Housing homeless seniors

Partnership and collaboration are making a difference on the streets of Oakland, California.

Last year, a team of Kaiser Permanente employees asked this bold question: What would it take to get 515 people over the age of 50, who have at least one chronic health condition, off the streets of Oakland and into permanent housing as quickly as possible?

The answer included an innovative partnership with Bay Area Community Services and focused collaboration with the city of Oakland, Alameda County, and other community organizations. To date, the partnership has moved more than 400 aging, homeless individuals into permanent housing, bringing us closer to the goal of housing 515 homeless seniors in Oakland.

Through this effort, we are gathering best practices for how to quickly get people off the street and into permanent housing.

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