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

Co-Sponsored Webinar: Act Now for Housing Stability: Homelessness Prevention during the COVID-19 crisis

Friday, May 1 | 4:00pm ET | 3:00pm CT | 2:00pm MT | 1:00pm PT


The Bay Area’s shelter in place orders have been in place for more than a month, and the strain of our new reality is being felt by everyone. However, our extremely low income community members are facing the most severe impacts from the social distancing orders, shuttered workplaces and schools. Families who were already severely rent burdened and living paycheck to paycheck before this crisis, are facing significant hardship now and are at greater risk of losing their housing and endangering the health of their families. Prior to COVID-19, the number of people experiencing homelessness in the Bay Area was at crisis levels. While short term interventions, like eviction moratoriums, have been put in place they must be linked with ongoing homelessness prevention strategies to support our most vulnerable community members.

Join us for a discussion with leaders in the field about the research, needs on the ground, policy opportunities, and actions philanthropy can take to ensure lasting stable housing for everyone in our community.


  • Jamie Almanza, Executive Director, Bay Area Community Services
  • Tomiquia Moss, Founder & Chief Executive, All Home
  • Margo Kushel, Director, Benioff Homelessness and Housing Initiative, UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations


To register for this webinar, sign up through Northern California Grantmaker's website.

May 01, 2020 at 4:00pm - 5pm

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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