Home. It’s the root our lives grow from. Our health, ability to find and keep a job, success at school, and connection to our communities is dependent on having stable housing. Yet across the Bay Area, finding and keeping a home has slipped out of reach for many people in our communities.
Our housing crisis has created a stark juxtaposition – construction cranes pop up to build primarily market rate and luxury housing, while tent encampments bloom on our sidewalks. The tents visibly remind us that our neighbors have lost their homes, but many more people experiencing homelessness remain out of sight – living in their cars or moving around to stay with friends or family when they can. People of color, particularly Black and Native Americans, have been especially impacted due to the long history of policies excluding them from equal access to housing, community supports, and opportunities for economic mobility.
What are communities doing to protect and provide stable housing for those at risk of losing their homes or experiencing homelessness? How are they protecting housing stability for long standing communities of color under pressure from gentrification? From stepping up rapid rehousing and prevention services, to providing more permanent supportive housing, to increasing navigation centers and better coordinating across systems that support people experiencing homelessness, cities around the Bay are intensifying their efforts to respond to the crisis.
Join us to:
- Hear from leaders in San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley, and Santa Clara who are spearheading multi-faceted efforts to keep people housed, stably rehouse those experiencing homelessness, and provide the support our most vulnerable community members need to thrive
- Discuss the role philanthropy can play to support these efforts. This briefing is the first in a series in partnership between Funders Together and Northern California Grantmakers
We hope you can join us for this important conversation.
- Joanne Karchmer, Deputy Chief of Staff and Director of Legislative Affairs at the Mayor's Office, City of Oakland
- Jeff Kositsky, Director, Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing, City of San Francisco
- Jennifer Loving, Chief Executive Officer, Destination Home
- Jacquelyn McCormick, Senior Advisor to the Mayor, City of Berkeley
- Cynthia Nagendra, Director, the Alliance Center for Capacity Building, National Alliance to End Homelessness (moderator)
- Mayor Libby Schaaf, Mayor of the City of Oakland
*Please note this event takes place at 1:30 pm PT
160 Spear St
San Francisco, CA 94105
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