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This is the first post in a new blog series that will look at the impact of sequestration on services to the homeless. If you or your grantees have a story to share, please tell us. And please, keep telling your elected officials how sequestration is impacting your communities, particularly the most vulnerable among us.…
At Funders Together, we are seeing an encouraging trend: thought leaders working to end homelessness are focusing not on the successes of individual programs, but rather on a systemic approach that addresses the underlying causes of homelessness. A systems approach integrates theory, analysis, stakeholder participation, systems mapping, and identification of high-leverage interventions to help communities uncover the dynamics that can get them stuck.…
By Aimee Hendrigan, Senior Program Officer at the Melville Charitable Trust
Sequestration went into effect in March, cutting approximately $85 billion of government spending across the board. The realities of sequestration are now being felt throughout the country as states and municipalities are forced to do more with much less.…
By Anne Miskey, Executive Director
Part of philanthropy’s responsibility to the most vulnerable in our society is to call on government―both elected officials and non-elected staff on both sides of the political aisle―to work in ways that are just, effective, and efficient. To this end, representatives from Funders Together and our partners at the National Alliance met this summer with senior staff from various federal agencies to discuss homelessness in America.
By Leslie Strnisha, Sisters of Charity Foundation
This week is the first anniversary of Opening Doors: the Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness.