MEDIA ADVISORY PHOTO OP JULY 2, 2020
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Who Created A Successful Covid19 Hotel Pilot Program for Unhoused Residents in Oakland? Unhoused Leaders & Grassroots Advocates Did
OAKLAND CA- Since April 24, 2020, three grassroots homeless advocacy groups have been raising money to move unsheltered Oakland residents into hotels, in an attempt to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Through crowdfunding and social media, the volunteer-run effort has raised nearly $123,000 in donations, and has housed 43 unsheltered Oakland residents in total across two hotels. The program currently has a waiting list of unhoused residents interested in moving in.