BACS is using a unique approach to end homelessness: they buy ‘a house a year’ for less than the cost of a new studio, then use those 6-bedroom sites to provide permanent housing to people with complex physical or mental health issues. BACS owns single-family housing across the Bay Area, embedded in communities. BACS’ homes prevent isolation while promoting health and independence. They promote dignity by guaranteeing private bedrooms in homes embedded in the community. Clients share in cooking and other house activities, while receiving ongoing support. Each resident is paired with a care coordinator to help them attain independent living skills in a supportive environment, including job support and mental health support. Residents learn skills by sharing responsibilities for cleaning, paying bills, and running their household.

Strategy
House/Stabilize
County
Alameda
Contra Costa
Marin
Napa
San Francisco
San Mateo
Santa Clara
Solano
Sonoma
Area
Regional
Partners
  • BACS