A national network of funders supporting strategic, innovative, and effective solutions to homelessness

Christopher Wiggins

  • Webinar: Are Housing Vouchers Contributing to Racial and Economic Segregation for Families with Children?

    Wednesday, May 8 | 1pm ET | 12pm CT | 11am MT | 10am PT

    The Housing Choice Voucher Program helps families access affordable and stable housing, avoid homelessness, and make ends meet. When implemented properly, vouchers can give low-income families equitable choices about where to live, including the chance to live in lower-poverty, higher-opportunity neighborhoods and help public housing agencies meet their legal obligation to address housing discrimination and segregation. But is that what is actually happening?

    The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities recently conducted an analysis on the location of families with children using housing vouchers. This is the first metropolitan-level analysis, to CBPP’s knowledge, to explore the concentration of families using vouchers across multiple neighborhood characteristics, including poverty rate, an opportunity index, and the share of residents who are people of color.  

    Join this webinar to learn more about these findings, which can help us better understand how local voucher programs perform relative to the local housing market and identify areas for improvement. We’ll share highlights from the analysis and discuss how funders can think about these findings and their investments in their communities. 

    Speakers: 

    • Alicia Mazzara, Senior Research Analyst, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities 

    Please note: This webinar is only open to members of Funders Together, private funders, United Ways, and philanthropy-serving organizations. If you have questions about participating, please contact Stephanie Chan, Director of Membership and Programs, at stephanie@FundersTogether.org  

    If you are not logged into the Funders Together website, times are in eastern time. If you are logged in, time should reflect your current time zone.

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  • Webinar: Investing in Change - Supporting Advocacy and Policy Work

    Thursday, March 28 | 2pm ET | 1pm CT | 12pm MT | 11am PT

    How can philanthropy make the case for funding advocacy to end homelessness? Uncertain whether you can fund grantees that lobby? What’s philanthropy’s role in educating new members of Congress on housing and homelessness issues? What does it look like to support local ballot initiative work?

    Funders Together is partnering with Alliance for Justice to answers these questions and more! We'll also hear from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation and Chan Zuckerberg Initiative on how they are focusing on advocacy and policy work, including lifting up voices of lived experience and political will building.

    This session covers:

    • Reasons for philanthropy to support advocacy and policy work;
    • Definitions of lobbying, and activities that are exceptions to the definitions of lobbying, including those which are permissible for private foundations;
    • Rules for private and public foundation grants to nonprofits that lobby, including general support, specific project, and multi-year grants;
    • How funders can educate and inform incoming Congressional leader on issues that affect housing and homelessness policy; and
    • Supporting local efforts, such as ballot initiatives and narrative change campaigns.

    View our previous webinar with Alliance for Justice, Advocacy 101 for Funders

    Please note: This webinar is only open to members of Funders Together, private funders, United Ways, and philanthropy-serving organizations. If you have questions about participating, please contact Stephanie Chan, Director of Membership and Programs, at stephanie@FundersTogether.org  

    If you are not logged into the Funders Together website, times are in eastern time. If you are logged in, time should reflect your current time zone.

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    March 28, 2019 at 2pm
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