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  • Physical and Mental health – Crisis intervention, counseling, children’s health insurance
  • Employment Assistance -Job search help, unemployment benefits, education programs
  • Seniors Support – Adult Day Care, meals, transportation
  • Volunteer Opportunities, Disaster Recovery, Free Tax Prep, Holiday Help, Summer Lunch Programs
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News Archive

Alameda County Leaders Meet to Address Homelessness Crisis

The Alameda County Board of Supervisors convened an historic meeting of regional leaders to discuss the deepending homelessness problem and to promote increased collaboration. View complete meeting materials here. 
Press Release...

Alameda County Commits More than $125 Million in Measure A1 Bond Funds to Affordable Housing Projects

The Alameda County Board of Supervisors commits more than $125 million in voter-approved bond funds to support affordable housing, including units dedicated to homeless individuals, across the County.
Board Letter...

Alameda County Moves to Ease Homelessness in Unincorporated Areas

The Alameda County Board of Supervisors approved a plan to spend $10.5 million over the next three years to reduce homelessness and serve homeless residents in the County's unincorporated areas. Press Release...

Alameda County to Spend $340 Million to Fight Homelessness

Alameda County will spend $340 million to tackle its growing homelessness crisis over the next three years. News Article...

Alameda County Acts to Curb Homelessness as Winter Approaches

To address a growing homelessness problem, Alameda County is launching several initiatives to provide emergency shelter and bolster a wide range of support services to prevent homelessness and assist people struggling to survive without proper places to live.  Press release...

Alameda County Approves FY 2018-19 Budget

The Alameda County Board of Supervisors approves final budget for FY 2018-19 that addresses key challenges including homelessness and scarcity of affordable housing. Press release...

Board Approves $1.4 Million in Immediate Impact Grants to Cities

The Alameda County Board of Supervisors approves $1.4 million in Unsheltered Homeless Immediate Impact grants for the City Partnership program. Board letter...

Board Creates $1.9 Million Homelessness Immediate Impact Fund

The Alameda County Board of Supervisors designates $1.9 million in one-time prior year funds as the Alameda County Homelessness Immediate Impact Fund. Board letter....