Monday, March 16 | 2:00pm PT
In response to the practices and efficacy of Housing First being questioned, communities and policymakers are starting to focus on the rise of unsheltered homelessness through criminalization and the proposal of other “solutions” that will not result real systems change. It is imperative for philanthropy to come together and determine how to strategically ensure the implementation and scaling of real solutions that end homelessness.
It is especially critical for philanthropy to use their dollars and voice to build political will so that mayors, governors, and other local policymakers direct resources toward under-funded solutions such as housing vouchers, permanent supportive housing, and behavioral health services. Philanthropy also has a role to play in ensuring that that people experiencing homelessness are not warehoused out of sight, arrested for being homeless, or subjected to measures that will perpetuate cycles of homelessness and housing instability.
Join Funders Together to End Homelessness for a funder meeting in Seattle, WA before the Housing First Partners Conference to discuss what’s happening locally and federally around homelessness and how funders can respond. During this meeting, we will share how our communities are responding to current proposed policy changes related to homelessness and housing, discuss how we should respond, and name ways to learn and act together.
You do not need to be registered for the Housing First Partners Conference to attend this meeting.
Date: Monday, March 16, 2020
Time: 2:00 - 4:30 pm PT
Registration for this meeting is now closed. If you have any questions about participating, please email Stephanie Chan, please contact Stephanie Chan, Director of Membership and Programs at Funders Together to End Homelessness.
Please note that participation in this meeting is limited to private funders, including foundations, United Ways, corporate giving programs, individual philanthropists, and philanthropy serving organizations (PSOs). If you have questions about your eligibility to register, please contact Stephanie Chan, Director of Membership and Programs at Funders Together to End Homelessness.
1900 5th Ave
Seattle, WA 98101
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