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Announcing Major Oakland Homeless Prevention Program

Oakland is in the middle of an affordable housing crisis. From displacement to homelessness, existing tenants and people living in temporary housing need support to prevent homelessness.

Keep Oakland Housed (KOH), a program that will help prevent Oakland residents from losing their housing and help support those living in temporary housing, launched publicly on October 15.

KOH is a three-pronged approach to preventing homelessness before it starts: emergency financial assistance, supportive services, and legal representation.

At BACS, we receive a thousand or more calls each month from people who are on the brink of losing their housing.

Homeless prevention is a critical piece of ending homelessness—for as many people who are living on the streets that BACS already helps,” Jamie Almanza, BACS’ Executive Director said. “Keep Oakland Housed means that we can say yes immediately to help people on the same day they need help.

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