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By Hannah Zollman, Pathway to Housing DC
Since placing its first client into permanent supportive housing nearly a decade ago, Pathways to Housing DC (Pathways DC) has successfully ended chronic homelessness for more than 500 individuals with serious psychiatric and physical disabilities in Washington, DC.…
by Funders Together to End Homelessness
Philanthropy has played a critical role in promoting and investing in Housing First – an approach that removes eligibility requirements to housing – because we know that having a home is key to stability.
But for millions, even an affordable rental apartment is still inaccessible in the United States.…
by David Wertheimer, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
In the shadow of sequestration and increasingly constrained public sector resources, the goal of ending family homelessness seems to move continually further out of reach. Even without new budget cuts, the numbers are daunting: Today, public housing subsidies are not available for more than three-quarters of the Americans who could benefit from supports that would make the rents in their communities affordable. To stay housed, many of these individuals and families are paying far more than the target of 30% of their incomes for rent.…
Posted by Funders Together
At this week’s NAEH 2013 Conference on Ending Family & Youth Homelessness, Funders Together hosted several events as part of our Networking Series: Where Catalytic Philanthropy Begins With Conversation. On the evening of February 20th, the Medina Foundation graciously sponsored and co-hosted a Funders Networking Reception at their offices in Seattle, providing an opportunity for members to connect the evening before the conference kick-off.…
By Tricia Raikes, Co-founder, Raikes Foundation
This post is based on a keynote speech that Tricia Raikes delivered to the Legislative Breakfast of the Committee to End Homelessness in King County on January 9, 2012. This February, Funders Together to End Homelessness and The Raikes Foundation, who are among our more than 150 members, will co-host educational and networking events for funders dedicated to preventing and ending youth homelessness. We also look forward to launching a learning community in 2013 focused on the issue of youth homelessness.