Oakland Mayor Announces $9 Million Program To Prevent Homelessness

Monday, October 15, 2018

CBS SF Bay Area

OAKLAND (CBS SF) — As the region’s pricey housing market forces more residents to camp on city streets and huddle under freeways, Oakland Monday unveiled a $9 million initiative to help those on the verge of losing a roof over their heads.

Mayor Libby Schaaf and a coalition of nonprofits announced the Keep Oakland Housed program to provide legal, financial and supportive services to residents experiencing a housing crisis.

“No one deserves to spend a single night on the streets,” Schaaf said at a news conference at Oakland City Hall.

Three nonprofits will provide services in the program: Bay Area Community Services, Catholic Charities of the East Bay and the East Bay Community Law Center.

The website www.keepoaklandhoused.org was launched for the initiative, which will run through 2022. Residents facing a housing crisis can also call 211.

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