What does systems change to end homelessness look like? What is the funder's role in creating effective systems?
What are the key takeaways?
While bringing together diverse stakeholders is a necessary step towards ending homelessness, it is not sufficient. Too often people convene to talk, learn best practices, and plan without making necessary changes in their own behavior. Too often they acknowledge that they know what should be done, but then fail to follow through because doing so may compromise immediate self-interests for...
In order to end and prevent homelessness, we need adequate and affordable housing as well as appropriate income and employment opportunities. Funders Together supports:
Employment opportunities are key to the prevention of, and successful transition out of, homelessness. Without a viable income many individuals, families and youth are unable to sustain housing over the long term. Therefore, funding programs that support employment services for vulnerable populations is an effective strategy for ending and reducing homelessness.
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