Housing is crucial to every person’s health — that’s why Kaiser Permanente continues to invest in affordable housing in the communities we serve. In 2018, Kaiser Permanente launched a $200 million Thriving Communities Fund to take on housing instability and homelessness, among other community needs. In 2019, as the housing crisis in the San Francisco Bay Area worsens, Kaiser Permanente continues to prioritize housing security with 3 initiatives:
- We established a $100 million loan fund to create and preserve rental homes for low-income residents throughout the areas we serve.
- We committed $5.2 million to keep a 41-unit apartment building affordable in a gentrifying neighborhood of Oakland, California.
- We are working with local partners and governments to end homelessness for 500 people in Oakland — each of whom is over age 50 and has at least one chronic condition.
Kaiser Permanente’s approach to investing in shelter for the homeless is helping us deliver on our mission to improve the health of not just individuals, but also the communities we serve.
Learn more about Kaiser Permanente’s commitment to create stable housing for vulnerable populations.