End Homelessness with SWB Delivers Outreach Program

End Homelessness with SWB Delivers Outreach Program

From Detra L Harris

Help us service 70 homeless encampments in the San Francisco Bay Area by providing access to immediate housing, permanent affordable housing, housing case management, community resources and financial literacy programs.

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SWB Delivers Outreach Program Services

SWB Delivers Outreach Program was originally formed in 2016 as an extension to Strive Wealth Builders, Inc. give back to our communities' platform.  Community events include, but not limited to, financial literacy workshops, food pantries, housing placements services, coat drives, and collaboration with other nonprofit organizations to best serve low-income communities collectively. In 2021, the founders of Strive Wealth Builders, Inc. formed SWB Delivers Outreach Program as a nonprofit organization operating in California and Pennsylvania.

The corporate office is located at 828 San Pablo Avenue, Suite 106C, Albany, California 94706. Hours of operation is Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm (pacific standard time).  Our staff consist of one full time Program Director, one (1) part-time Housing Counselor, three (3) volunteer Housing Counselors, one (1) part-time Housing Coordinator and two (2) volunteer Program Assistants. The Board of Directors consist of three (4) board members who hold two-year terms.

Company Goals and Objectives The mission of SWB Delivers is to end homelessness and provide financial literacy programs that create wealth in disadvantaged communities. It is our goal to provide affordable housing and support services to families that fall between 20% to 60% AMI by offering housing placement, financial literacy programs, job training and placement, in addition to homeownership opportunities. The strategy prepared to administer these goals are projected in the marketing analysis section of the business plan.

The Problem

On a single night in 2019, roughly 568,000 people were experiencing homelessness in the United States. Nearly two-thirds (63%) were staying in sheltered locations—emergency shelters or transitional housing programs—and more than one-third (37%) were in unsheltered locations such as on the street, in abandoned buildings, or in other places not suitable for human habitation.


While homelessness in most states declined between 2018 and 2019, homelessness in California increased by 16 percent, or 21,306 people. The large increase in California is reflected in a nationwide increase of 3 percent, or 14,885 people experiencing homelessness, between 2019 and 2021.

As of 2021, California is experiencing a shortage of 1.4 million affordable homes given the demand for affordable housing. CA major metro areas have higher rates of severe rent burden (renters who spend more than 50% of their household income on rent) than the average U.S. metro area.

Black people have experienced over representation in the criminal justice system, housing segregation and employment discrimination, which have led to their disproportionate representation in the homeless population.

In California, 72% of people experiencing homelessness are unsheltered, which is the highest share of unsheltered homelessness of any state. People experiencing unsheltered homelessness are far more likely to face health challenges, violence and trauma, and longer lengths of homelessness than people staying in shelters.


On any given day, over 15,000 Pennsylvanians are known to be homeless and in the Balance of State areas, the more rural regions over 8,000 individuals including children were experiencing homelessness either being on the streets, doubled up with family or friends, or in shelters.

Over half (53.3%) of the homeless population were Black or African American. White persons also accounted for 40.9% of the homeless population. Just under six percent of Pennsylvania's homeless individuals were of another race.  Of the 14,138 homeless persons, 10.2% reported a Hispanic or Latino origin.

Nearly 2,000 homeless individuals were victims of domestic abuse during 2017 in Pennsylvania. Just under 1,500 homeless individuals were chronically homeless. Finally, nearly 1,000 homeless individuals in the Commonwealth were veterans.

The Solution

SWB Delivers will provide services to the following population. Program beneficiaries include homeless individuals over the age of 18 years old, low-income households between 20% to 60% AMI, mature persons ages 62 and older, veterans and disabled persons. We serve the following population:

Other Ways You Can Help

We also accept in-kind donations for permanent housing placement program participants to furnish their homes, food for groceries, work clothing for men and women.

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