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Co-Sponsored Webinar: Project Homekey: California’s Newest Plan to Address Homelessness

Friday, September 25, 2020 | 9:30-10:30am PT

Funders Together to End Homelessness is excited to co-sponsor this program presented by Northern California Grantmakers, San Diego Grantmakers, and Southern California Grantmakers.

The State of California recently launched Project Homekey as the State’s next phase of response to protect Californians experiencing homelessness from COVID-19. This effort leverages $600 million in CARES Act funding to support counties in acquiring and renovating properties to convert them into service-enriched housing units. As a part of this effort, the State joined with private partners to establish a Services Subsidy Fund that is providing funding to support operating costs for services and wraparound service supports for new state-acquired housing units.

Funders Together is excited to co-sponsor this webinar about the Project Homekey initiative and its progress to-date, hear learnings from key partners, and what roles philanthropy can play to support Project Homekey and other projects that are in the pipeline.


  • Noni Ramos, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Enterprise Community Loan Fund, Inc. (ECLF)
  • Velasquez, Director, California Department of Housing & Community Development
  • John Vu, Vice President of strategy, Kaiser Permanente Community Health


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September 25, 2020 at 9:30am - 10:30am
Lauren Bennett ·

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  • Lauren Bennett
    published this page in Programming 2020-09-23 12:20:14 -0400

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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.

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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.

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