Homelessness in the Bay Area:
What is Working to Address the Region’s Homelessness Crisis and Where Do We Go from Here?
As the first of a two-part series on solutions to homelessness, please join us on Tuesday, April 13 for a panel discussion with three prominent Bay Area housing and community development leaders who are finding regional and local solutions to the homelessness crisis in the Bay Area and advocating for change and calling for action to end homelessness. Representatives of All Home will discuss its regional approach to ending homelessness and efforts to implement a Regional Action Plan, and the leader of Bay Area Community Services will discuss its successful local programs focused on moving people quickly into a diversity of permanent housing options.
The second program looks beyond the Bay Area for answers and is scheduled on June 8 for an in depth conversation with Shayne Ramsey, the Chief Executive Officer of BC Housing in British Columbia, an international leader in innovative and informed social housing solutions.Our speakers Tomiquia Moss
With more than 20 years of leadership experience, Tomiquia Moss is locally and nationally recognized as a dynamic nonprofit and public sector leader with expertise in housing and community development. Currently, Ms. Moss serves as the Founder and CEO of All Home, a new organization dedicated to finding regional solutions to the homelessness and housing crisis in the Bay Area. Before establishing All Home, Ms. Moss served as the CEO of Hamilton Families, a San Francisco organization offering housing services for families experiencing homelessness, and previously served directly under mayors of both San Francisco and Oakland. She holds a Masters’ Degree in public administration from Golden Gate University.
With over 25 years of non-profit experience, Gail Gilman joins All Home as its Chief Strategy Officer and as the former CEO of Community Housing Partnership. During her time there, Gail spearheaded the local and national conversation on shifting success measurements and outcomes in supportive housing and creating a housing ladder.
She has also been extensively involved in regional and national public policy efforts, including most recently as Political Director for San Francisco's 2019 $600M housing bond. Gail presently serves on California’s Homeless Coordinating and Financing Council (appointed by the Governor) and is a City & County of San Francisco Port Commissioner (appointed by the Mayor). Gail holds a Master’s of Non-Profit Administration from the University of San Francisco.
Jamie Almanza is the Executive Director of Bay Area Community Services (BACS) and has dedicated more than 20 years to uplifting vulnerable community members across California. BACS has opened over 25 new programs in the last 9 years under Ms. Almanza’s leadership. Ms. Almanza led an unprecedented “sprint” to end homelessness, with partner Kaiser Permanente, to rapidly house 515 homeless seniors in Oakland – hitting this target in just 7 months.
Ms. Almanza received her MBA from Mills College, and was awarded a full MBA scholarship as part of the 10,000 Woman Initiative to promote global woman leadership. Ms. Almanza has presented local and regional approaches in a TEDx talk, and in numerous health and homelessness panels.