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Policy Update: The Latest Federal FY18 Budget Developments

Due to low registration, we are canceling this call. In its place, we are creating a one-page overview resource, which will be available for members on our website.

With a budget now in place for fiscal year 2018, it's time to dive into the numbers to see what we can expect for housing and homelessness programs funding. There's good news for those working to end homelessness! Two experts will weigh in about what the budget has in store, the impacts on work to end homelessness, and how philanthropy keep the momentum going

  • Steve Berg, Vice President for Programs and Policy
    National Alliance to End Homelessness
  • Sarah Mickelson, Public Policy Senior Director
    National Low Income Housing Coalition

If you have questions, please contact Stephanie at [email protected]

April 17, 2018 at 1:30pm - 2:30pm

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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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