Oakland’s plan to battle homelessness: Stop it before it starts
December 3, 2018
As rising rents push low-income tenants out of Oakland, the city is responding with a program that’s fighting homelessness and gentrification before they take root. The program's approach may be a model for California and the country.
Nearly 500 families won’t become homeless, thanks to new Oakland housing program
January 8, 2019
The $9 million homelessness prevention program Oakland launched last year has succeeded in keeping nearly 500 families off the streets so far, a city spokeswoman said Tuesday.
Wednesday Open Thread: Combatting Homelessness
December 26, 2018
Oakland is also firing up another program of a different but very important type. They have instituted a program to try to prevent at least some homelessness by intervening on behalf of those about to become homeless or who are very likely to become homeless.
Students Help Power New ‘Keep Oakland Housed’ Initiative
December 19, 2018
Brought together by the San Francisco Foundation and the City of Oakland, EBCLC, Catholic Charities of the East Bay, and Bay Area Community Services are collaborating on a new initiative called Keep Oakland Housed. Together, they crafted a unique three-prong approach involving legal, financial, and supportive services.
State Sen. Nancy Skinner introduces bill to offer legal aid for at-risk tenants
December 11, 2018
Founded Oct. 15, Keep Oakland Housed partners with Bay Area Community Services, Catholic Charities of the East Bay, and the East Bay Community Law Center to provide legal representation and financial assistance to Oakland residents. The program was funded primarily by Kaiser Permanente and the San Francisco Foundation, which now serves as an administrator to the program.
Senator Nancy Skinner Unveils SB 18 “Keep Californians Housed”
December 8, 2018
State Sen. Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley), with co-authors Sen. Scott Wiener, and Assemblymembers Rob Bonta and Buffy Wicks, this week unveiled SB 18 “Keep Californians Housed,” which seeks to stop homelessness before it starts by expanding state funding to provide rental assistance as well as legal aid to assist residents in staying in their homes.
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