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Learn More About Our Homelessness Strategy

​Oakland’s Permanent Access to Housing (PATH) Strategy aims to end homelessness in the City within 15 years.

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Oakland PATH Strategy
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Oakland PATH Rehousing Initiative 2013 Program Update
Date Posted: September 11th, 2018 @ 12:09 PM
Last Updated: September 13th, 2018 @ 1:03 PM

This strategy uses the Housing First model. This model focuses on housing people living on the street and people without permanent housing.

PATH strategy complements Alameda County’s Homeless and Special Needs Housing Plan, EveryOne Home. Both strategies aim to solve the problem of homelessness instead of managing it.

Currently, we provide emergency shelters and services. We plan to shift toward providing permanent, affordable and supportive housing. We are reviewing and updating the PATH Strategy based on current need assessments.

To end homelessness in Oakland within 15 years, the City needs:

  • Approximately 7,000 units of affordable and supportive housing
  • County, state, federal and private funding along with Oakland’s local dollars
  • Three types of funding: capital dollars, service dollars and operations dollars
  • Strong, dedicated political and business leadership