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Webinar: Key Health and Housing Policy Opportunities to Support People Experiencing Homelessness

Tuesday, November 2, 2021 | 3:00 – 4:30pm ET, 2:00 - 3:30pm CT, 1:00-2:30pm MT, 12:00 - 1:30pm PT

There is growing recognition of the value of coordinating health care, affordable housing, and social services for people with complex health needs and histories of housing instability, including people experiencing homelessness and those leaving prisons and jails. Increasingly there is interest across hospitals, managed care organizations, local governments, public housing authorities, social service providers, state Medicaid agencies, and state housing entities to work together to efficiently and effectively meet the needs of vulnerable populations. This is raising unique issues at the intersection of housing, health policy, and financing.

At the same time, a new administration is in place and setting new priorities for expanding access to health and housing, including ensuring approaches are creating equitable access. This webinar will provide an overview of the current health care and housing policy landscape, including identifying key issues that health and housing organizations can mobilize to support, and the status of legislative issues that are currently being considered by the Administration and Congress.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the current federal-state policy landscape at the intersection of health and housing
  • Learn how Medicaid can be maximized to meet the needs of people experiencing homelessness and what other policy solutions are needed to address Medicaid ‘gaps’
  • Identify key policy and/or legislative proposals being prioritized by advocates and those being advanced by the administration and Congress


  • Alexa Eggleston, Audacia Consulting LLC (Moderator)
  • Jennifer Sullivan, Director of Housing and Health Integration, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
  • Anna Bailey, Senior Policy Analyst, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
  • Kathy Moses, MPH, Senior Fellow, Center for Health Care Strategies

How to Register:

Please RSVP for this webinar using the button below. A Funders Together staff person will approve your registration, and you will receive a link from Zoom to join. 

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 Tabitha Blackwell, Director of Networks and Programs.

November 02, 2021 at 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Tabitha Blackwell · · 617.245.0314 x104

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  • Isaac Manchego
    published this page in Programming 2021-10-12 08:34:47 -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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