Friday, April 24 | 1:00pm-2:30pm PT
As communities in California grapple with their responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, funders need to also focus on the policy implications of how the response and recovery efforts are executed and the impacts on people experiencing homelessness or housing insecurity.
During disaster recovery, policy implications often get lost due to the nature of urgency and can result in unintended consequences that can hinder progress on efforts to end homelessness. It’s crucial these conversations start happening at the local and state level sooner rather than later. Likewise, the need to move forward with recovery work requires being intentional about prioritizing racial equity in all relief and recovery efforts and policy opportunities.
Join other funders from across California state during this California Homelessness and Housing Policy Funders Network call to hear regional updates and engage in conversation with other funders about what’s top of mind around policy engagement and opportunities to work on while responding to COVID-19, and how this network can support both individual and collective efforts.
This will be an open, dynamic conversation, and participants should be prepared to talk about:
- How has the COVID-19 pandemic and response changed your strategy or shift in focus in 2020 (i.e. demographic focus, more engaged in policy, less engaged in policy, etc.)
- What temporary policies enacted during COVID-19 relief efforts would you like to see made permanent?
- What policies or legislation are your advocacy-focused grantees still hoping to see advanced in 2020? (i.e. Statewide Flex Fund)
- What policies or legislation may be getting pushed during this response and recovery time that should be a policy focus moving forward? (i.e. CalAIM)
How to Join this Call
Participation is limited to private funders in California. Only private funders (e.g. foundations, United Ways, corporate giving programs, philanthropy serving organizations, and members of Funders Together) located in California will be allowed to participate. If you have questions about your eligibility, please email Lauren Bennett.
Please RSVP below and Lauren Bennett, Director of Communications and Policy, will send you a calendar invite with the Zoom call-in information. To make this as engaging as possible, we hope participants will join via videoconference.