NewDEALers Innovate to Tackle Homelessness
With affordable housing among the biggest challenges facing cities across the country, NewDEAL Mayors are implementing innovative solutions addressing homelessness in their communities. In Oakland, Mayor Libby Schaaf applauds the success of the Keep Oakland Housed initiative. Learn more about the program, which prevents residents from losing their housing by providing legal representation, emergency financial assistance, and supportive services. In less than 1.5 years, the City has kept 2,117 households, and about 4,000 individuals from losing their housing. Meanwhile, in Montgomery, AL, Mayor Steve Reed, who was just elected in the fall, launched his Feed the Meter for the Homeless effort this week in partnership with the Mid-Alabama Coalition for the Homeless. Read more about the special green parking meters installed downtown that will offer residents a way to donate directly to support central Alabama agencies working to address homelessness.