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Local Learning: Increasing Latino Homelessness – What’s Happening, Why, and What to Do About It

Los Angeles - Virtual | Monday, May 1, 2023 | 10:30AM -12:00PM PT  

Co-Sponsor: Southern California Grantmakers


Earlier this year, the National Alliance to End Homelessness (NAEH) released the report, “Increasing Latino Homelessness – What’s Happening, Why, and What to Do About It.” Latinx experiencing homelessness increased by 8% between 2020 and 2022, with a 16% increase in those who were do not have a shelter. These increases outpaced overall increases in homelessness across the nation. Across the largest CoCs nationwide by PIT Count, Latinx homelessness increased more (or decreased less) than the overall homeless population change in every case. In Los Angeles, a recent LA Times article noted that, “Homelessness among Latinos has shot up in Los Angeles County while other demographic groups have seen a decline over the last two years.” The stats show that in Los Angeles, people who experience homelessness rose by 4% across the county, but for the Latinx community it rose by nearly 26%.

Join Funders Together to End Homelessness – Los Angeles and Southern California Grantmakers for a webinar on Latino homelessness and how philanthropy can support efforts to prevent and end homelessness for this population.



  • Kristin Aldana-Taday, Program Office, Conrad N. Hilton Foundation
  • Melissa Chinchilla, Project Scientist, UCLA
  • Michael Durham, Director of Networks, Funders Together to End Homelessness
  • Irene Muro, Services Authority, Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority Commissioner, Appointee for Supervisor Janice Hahn, SD 4
  • Marco Santana, Director of Engagement, LA Family Housing


Please RSVP for this event by using the registration button below. Registration is through Southern California Grantmakers and is held virtually.

Register here for the Re-Entry Webinar

May 01, 2023 at 10:30am - 12pm

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  • Lauren Bennett
    published this page in Programming 2023-04-21 12:36:21 -0400

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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