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A Home for All: Strategies for Supporting Housing Affordability Across Immigrant and Refugee Communities

Monday, September 18, 2023 | 3:00pm ET, 2:00pm CT, 1:00pm MT, 12:00pm PT
Host: Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees

Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees |

As the housing affordability crisis in America continues unabated, communities of color – particularly Black and Latinx households – experience its impacts disproportionately, including being rent burdened, evicted, and foreclosed on at higher rates than other communities. Immigrants and refugees often face the same affordability challenges, which can then be exacerbated by additional linguistic, economic, and legal barriers.

As a funder, what does it mean then to be attentive to the needs of immigrants and refugees within the context of a broader housing crisis? How can funding strategies contribute to better housing outcomes across a diversity of households? Join Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees (GCIR) and Funders Together for a discussion with immigrant justice field leaders from different cities to address these questions as we explore the intersection of housing justice and immigrant justice.



Please RSVP for this webinar using the button below. You will receive your unique Zoom link from GCIR staff once your registration is approved. Register by Friday, September 15th (5pm PT/8pm ET).



This webinar will take place via Zoom. If you have any questions about the webinar, please contact Stephanie Cerda-Ocampo, Program Assistant at GCIR. This webinar will last one hour.


September 18, 2023 at 3:00pm - 4pm

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  • Jack Zhang
    published this page in Programming 2023-08-18 09:16:51 -0400

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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