FTEH Blog: Homelessness Ends Here
02/16/12 Author: admin
By Anne Miskey, Funders Together
The fact that on any given night in America more than 75,000 of our veterans are homeless is a national shame and something that none of us should tolerate. These are the men and women who have selflessly served their country and are now living on the street, in cars, and in temporary shelters. Fortunately, there is a strong and growing bipartisan consensus in America that this situation can and must be remedied.
02/15/12 Author: admin
By David Wertheimer, Funders Together
The National Conference on Ending Family and Youth Homelessness convened in Los Angeles last week. In addition to a broad range of sophisticated and fully engaged providers, advocates, and consumers, the conference was well-attended by philanthropic grantmakers from Washington D.C., Phoenix, Seattle, Boston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, and even London. It was great to see our sector so well represented at an event that provided the opportunity to learn so much about what’s happening in the field.
02/09/12 Author: admin
By Nancy McGraw, Corporation for Supportive Housing
Can philanthropy help decrease Medicaid spending, lower other public costs, and improve the health and lives of our most-vulnerable neighbors? The Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH) believes it can- and the solution is connecting health and housing.
02/01/12 Author: admin
By David Wertheimer, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
The explosion of social media offers us yet another way to connect directly with our communities. While the public outputs of mainstream media, corporations, and non-profits are often so carefully scripted as to perpetuate distance from their subject matter, social media brings us comparatively unedited content via YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, and more.