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By Amanda Cloud, Senior Program Officer, and Kelli King Jackson, Program Officer, The Simmons Foundation
The Simmons Foundation has been a member of the local chapter of Funders Together to End Homelessness (FTEH) for two years. Our FTEH group has spent a tremendous amount of time educating funders about the myriad of issues surrounding homeless individuals and families.…
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.…
An Update From Dr. Susan Angell, Executive Director of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs‘ Homeless Veterans Initiatives Office
Imagine if your pillow was a cold concrete slab.
It was for too many people I met on the night of the 2013 Washington, D.C.…
By Funders Together
Over the last couple of months, an abundance of useful homelessness resources have become available. These toolkits and briefs cover topics such as connections between Medicaid and permanent supportive housing, recommendations for applying HUD-VASH effectively, and employment models for people experiencing homelessness. Below, we have summarized and provided links to five resources we consider “recommended reads” for funders.
By Bill Pitkin, Conrad N. Hilton Foundation
A group of funders in Los Angeles—both philanthropic and public― recently announced a single $42 million Request for Proposals (RFP) for projects providing housing and supportive services for people identified as chronically homeless. The RFP will distribute $5 million in private funds contributed by 11 different philanthropic funders and $37 million in public funds contributed by seven agencies across two cities and the county.