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Philanthropy New York: How Philanthropy Can Help Avoid A Tsunami of Evictions

Tuesday, April 27, 2021 | 10:00-11:30am ET

Funders Together CEO, Amanda Andere will be speaking at an upcoming Philanthropy New York virtual webinar.

One year into the pandemic, many renters find themselves unable to pay the rent that will be due once the New York state eviction moratorium expires on May 1st. A recent report estimates that New York City renters owe more than $1 billion in unpaid rent. As with the health impact of the pandemic, the economic impact of the pandemic has been disproportionally felt by low-income communities and BIPOC households. Experts are warning that we need to prepare for a tsunami of housing insecurity in this country and in our city. However, unlike some disasters, this is one we can see coming and have the chance to get ahead of. The scale of resources needed to address this crisis can only come from government, but there are key areas in which philanthropy can play a significant role, including supporting advocacy for government action. 
Join us for a discussion on what the data tells us and what the philanthropic sector can do to support our communities through this crisis, including specific programs that exist to support those seeking assistance. Funders will also share how they invest in eviction prevention efforts and what impact their philanthropic dollars have had. 


  • The latest data on the eviction crisis, in the context of the larger housing and homelessness crisis 
  • Solutions for eviction prevention to date and where philanthropy has played – and can continue to play – a role
  • Opportunities to advance policy solutions to the looming eviction crisis with the city, the state and the new Congress and Presidential administration 
  • How to ensure an equitable recovery when it comes to housing, by centering the needs of communities of color
  • Why this should matter to many funders when housing (and eviction and homelessness) determines educational, economic, and health outcomes 


Register for the Philanthropy New York Virtual Meeting

April 27, 2021 at 10:00am - 11:30am

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  • Lauren Samblanet
    published this page in Where We Will Be 2021-03-22 17:44:55 -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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