Lift to Rise is a collaboration of more than 70 partners, including private and public sector leaders and community advocates, working on a bold plan to radically increase housing stability and economic mobility for everyone in the Coachella Valley.
Nearly two-thirds of residents spend over 30% of their earnings on rent. When the minimum wage is $15.50 an hour, that doesn’t leave much money for food, healthcare, and other necessities. It’s time for our low-income and working communities to benefit from the Coachella Valley’s economy prosperity. We’re advocating for wages to reflect the real cost of living.
From farmers to families, the Coachella Valley exists because of the diverse people who work and live here. Join us in making the Coachella Valley a region that all our residents can continue to call home.
Lift to Rise builds coalitions to benefit our communities. Read our latest news, press releases, and blog posts to learn more.
Lift to Rise awarded $5 million to finance affordable housing in the Coachella Valley
Regional planning officials on Nov. 2 awarded $5 million to Lift to Rise to expand its collaborative effort to encourage the construction of new affordable housing in the Coachella Valley. The funding from the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) will be added to We Lift: The Coachella Valley’s Housing Catalyst Fund, a pool of…
Lift to Rise announces honorees of its first Community Investment Awards
This month Lift to Rise will recognize key individuals and organizations making meaningful contributions to the collaborative work of increasing housing stability and economic mobility in the Coachella Valley through a new celebratory event: The Community Investment Awards. More than 250 people are expected to attend the inaugural Community Investment Awards, taking place Saturday, Oct.…
Rep. Ruiz and Lift to Rise aim for action on housing and health with Washington roundtable
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Representative Dr. Raul Ruiz (D-California) and the nonprofit Lift to Rise hosted representatives from leading national healthcare, housing, and philanthropic organizations on Capitol Hill on Sept. 21 for a critical conversation on improving federal policy around the intersection of housing and health, a key first step to developing future policy action…
In 2018, Lift to Rise set out on a mission to make a lasting impact in the Coachella Valley by bringing together community and institutional partners to collaboratively solve the underlying causes of poverty and inequity and create a future where all Coachella Valley families are healthy, stable, and thriving.