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National Alliance to End Homelessness Names New CEO, Ann Oliva

Thursday, May 12, 2022

The National Alliance to End Homelessness today announced that Ann Oliva has been named the new Chief Executive Officer of the organization. The announcement follows a thorough executive search on the heels of the planned departure of current CEO, Nan Roman. Oliva’s leadership with the Alliance will officially begin on…

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Taking Stock: System Improvements and the 2022 NOFO Competition

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Designing an effective homelessness system doesn’t come easy. Aligning and implementing best practices, making data-driven decisions, and leveraging all available funding is all part of the process of system improvement. And that process is not something that’s done once a year, it is continuous. Over the past two years, homeless…

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Modifying Services to Protect Older Adults Experiencing Homelessness

Friday, May 6, 2022

Researchers have warned that the number of older adults (age 55 and above) will increase in the unsheltered and sheltered homeless population over the next decade unless policymakers take significant action to prevent it. The “graying” of the homeless population is already underway in many localities, often outpacing providers’ ability…

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Tiny Homes Beg Big Questions

Thursday, May 5, 2022

There are two things that we know to be certain about homelessness: Someone who has a home is not homeless. The United States has a major affordable housing crisis. While homelessness programs continue to do the heroic and creative work to connect people with the housing they need, two more…

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CAP Helpline Needs Our Help

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

The CAP Helpline provides a vital service to those experiencing homelessness – or about to be – in Cincinnati/Hamilton County. Now, the CAP Helpline needs our help. Calls are spiking. And in order to handle the increased demand since COVID-19, we added more team members. And we need to upgrade our call center…

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Introducing Michael Durham as the Funders Together Director of Networks

Tuesday, May 3, 2022

We are excited to announce that Michael Durham (he/him/his) will join Funders Together as our Director of Networks on May 16, 2022. He steps into this role after nearly nine years with the National Health Care for the Homeless Council, a membership and advocacy organization representing the healthcare arm of…

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Moving Beyond the VI-SPDAT: Integrating Your System’s Values into Prioritization

Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Written by Molly Richard and Marybeth Shinn Until there’s more funding to end homelessness, communities must figure out how to prioritize and allocate limited resources, especially access to housing. The most widely used tool has been the VI-SPDAT (Vulnerability Index – Service Prioritization Decision Assistance Tool). But in the last…

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Partnerships Can Increase Reach of ERA to Highly Vulnerable Households

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) has been extraordinarily successful in helping millions of people avoid housing loss during the COVID-19 crisis, while also ensuring income to landlords. The Department of Treasury announced in March that $30 billion of the $46.5 billion in ERA funds available has been expended to date. Of…

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Thank you, Tabitha!

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Funders Together thanks Tabitha Blackwell for her impactful tenure as our Director of Networks and Programs!

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Remembering grassroots leader Edrika Fulford

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing of CCH grassroots leader Edrika Fulford. Edrika was an extraordinary advocate for ending homelessness as well as a cherished friend and community member. CCH extends our love and condolences to Edrika’s family, friends, and the many people…

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