Resources & Reports

Connecticut Homeless Systems Performance and Re-Design Reccomendations

by | November 1, 2018

A comprehensive assessment of Connecticut’s homeless response system performanceA comprehensive assessment of Connecticut’s homeless response system performance

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Melville in the News

Some Tips for Small Foundations Seeking to ‘Punch Above Their Weight’

by | October 5, 2018

The Trust is profiled in this article examining how small foundations can make an outsized impact. 

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[EVENT] Could Connecticut Be the 1st State to End Youth Homelessness?

by | September 5, 2018

Join us for a morning of learning and inspiration as we highlight Connecticut’s progress in ending youth homelessness and strategize about what is needed to finish the job!

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Home, Together: The federal strategic plan to prevent and end homelessness

by | July 25, 2018

The updated federal strategic plan to end homelessness in America

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Resources & Reports

2017 Year in Review

by | July 20, 2018

A snapshot of the foundation’s work over the past year including interviews with eight inspiring leaders in the field.

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Journey to Jobs: Understanding and Eliminating Barriers Imposed on Homeless Jobseekers

by | June 21, 2018

This report by Baltimore City’s Journey to Jobs initiative lifts up the interconnections between homelessness, economic instability, criminal records & racial disparities.

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Implementing Change: Addressing the Intersections of Juvenile Justice and Youth Homelessness for Young Adults

by | June 13, 2018

Resources for law enforcement, schools, state and local governments, and State Advisory Groups to understand and address the intersections between juvenile justice and youth homelessness.

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Out of Reach 2018

by | June 13, 2018

Out of Reach documents the gap between renters’ wages and the cost of rental housing in the United States.

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Connecticut Counts: Report on Homelessness in Connecticut 2018

by | May 22, 2018

An annual report on Connecticut’s efforts to end homelessness. Since 2007, homelessness in the state has declined 25%.

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Shirlene Stoven, 81, organized her fellow senior housing residents in the Applewood mobile home park in Midvale, Utah, and formed Applewood Homeowners Cooperative. They fended off developers and were able to work with the city and nonprofits to buy the land their homes sit on.
Melville in the News

Tiny Houses Alone Can’t Solve the Housing Crisis. But Here’s What Can

by | May 9, 2018

YES! Magazine takes an in-depth look at the housing affordability crisis and solutions popping up in cities and towns across the country.

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The Gap: A Shortage of Affordable Homes

by | March 13, 2018

A detailed examination of the rental affordability crisis in our nation.

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Melville in the News

$10 Million From 9 Foundations Will Call Attention the Lack of Low-Cost Housing

by | February 20, 2018

The Trust joined forces with eight national foundations to create Funders for Housing and Opportunity, a funding collaborative dedicated to ensuring ensure individuals and families across America can afford safe, stable rentals in thriving communities.

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Billings Forge Community Works

by | February 5, 2018

“What happens when a foundation decides to go deep with its mission and make a direct investment in a community?”

In 2003 we made our first investment in the historic Hartford neighborhood of Frog Hollow. The Field Guide to a Regenerative Community explores our long-term investment in this community through Billings Forge Community Works. 

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Blog Posts

Employment and Educational Opportunity Fund Grants: 2018

by | January 31, 2018

Small, but essential costs—a bus pass, books for a class, tools for an apprenticeship, child care, a decent suit for an interview—can make the difference between being able to prepare for and land a job or remain unemployed.

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Melville in the News

Here’s Something New We Could Try to Help our Homeless Neighbors

by | January 16, 2018

Reporter Lucy May talks to local homeless service providers about the importance of jobs in ending homelessness for families and asks if our Secure Jobs Connecticut pilot could be a model for Cincinnati.

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Resources & Reports

Housing in Connecticut

by | January 3, 2018

Overview: An annual report on housing conditions across the state. Publication date: November 2017 Author: Partnership for Strong Communities Get the report

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Priced Out: The Housing Crisis for People for Disabilities

by | December 13, 2017

There is no housing market in the United States where a person with a disability whose sole source of income is SSI can afford a safe, decent rental unit. Priced out shows the scope of the problem and proven solutions to fix it.

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Missed Opportunities: Youth Homelessness in America

by | November 15, 2017

An unprecedented look into the scope and urgency of youth homelessness in America.

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