Kaiser Permanente plays a critical role in the health and well-being of every community in which we exist. One of the major problems going on in many of the communities around America is homelessness and the issue of affordable housing. We have been actively engaged in helping to solve this problem. You know some may think that the issue of homelessness is outside of the field of medical care. We don’t at Kaiser Permanente. It is one of the factors that affects the health of individuals as well as the communities in which we exist. We believe that in the 21st century, no one should sleep on the streets of America and consider that acceptable..