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Webinar: An Updated Database on State and Locally Funded Housing Programs and Emerging Housing Policy Work

Tuesday, November 28, 2023 | 2:00pm ET, 1:00pm CT, 12:00pm MT, 11:00am PT 

Co-Sponsors: Funders for Housing and OpportunityEconomic Opportunity Funders


With support from the Center on Budget & Policy Priorities (CBPP), the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) has released an update to the Rental Housing Programs Database (RHPD) and accompanying report to give policymakers, researchers, and housing advocates greater insight into the growing number of state and local programs that promote affordable housing. 

Join this webinar to learn more about the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities' emerging engagement around state and local housing policy, including their work with stakeholders to increase access to affordable housing by filling the significant gaps in resources caused by longstanding underfunding of federal affordable housing programs. CBPP staff will discuss their initial plans for supporting state-level housing justice work and share learnings from an updated database and report they recently commissioned from partners at the National Low Income Housing Coalition detailing major state and locally funded housing programs across 48 states and DC.  

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand how to use the updated database and report. 
  • Learn more about the Center on Budget & Policy Priorities’ emerging policy work. 
  • Make connections between the Center, grantee partners, and philanthropy’s collective work. 


  • Mari Castaldi, Director of State Housing Policy, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
  • Peggy Bailey, Vice President for Housing and Income Security, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities


Funders Together staff will approve your registration, and you will receive a unique Zoom link to join this webinar. To register for this webinar, please use the button below. 


Please note: Participation in Funders Together programming is limited to private funders, United Ways, philanthropy-serving organizations, and/or members of Funders Together. Public funders, government employees, and staff at organizations where grantmaking is not the primary function are not eligible to participate. If you have any questions about your eligibility to participate, please contact Carey Cabrera, Membership and Knowledge Coordinator.    


This webinar/funder call will take place via Zoom meeting. Registration will be open until November 28 at 1:30pm ET. If you do not receive your Zoom link or have technical issues logging into this call, please reach out to Carey Cabrera, Membership and Knowledge Coordinator.

This webinar will last 75 minutes.  

November 28, 2023 at 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Stephanie Chan ·

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  • Lauren Bennett
    published this page in Programming 2023-10-25 12:58:08 -0400

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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.

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