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We believe that everyone deserves a safe place to call home. That's why all of
Building Futures' programs and services prioritize linking our clients with housing.


Building Futures is a Housing First agency. That means the primary aim of our programs and services is ending our clients’ homelessness by housing them as quickly as possible and then providing the supportive services they need.

Building Futures was one of the original Housing First adopters in Alameda County. We have over 10 years of experience providing Housing First services in all our programs, and seven years’ experience providing Rapid Re-housing and Homelessness Prevention financial assistance and support services that have helped thousands to end their homelessness or avert becoming homeless.

All of Building Futures’ client services are flexible, voluntary, client driven, trauma informed, and harm reduction-based. 

  • Bessie Coleman Court: 52 units of permanent supportive housing for formerly homeless survivors of domestic violence, at Alameda Point.
  • Our Housing Resource Center provides literally homeless individuals and families with housing services that are referred by 211.
  • Welcome Home San Leandro provides street outreach, permanent housing and supportive services to high needs, chronically homeless San Leandro residents.
  • At the North County Family Housing Resource Center (AKA “The Family Front Door”), we collaborate with the City of Oakland, East Oakland Community Project, and the Oakland Housing Authority to serve as a one-stop service hub for homeless North Alameda County families.
  • Building Futures leads the San Leandro Homelessness and Housing Task Force.
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