On May 18, 2018, Kaiser Permanente, a large non-profit managed health care system, announced plans to invest $200 million through its Thriving Communities Fund to address housing stability and homelessness, among other community needs. This is one of the largest private-sector initiatives with a concentration on homelessness.
In the announcement, Bernard J. Tyson, Kaiser Permanente's chairman and chief executive officer, said housing stability is a key factor in overall health and well-being, and that investing in housing stability ultimately serves Kaiser Permanente's core health care business. The investment, classified as an "impact investing commitment," will . . .