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Kendra Roberts demonstrates her commitment and passion for older adults every day in her work overseeing affordable housing operations for HumanGood. 

She is especially recognized, however, for efforts to help residents get back on their feet after a fire broke out at the Grand Lake Gardens community in October 2022 in Oakland, CA. Immediate evacuation was necessary, and Grand Lake residents were left without clothing, personal belongings and even basic necessities after the fire. 

Outside of her official duties, Roberts quickly sprang into action and mobilized a team to help provide residents with those items, as well as to find them transportation and temporary housing after the fire. Colleagues say that Roberts embodies the spirit of passion and courage that HumanGood values. She also is involved in efforts to promote a more inclusive work culture through HumanGood’s Inclusion Council.

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