For most people experiencing homelessness, it is a temporary crisis, usually lasting a few weeks. Most turn first to their personal support systems--staying with family or friends, for example--while trying to get back on their feet. But when those social supports fail, people turn to public resources in their community as a last resort. A fraction of people become "chronically...
Additional Chronic Homelessness Resources
Communities are working tirelessly to reach functional zero in chronic and veteran homelessness. What can philanthropy do to help take the last critical steps to reaching zero?
In December, we asked Beth Sandor from Community Solutions what we need to do differently to create large scale change in homelessness. She outlined the tools and systems change work that the...
Community Solutions knows that in order to create large scale change, we need to think differently. In this webinar we heard what they learned from the 100,000 Homes and Zero:2016 Campaigns and, specifically, what didn't work.
So far, seven communities have reached functional zero in veteran homelessness and three in chronic homelessness. What does it take for communities to take that last...
Ann Sewill, Vice President of Housing & Economic Opportunity at the California Community Foundation, explains the Foundation's recent advocacy work around Los Angeles's Proposition HHH and the outcome of this support from a public-private coalition.
On the heels of the launch of the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty's Housing Not Handcuffs campaign, Maria Foscarinis explores how the criminalization of homelessness affects efforts to end and prevent it and the important role philanthropy can play in the fight against it.
On June 23rd, FTEH Board Member David Wertheimer spoke in Orlando, FL, at The Road Home Breakfast gathering of the Central Florida Commission on Homelessness. Still reeling from the shock of the deadly attack against the LGBTQ community at the Pulse nightclub that took 49 young lives and wounded 53 others, the city’s officials nonetheless...
What happens when cities start to declare homelessness as an "emergency"? Where do we go from here? Funders Together Board Member, David Wertheimer of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation explores how these declarations can aid the fight to end and prevent homelessness.
How can we better connect the systems serving older adults and people experiencing homelessness?
Highlights from the 2014 gathering of public sector partners, key stakeholders, grantees, and experts to share and advance the collective effort to end chronic homelessness in Los Angeles.
Reflections on our 2014 Funders Institute
The 100,000 Homes Campaign is using data to end and prevent homelessness - and you can too.
This paper from the Economic Roundtable provides tools for identifying homeless individuals with acute needs, the highest public costs when homeless, and the greatest reduction in public costs when housed.
The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation hosted over 80 local stakeholders for the third annual Chronic Homelessness Initiative Convening at the California Science Center in downtown Los Angeles.
The Building Tulsa, Building Lives capital campaign to end chronic homelessness continues to expand and develop. As a result, with more housing development, chronic homelessness in Tulsa, Oklahoma has decreased.
Over the last couple of months, an abundance of useful homelessness resources have become available. These are our recommended reads for funders.
A group of funders in Los Angeles—both philanthropic and public― recently announced a single $42 million Request for Proposals for projects providing housing and supportive services for people identified as chronically homeless.
Many positive changes have been made around homelessness in Los Angeles.
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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