Eligibility: Low-income young adults with serious and/or chronic mental illness (Axis I diagnoses) who are between the ages of 18 and 24 years old and are homeless or at risk of being homeless.
Program Synopsis: An 18-unit partially-subsidized permanent supportive housing complex for young adults with mental health disabilities.
About the Program:
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 four buildings, adjacent but separate from the Fred Finch Youth Center 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 enrolled in college with a vast majority of tenants working part-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 mailroom settings or offices, or doing baking or massage–employment areas with which the vocational rehabilitation department has significant experience. Of those participants in school, many are studying computer-related topics, the trades, or are in film school. There are 1 to 2 move-outs per year, with tenants having an average length of stay of 4 to 5 years.
For more information, contact Program Director Charles Houston at 510-336-9250.
Coolidge Court 3850 Coolidge Avenue, Oakland, California 94602