Document Type

Capstone Project (Open Access)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)


Health, Human Services and Public Policy


Collaborative Health & Human Services

First Advisor

Adrienne Saxton


Building Healthy Communities- East Salinas is funded by The California Endowment, which is a statewide nonprofit foundation. The BHC’s main goal is to work alongside residents and community-based organizations to work on community participation and leadership to create a healthier community for the residents of East Salinas. Currently, East Salinas tenants are victims of illegal rental practices. Conozca sus derechos como rentero booklet created, an educational booklet and flyer highlighting tenants’ rights. Factors that contribute to the victimization of the residents include the language barrier, lack of knowledge on laws and their legal status. The goal is to educate tenants on their rights and awareness of housing agencies within the community. During this project, 15 booklets, 49 Spanish and 49 English flyers were distributed to the community. Recommendations for the agency would be to create a forum to discuss the issue at a higher level to reach a larger audience and to distribute more booklets. This issue around community members falling victims to malpractices when it comes to renting can also be taken to the city so that the issue could be addressed by city council.