A Healthcare Giant Enters the Battle for Cheaper Housing
Housing is healthcare. That’s a common refrain among leaders working on public health issues that range from substance abuse to food insecurity. Fighting poverty and homelessness, and treating the many negative health outcomes associated with living outside shelter, starts with helping people secure safe, affordable housing. It’s the bedrock tenet of the “housing first” movement.
The healthcare giant Kaiser Permanente, a member of the Mayors & CEOs coalition, has pledged to invest $200 million in affordable housing and homelessness over the next two to three years. Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf encouraged Kaiser, which is headquartered in Oakland, to make the commitment, says Brooks Rainwater, director for the National League of Cities’ Center for City Solutions (and an occasional CityLab contributor).
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