Thursday, September 3 | 9:00am – 10:30am PT
As we find ourselves in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and racial justice awakenings, it’s important to reflect on what we’ve learned and take action towards the new possibilities and opportunities in front of us that can create real and equitable change.
Join funder peers on Thursday, September 3, at the California Homelessness and Housing Policy Funders Network session, held in conjunction with the Housing California 2020 Virtual Un-Conference.
During this session, we'll look at both immediate and long-term strategies across the state that can provide opportunities to engage in and support policy changes as a way of re-imagining homelessness and housing systems to be equitable and just.
Housing California will give us an update on the Roadmap HOME 2030 initiative and how a racial equity analysis is shaping and influencing the blueprint. They'll also provide a look at what the climate is in Sacramento around pushing homelessness and housing policy. Additionally, United Way of Greater Los Angeles will speak to the Re-Imagine L.A. County coalition, what it looks like to work intersectionally around racial justice, and ways philanthropy can be involved in the creation of ballot measures and campaigns.
We will also use this time for thought-partnership and conversations with peers around questions like:
- As you think about or start having conversations around reimagining systems that are equitable and just, what challenges are you facing, both internally or externally?
- What is philanthropy's role in working across sectors in the policy space and sharing power to advance racial and housing justice initiatives?
- In addition to the climate in Sacramento with policymakers, what is the climate around engaging in policy and advocacy opportunities in your organizations? What are you doing now and what support would you need to take it further?
- Chris Ko, Managing Director for Homelessness & Strategic Initiatives, United Way of Greater Los Angeles
- Chris Martin, Legislative Advocate - Homelessness, Housing California
- Luke Villalobos, Legislative Advocate - Land Use & Finance, Housing California
- David Zisser, Associate Director, Housing California
How to Register
To register for the Funders Session, please RSVP below. This California Homelessness & Housing Policy Funder Network session at the Housing California Virtual Un-Conference is free to attend. You DO NOT need to register for the full Housing California Un-Conference to attend this funder session.
You will receive a calendar invite with Zoom information directly from Lauren Bennett.
Participation is limited to private funders in California. Only private funders who are (e.g. foundations, United Ways, corporate giving programs, philanthropy serving organizations, and members of Funders Together) located in California or do grantmaking in California will be allowed to participate. If you have questions about your eligibility, please email Lauren Bennett.