Keep people housed by investing in homelessness prevention, and directing services to those most likely to become homeless.
Provide housing and support to the most vulnerable: families, seniors, people with disabilities, and others surviving on fixed incomes.
Protect people experiencing homelessness with shelter, mental health care, hygiene services, safe parking, and jobs programs.
Berkeley voters approved Measure O, issuing $135M in bonds to create and preserve affordable housing for extremely low-income and low-income households, and Measure P, increasing the real property transfer tax for ten years to raise $6-$8M annually for navigation centers, rehousing, and mental health services in cities and the State of California.Close
The EveryOne Home Plan calls for significant increases in public and private investment to address the crisis of homelessness. Support is growing for a countywide, voter-approved, dedicated revenue stream—like Measure HH in LA or Prop C in San Francisco—that would be used to scale up our response and sustain results. A coalition of community, city, and county partners called Home Together have started the conversation.Close
The Crankstart Foundation, Kaiser Permanente, and the San Francisco Foundation are working together to stop homelessness before it starts. The philanthropic partnership funded Keep Oakland Housed to provide legal representation, emergency financial assistance, and support services to Oaklanders at-risk of displacement. In just one year, the program helped over 1800 low-income residents to stay in their homes.Close
The EveryOne Home Plan calls for adding 500 permanent housing opportunities per year. And Kaiser Permanente proved that it’s possible. Responding to alarming rates of senior homelessness in Oakland, they teamed up with Bay Area Community Services to house 515 vulnerable seniors. With a single investment and a commitment to being fast and flexible, they accomplished their goal in just 6 months.Close
The cities of Alameda, Fremont, Hayward, San Leandro, and Union City are stepping up to offer dignified services to the growing numbers of people living outside and in their vehicles. With programs like Navigation Centers and CAREavan, local communities are sending the message that everyone deserves a safe space.Close
Real solutions to homelessness come from the people who have experienced it. The unhoused leaders of EveryOne Home, Youth Action Board, Healthcare for the Homeless Consumer Advisory Board, and St. Mary’s Council of Elders are essential voices in the advocacy, planning, and oversight necessary to end homelessness.Close