clarity on what the measures do and, where they intersect… Read More

Tech & Homelessness — Event Recap

Last Thursday, about 130 people gathered at Manny’s in San Francisco to talk about tech and homelessness. Catherine Bracy, TechEquity’s Executive Director and Co-Founder, moderated the discussion. Panelists included: Jennifer Friedenbach, Executive Director of the Coalition on Homelessness; Dr. Kenneth Kim, Interim Senior Director of Programs of … Read More

Corporate Partnership: A Year In Review

At TechEquity, we’re working to create a tech-driven economy in the Bay Area that works for everyone. Tech workers and tech companies from across the region are helping us achieve this mission. Last year, through our corporate partnership program, we collaborated with seven companies to further our mission of building… Read More