BACS provides permanent housing for people who would otherwise be homeless due to complex physical or mental health issues.
Some affordable housing projects are taking up to 10 years before move-in, and can cost up to $600k per studio apartment built. We cannot afford to wait 10 years, so BACS is using a unique approach to end homelessness: we buy ‘a house a year’, for less than the cost of a new studio, then use those 6-bedroom sites to provide permanent housing.
BACS owns single-family housing across the Bay Area, embedded in communities. BACS’ homes prevent isolation while promoting health & independence. We promote dignity by guaranteeing private bedrooms in homes embedded in the community. Clients share in cooking & other house activities, while receiving ongoing support.
We provide permanent housing, at very low cost, to individuals with complex needs. Each resident is paired with a care coordinator to help them attain independent living skills in a supportive environment, including job support and mental health support. Residents learn skills by sharing responsibilities for cleaning, paying bills, and running their household.
BACS’ houses keep over 100 people off the streets each year, and thanks to community support, we plan to continue to buy ‘a house a year’. BACS breaks mental health, housing, and community barriers that hold people back. We are mobilizing every available resource to rapidly solve homelessness.