Funders Together to End Homelessness thanks Matthew Doherty for his service as Executive Director of the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH).
Last week, it was announced that Matthew Doherty would no longer serve as the Executive Director of the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH). This news both shocked and saddened us. We are incredibly honored to have known and worked closely with such a strong housing and homelessness ally and advocate in his capacity at the Council.
On behalf of Funders Together, we want to thank Matthew for his engaged leadership and unwavering dedication to the movement to end homelessness. As USICH Executive Director, he was a critical and transformative partner for these efforts and stepped up continuously as a co-conspirator to elevate the importance of racial equity and centering people with lived expertise. His understanding of collaboration and public-private partnerships propelled stakeholders to implement and sustain proven solutions and best practices, such as Housing First, that have transformed communities. We know his passion for this work will follow him into future endeavors and look forward to being in partnership, once again, to end homelessness.
We also want to thank Jasmine Hayes, as she steps into the role of interim Executive Director, and USICH staff, for their integral part in what the Council has accomplished. Funders Together is committed to continuing our dynamic partnership between the Council and philanthropy to uphold our shared values of supporting solutions that promote racial and LGBTQ equity and putting those with lived expertise at the center of the creation of those solutions. Your role in ending homelessness is a crucial one, and we will move forward in our efforts together, carrying on the vision and values Matthew illustrates.
I talk a lot about allyship vs. co-conspirators in our racial justice work.Matthew has been a colleague,partner,friend&co-conspirator(willing to daily put his privilege on the line)since I met him.Deep gratitude for your service. https://t.co/sgbZyEqo7I— Amanda Misiko Andere (@AmandaAndere) November 16, 2019