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Qimmah Hammed: BACS’ New Associate Director of Residential Housing Programs

Qimmah Hameed has accepted the position of Associate Director of Residential Housing Programs, a new position for BACS! Qimmah is an integral part of the BACS team, and brings an honest and outspoken justice framework to all BACS services.

Qimmah started with BACS in 2017 as a Peer Counselor, providing on-the-ground support to clients to help them end their unsheltered status. Qimmah later moved into a significant leadership role overseeing BACS’ Housing Fast program at the Henry Robinson Center, which fills the gap between homelessness and housing. This program serves 137 people at a time, located in downtown Oakland, and helped more than 300 people a year under Qimmah’s leadership.

Qimmah is an Oakland native, and is passionately committed to ending homelessness in the community she loves. Qimmah is committed to restoring and uplifting her community. Qimmah seeks to cultivate residential programs which provide safe and restorative environments for community members to transition into sustainable permanent housing.


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