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

The Supportive Housing Industry Forges Ahead

CSH and its partners around the country have succeeded in not only building consensus that supportive housing works, but in also building a supportive housing industry that is well-established and highly innovative.

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HPRP: It Has ‘Transformative Potential’…but is it Tweet-worthy?

Lately, many local news stories have spotlighted the use of HPRP (Homeless Prevention and Rapid re-housing Program) funds and how these funds are saving families and individuals from the streets. 

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Grant-making in the Homelessness Area: One Foundation’s Strategic Initiative to Help End Homelessness in Washington, D.C.

The William S. Abell Foundation decided five years ago that it needed to take a fresh look at its grant-making in the homelessness area since little progress had been made in the District in addressing homelessness. 

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Is There Ever a Good Day to be Homeless?

I’m sure it was the warm sunny weather or a pre-April Fool’s Day idea of a joke but a tweet on Twitter caught my attention yesterday. “Today would be a great day to be homeless."

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Local Philanthropists Lead Effort to End Chronic Homelessness in Tulsa

Three years ago, Gail Richards and Judy Kishner, local philanthropists and cousins, decided to take on their dream of ending chronic homelessness in Tulsa, Oklahoma, by 2012.

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Ohio Interagency Council Adopts PSH Policy Framework

Recently, the Ohio Interagency Council on Homeless and Affordable Housing adopted a new State of Ohio Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) Policy Framework with the goal of creating 6,000 new units of PSH for the most vulnerable households with serious and long term disabilities.

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Exploring the Notion of Public-Private Partnerships to End Homelessness

Just about anyone working to solve the problem of homelessness in our communities recognizes that coordinating public and private efforts is a key ingredient to measurable, sustainable success. 

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Transforming Public Housing into Supportive Communities

A new report entitled, Inclusive Public Housing: Services for the Hard to House presents fascinating new findings regarding the service needs and vulnerability of families living in public housing. 

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Leveraging Influence and Assets

Funders Together members wear many hats in their communities – they act as investors, spokespersons, issue experts and mentors. One of the most important tools that any funder can use is its own reputation and influence. 

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Ending Homelessness Among Veterans

Yes, this is a bold statement.

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We joined Funders Together because we believe in the power of philanthropy to play a major role in ending homelessness, and we know we have much to learn from funders across the country.

-Christine Marge, Director of Housing and Financial Stability at United Way of Greater Los Angeles

I am thankful for the local partnerships here in the Pacific Northwest that we’ve been able to create and nurture thanks to the work of Funders Together. Having so many of the right players at the table makes our conversations – and all of our efforts – all the richer and more effective.

-David Wertheimer, Deputy Director at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Very often a lack of jobs and money is not the cause of poverty, but the symptom. The cause may lie deeper in our failure to give our fellow citizens a fair chance to develop their own capacities, in a lack of education and training, in a lack of medical care and housing, in a lack of decent communities in which to live and bring up their children.

-President Lyndon B. Johnson, 1964 State of the Union Address

Funders Together has given me a platform to engage the other funders in my community. Our local funding community has improved greatly to support housing first models and align of resources towards ending homelessness.

-Leslie Strnisha, Vice President at Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland

Our family foundation convenes local funders and key community stakeholders around strategies to end homelessness in Houston. Funders Together members have been invaluable mentors to us in this effort, traveling to our community to share their expertise and examples of best practices from around the nation.

-Nancy Frees Fountain, Managing Director at The Frees Foundation


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