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Local Learning Opportunity: Housing Ends Homelessness: Supportive Housing Development Progress and Opportunities

Monday, April 1, 2019 | 12-2:30 pm PST | Los Angeles
Lunch will be provided

The Funders Together to End Homelessness Los Angeles Network is pleased to invite private philanthropic funders to our next event on April 1, "Housing Ends Homelessness: Supportive Housing Development Progress and Opportunities." In November 2016, voters in the City of Los Angeles approved Proposition HHH, a $1.2B housing bond to support the production of an additional 10,000 units of supportive housing. Two years later, California voters approved No Place Like Home, a statewide bond that will bring $230M into LA County this year alone for housing solutions. At the same time, rising development costs and policy barriers threaten our progress. 

What efforts have been implemented, and what else can we do to build faster, cheaper and more effectively? Please join us for an in-depth conversation on supportive housing development and the continued role of philanthropy in accelerating production through lending and investment. You will hear from local development experts Rushmore Cervantes (LA Housing and Community Investment Department), Monique King-Viehland (CDC/HACoLA), Jen Kim (LA County Chief Executive Office), and Ben Winter (Office of Mayor Eric Garcetti), along with a dynamic panel to include Connie Chung (LA County Department of Regional Planning), Matt Glesne (LA Department of City Planning), Lynn Katano (CDC/HACoLA) and Sean Spear (HCIDLA).

Hear about progress on HHH, plans for No Place Like Home, and recent efforts, including:

  • $4.5M awarded to five winners of the County Housing Innovation Challenge
  • $120M pilot program from HHH funding aiming to build 1,000 units in 24 months
  • Home for Good Funders Collaborative releasing an RFP to support developers with scalable ideas

RSVP with your name, organization and title to Emma Heffernan ([email protected]). Please note that this invitation is for private funders and United Ways. The invitation is nontransferable. Should you have a specific question for our panelists, please include with your RSVP.

April 01, 2019 at 12:00pm - 2:30pm
California Community Foundation | Joan Palevsky Center
281 S Figueroa St
Suite 100
Los Angeles, CA 90012
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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