On Saturday, May 20, 2023 from 1-4pm, SHCLA, a nonprofit community land trust, hosted a community gathering at the Oakland Museum of California to highlight our work creating and preserving permanent supportive housing.
Stay tuned for SHCLA's next annual event.
The event brought together elected officials, board & care operators / residents, and members of the community to learn more about SHCLA’s innovative project which has the potential to radically transform how we house and care for individuals in need.
SHCLA works with families to purchase interests in homes (e.g., lifetime leases), and partners with board and care operators to prevent their closure and expand their operations. By reducing the cost of real estate for property owners, SHCLA increases the chance they will be able to operate supportive housing more sustainably in the long-term.
The event also provided an opportunity for attendees to learn more about how they can partner with SHCLA to help create a brighter future for those living with mental health issues. As quoted by one member of SHCLA: “Our goal is simple - we want everyone living with mental health issues across Alameda County to have access to stable housing and supportive services that allow them to live dignified lives.”
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“I want housing that feels safe.”