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This report by Housing Action Illinois and the Lawyers’ Committee for Better Housing (LCBH) explores how an eviction filing on the public record is a serious obstacle to finding housing for people whose cases did not result in them actually getting evicted.


This report from Community Solutions, funded by JPMorgan Chase, documents our journey from the end of the 100,000 Homes Campaign to the present— a journey that has seen seven US communities end veteran homelessness and three US communities end chronic homelessness, the first ever to do so. In all, the 77 communities participating in our Built for Zero initiative have connected...


While many communities across the country are working to end homelessness, too few have adopted legal protections to help renters find, and stay in, housing. This report explores the links between housing instability and homelessness as well as the laws that can reduce housing instability.


This report updates the progress and early outcomes for four supportive housing projects funded by the Missouri Foundation for Health as part of its Show Me Healthy Housing program.


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...


A statement from Funders Together to End Homelessness on Dr. Ben Carson's confirmation as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development


Founded in 1959, The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation is one of the largest private foundations in the country. Located in Owings Mills, Maryland, outside of Baltimore, the Foundation focuses on granting in both the U.S. and Israel to nonprofits that serve low-income and vulnerable populations.


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.


The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland works to improve the lives of those most in need with special attention to families, women and children living in poverty. The foundation works to end homelessness in Cuyahoga County and to reduce health disparities and improve educational opportunities in Cleveland’s Central Neighborhood.


The HealthSpark Foundation is a private, independent foundation providing support to organizations that serve the unmet health and/or human service needs of residents living in and organizations serving Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.


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Imagine yourself a single parent without a job, determined to lift your young family out of the misery of homelessness and into the security of stable housing. You need to work – and you want to work – but your first priority, understandably, is finding a place for your family to live.


Featured Member: United Way Broward County


Funders Together CEO, Amanda Andere, shares why it is so important to use the powerful tool of influence and story telling to end homelessness.


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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. 


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Funders Together Los Angeles hosted a panel discussion to examine traditional workforce models, the current role social enterprises play in employing LA’s homeless and formerly homeless communities, and new opportunities in the field.


How can we better connect the systems serving older adults and people experiencing homelessness?


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As we've been learning about the many different crises that can catapult a family into homelessness, we've developed a version 2.0 response to family homelessness. What is it?


We support Opening Doors, the Federal strategic plan to prevent and end homelessness. 1. To end homelessness, start with a home. 2. Open pathways to meaningful and stable employment to prevent homelessness. 3. Prevent a new generation from becoming homeless.


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Beginning in 2009, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation supported a pilot program to prevent homelessness for survivors of domestic violence and their families. Here's what they learned.



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Hint: stable housing, great schools, and strong communities are key pillars of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's Pacific Northwest initiatives.



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Philanthropy was a catalyst for the funding of the National Housing Trust Fund, which will increase access to housing for low-income families.


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Exploring new opportunities to connect health services in housing for both individuals and families recovering from homelessness


In 2013 the Melville Charitable Trust—the largest foundation in the United States exclusively devoted to preventing and ending homelessness—announced a new grantmaking strategy. In this interview, Executive Director Janice Elliott talks about the work that has helped define their renewed approach and the valuable lessons learned that have brought clarity to the role that the Trust and other foundations can...


United Way of Pierce County is committed to making measurable improvements in the lives of people in our community. Our mission is best executed when we identify critical issues and then use your gift to fund a combination of programs and initiatives to best address those issues.


Families who experience homelessness often face significant difficulties, from providing an adequate education for their children, to something as basic as having enough to eat. Parents experiencing homelessness are frequently separated from their children, who may be sent into foster care and group homes, alone and without a stable, loving family for support.