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Local Learning: Homelessness Policy Update in LA

Funders Together to End Homelessness – Los Angeles Network is pleased to invite private philanthropic funders to our next event on October 8Federal and State Policy Update on Homelessness.

About the Event:
The current unpredictable federal administration, a forthcoming election and a new state governor of California are only a few of the dynamics creating a rapidly changing political climate. What does this mean for philanthropy’s efforts to eradicate homelessness? Please join us for an in-depth conversation with federal and state policy experts for an update on the current state of housing and homelessness policy. Bring all of your most pressing questions around policy changes and the challenges and opportunities ahead to our dynamic panel of guests, including Nan Roman from the National Alliance to End Homelessness, Sharon Rapport from the Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH), Christopher Martin of Housing California, and Eric Ares from United Way of Greater Los Angeles.

RSVP with your name, organization and title to Emma Heffernan ([email protected]). Please note that this invitation is nontransferable. Should you have a specific question for our panelists related to homelessness policy, please feel free to include them in advance with your RSVP.


  • Nan Roman
  • Sharon Rapport
  • Christopher Martin
  • Eric Ares

FTEH-LA Steering Committee
Andrea Iloulian, Conrad N. Hilton Foundation
Chris Hubbard, California Community Foundation
Emily Bradley, United Way of Greater Los Angeles
David Howden, Corporation for Supportive Housing
Rosa Benitez, Weingart Foundation

*This event takes place at 12:00pm PT.

October 08, 2018 at 12:00pm - 3pm
United Way of Greater Los Angeles
1150 S Olive St
4th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90015
United States
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Emma Heffernan ·

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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