Philanthropy across the state has been working collaboratively to address the pressing problem of homelessness in our state. A recent Public Policy Institute of California survey found that “homelessness” is the state’s number one problem in the eyes of voters—the first time the issue has been at the top of the list. Central to the homelessness crisis is the pressing need for affordable housing. Too many families experience homelessness due to rising rents and stagnant wages. Consequently, funders concerned with this issue may have heard about discussions around whether there should be a “right” to either shelter or permanent housing. Presenters will include housing and homelessness experts from across the state to discuss how to address the challenges and the debate around a “right to housing” as opposed to a “right to shelter” in the state of California. Speakers will share examples of success in building additional housing and how philanthropy can be a potential partner in such efforts. Join us and funders from across the state on this important conversation that may influence your grantmaking approach to housing and homelessness.
Current SCG, NCG, and SDG members and eligible non-members are welcome to attend.
For NCG members, please contact Anna Song at firstname.lastname@example.org.