Thursday, January 27, 2022 | 1:00pm ET / 12:00pm CT / 11:00am MT / 10:00am PT
This session will last 90 minutes.
With the growing number of regulations and changed in the economy, there has been a rising number of people struggling to maintain housing and meet their basic needs. The recent pandemic has provided the fuel for the now growing interest in communities across the country to explore the idea of providing cash to individuals to meet their own needs. These programs have different names and models, from cash transfers to a guaranteed income. Despite the name, funders have increasingly been exploring their role in leveraging these programs in their community to support people experiencing homelessness.
This webinar will provide a glimpse into programs from various communities across the country. You will hear from Matt Morton from Chapin Hall about the direct cash payment program in New York, Daniel Brisson from the Center for Housing and Homelessness Research about the Denver Basic Income Project Project, Peace Gwam from Urban Institute about THRIVE East of the River cash transfer program, and Sonia Torres Rodriguez from Urban Institute about Greater Washington Community Foundation–Affiliated Cash Transfer programs. We will hear from the researchers and evaluators that are working in these communities to capture the successes and challenges of these programs. Speakers will explore the potential benefits and feasibility of using cash transfers for a multitude of populations, not just as a response to the current pandemic, but as an ongoing emergency response to those experiencing housing instability.
- Learn more about the various programs designed to provide cash directly to people experiencing homelessness.
- Explore the successes and challenges of cash transfer and guaranteed income programs within communities.
- Identify opportunities for funders to advance the work happening in communities around cash transfers and guaranteed income.
- Matt Morton, Ph.D, Research Fellow, Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago
- Daniel Brisson, Executive Director, Center for Housing and Homelessness Research
- Peace Gwam, Research Analyst, Urban Institute
- Sonia Torres Rodriguez, Research Assistant, Urban Institute
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This webinar will take place via Zoom. If you have any technical questions or do not have your Zoom link at least 24 hours before this webinar begins, please reach out to Tabitha Blackwell, Director of Networks and Programs.