City of San Leandro – Homeless Compact
In March 2016, the City of San Leandro (human services and police departments), partnered with Building Futures with Women & Children (a local nonprofit service provider) and the Rental Housing Association of Southern Alameda County (a landlord association) to form the San Leandro Homeless Compact, a collaborative dedicated to providing long-term housing and services to chronically homeless individuals in San Leandro. The compact represents the first of its kind in Northern California. The model features a housing first approach given the difficult housing and rental market. However, the key component of the compact is the collaboration between local government, non-profit and landlords to secure housing in tandem with vital services. The compact will provide 25 housing units for chronically homelessness individuals in San Leandro. The Rental Housing Association, along with the compact, will help coordinate landlords to provide the housing while Building Futures will provide a variety of supportive services for individuals staying in the units. Participants will be assigned case managers to help coordinate not only health services, but prepare them for success and independence.
The Compact is funded by a combination of city and county funding and HUD vouchers.