Berkeley Food and Housing Project
Roads Home Program
Berkeley Food & Housing Project (BFHP) has a long history of quickly obtaining safe and secure housing for veterans experiencing homelessness, providing employment assistance, improving clients’ wellbeing, and providing supportive services to keep them housed. The region BFHP serves has one of the highest rates of homelessness in the nation, and over the past two years, the extraordinary circumstance of COVID-19 has dramatically increased BFHP’s overall program costs. BFHP’s existing Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) contracts cover basic costs for transitional, rapid re-housing, and employment support, but do not cover complementary services such as outreach, home supplies, and food. BFHP administers multiple programs providing employment and social service support to veteran households experiencing homelessness across five Northern California counties including Alameda, Contra Costa, Sonoma, Solano and Amador.
This BWF grant will provide food support, household supplies (small kitchen appliances, furniture, bedding, kitchen supplies, etc.), employment readiness supplies, and transportation support. With this NFL-BWF Healthy Lifestyles and Creating Community grant, BFHP will ensure at least 500 veterans experiencing homelessness and/or food insecurity regain self-sufficiency in their communities by providing resources for them to access and maintain stable housing, food, and employment services.