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

Housing-Based Solutions Can End Homelessness


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We know what works.  Philanthropy can help take it to scale.

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Understanding the Connections Between Family Homelessness and TANF: Tips for Funders

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Today, in every state, a family that relies entirely on TANF for income cannot cover the cost of fair market rent. Funders can play an important role in addressing the gaps.

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The Power of Funders Networks and Collaboratives: Recap of our Los Angeles Meeting

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On March 10, the Los Angeles Homeless Funders Group hosted nearly 50 foundations to talk about the role of funders networks and collaboratives in preventing and ending homelessness.

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What We’ve Learned about What Works to End Chronic Homelessness

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The 100,000 Homes Campaign is using data to end and prevent homelessness - and you can too.

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USICH: A Valued Partner in Our Work to End Homelessness

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USICH has been instrumental in our efforts to rethink the systems that have allowed homelessness to persist.

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Making Public Housing Work for Families (Part 3 of 3)

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The final post in a three-part series on The Fairfield County Community Foundation's efforts to improve the lives of families in Connecticut.

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Making Public Housing Work for Families (Part 2 of 3)

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The second post in a three-part series on The Fairfield County Community Foundation's efforts to improve the lives of families in Connecticut.

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Making Public Housing Work for Families (Part 1 of 3)

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The first post in a three-part series on The Fairfield County Community Foundation's efforts to improve the lives of families in Connecticut.

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Inadequate and Inconsistent TANF Funding is Driving Families into Homelessness

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Funders Together's new interactive map demonstrates the shortcomings of the TANF program in preventing family homelessness in the United States.

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Looking Ahead: An Update from the Staff of Funders Together

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We are excited for 2014!  Here's a look at what we're doing and how you can plug in.

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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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