In January of last year, Kaiser Permanente and Oakland-based Bay Area Community Services (BACS) partnered to find homes for 515 aging homeless residing in their hometown in order to tackle the Bay Area’s homeless problem. This month, Kaiser and BACS announced that they have found homes for 250 aging homeless, about half of their projected goal.
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Earlier this week, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan announced that the city will spend $75 million on affordable housing projects over the next year. The money, drawn from property taxes and real-estate payments, will facilitate the development of about 1,200 new apartments with restricted rent and the preservation of over 200 low-rent homes.
Of the half a million people across America homeless at any given time, a quarter reside in California, with 55,000 in Los Angeles alone. Los Angeles’ Skid Row, 52 square blocks of blight, has the highest concentration of homeless in America.
Skid Row came about under unofficial policy of containment, but now thousands of homeless are spilling out into other areas in LA creating an even greater crisis.
Held on October 26, 2017, the 18th Annual WISEPlace “A Home for the Holidays” took place in Orange, CA celebrating the success stories of women creating better lives. WISEPlace transforms the lives of women every year by providing “safe, affordable transitional housing, healthy meals, financial-empowerment curriculum and employment assistance” helping women escape homelessness and gain independence.