An 18-unit, permanent, supportive housing program designed to assist transitioning young adults 18-24 obtain and maintain independent, permanent housing. The complex consists of individual studio apartments in a small housing complex comprised of three buildings, adjacent but separate from the Fred Finch campus. The setting is very suburban, on a quiet street in Oakland, CA.
Tenants pay 30% of their gross income towards rent. Any services tenants receive are voluntary. Nearly 40% of Coolidge Court tenants are invested in furthering their education with a vast majority of tenants working part or full-time (25 to 30 hours per week), in school part-time, or a combination of the two activities at any given time. Most jobs tend to be in retail settings or with security guard companies. Of those participants in school, many are studying creative arts, psychology and health care topics. There are 1 to 2 move-outs per year.
Low-income young adults between the ages of 18 and 24 years old who are homeless or at risk of being homeless and disabled with needs for services that are offered in the project.