HONOLULU — Kaiser Permanente awarded a $150,000 grant to Community Solutions, a national nonprofit that leads the Built for Zero movement, to fund the Partners In Care Veteran Landlord Engagement program. Partners In Care is an alliance of homeless service agencies that manages the continuum of care for individuals experiencing or at risk for homelessness on Oahu.
This is the second year Kaiser Permanente is supporting the Partners In Care Veteran Landlord Engagement Program. The program links landlords and property managers with households currently experiencing or at risk of becoming homeless. It recruits and incentivizes landlords to relax the screening criteria for participating households, and collaborates with social service agencies to provide direct assistance to clients. The grant will enable Partners In Care to conduct outreach to increase the number of landlords signed up as partners on Oahu. LEP follows the success of a similar Partners In Care program that increased the number of housing units available to individuals and families experiencing homelessness. It provides landlords with damage mitigation and flexible funds for incidentals and housing services.
“At Kaiser Permanente, we know that having access to safe, stable housing is critical to one’s physical, mental, and emotional health,” said John Yang, MD, president and medical director, Hawaii Permanente Medical Group. “Ending homelessness is a core piece of Kaiser Permanente’s work to address social health and health equity. We’re honored to continue our partnership with Community Solutions and Partners In Care to support our veterans and end homelessness in our islands.”
Kaiser Permanente is working to improve the conditions for health in the communities it serves. Last year, Kaiser Permanente awarded $300,000 to Community Solutions and Partners In Care to launch the Landlord Engagement Program. The grant helped provide housing assistance to 95 veterans on Oahu.
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