On this edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss what it will take to prevent even more people from becoming homeless.
A new program in Oakland, California has kept nearly 500 households from losing their homes. The $9 million project, Keep Oakland Housed, was launched last year. Nonprofit groups provide legal representation, emergency financial assistance, and supportive services to keep people from being forced onto the streets. What will it take to expand programs like this?
Joe Wilson, executive director of Hospitality House
Karen Erickson, housing and financial services director for Catholic Charities of the East Bay
San Jose Mercury News: Nearly 500 families won’t become homeless, thanks to new Oakland housing program
Christian Science Monitor: Oakland’s plan to battle homelessness: Stop it before it starts
National Coalition for the Homeless: Why Are People Homeless?