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Amanda Andere

  • 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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  • published Thank you for the proximity to hope in Blog 2017-12-20 18:37:38 -0500

    Thank You for the Proximity to Hope

    I was recently asked what was the most meaningful part of my work with Funders Together. Without hesitation, I answered with what I reflect on daily: I am blessed to be among people who tirelessly work for their community, our country, and, most importantly, people they may never meet; because they believe ending homelessness is imperative to our humanity. That housing is not only a basic right, it is the pathway to opportunity.

     

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