Blog Posts

Connecting Research with Practice to Create a New Narrative about Homelessness

We know that the narratives we see and hear shape how we perceive the world and that making lasting policy change requires us to change how people think about an issue, whether it’s who deserves the right to marry, or why people live on the streets.

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Melville in the News

Inside Philanthropy Briefing: Housing and Homelessness

Philanthropy addressing homelessness and a lack of affordable housing is tiny in comparison to public funding, but charitable giving can fill some gaps and has the potential to support real change.

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Announcements

Dr. Karen DuBois-Walton Assumes Leadership of Melville Trust Board

The Trust is fortunate to have another exceptional leader to carry on the Melville family’s legacy.

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Announcements

Announcing the Launch of the Housing Narrative Lab

Through research, education, training and communications support, the Housing Narrative Lab is focused on telling the story of who becomes homeless and why.

Blog Posts

Our New Grantmaking Strategy for Equitable Results

Focusing on the people most impacted, and the conditions that cause them to lose their housing in the first place.

Melville in the News

NY to Give Homeless Youth ‘No Strings’ Cash

New York City is launching an experimental program that will give some homeless young people no-strings-attached direct cash payments of $1,250 per month as part of a public-private partnership supported by the mayor's office.

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Melville in the News

Ford and Robert Wood Johnson Foundations Put $7.5 Million Into Efforts to Give Tenants Clout

As HouseUS works to support more tenants’ right groups, other philanthropic efforts are underway to ensure the federal money is put to good use.

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Blog Posts

The Stories We Tell

We tend to tell children heartening stories that have happy endings, and tales that boost their ambitious dreams.

Announcements

Alyia Gaskins Joins the Trust as Senior Program Officer

A public health strategist and urban planner, Alyia has over 10 years of experience developing and executing large-scale initiatives and partnerships.

Melville in the News

“Where People Live Matters.” Housing Funders Seek Systemic Change as Crises Mount

An overview of how the philanthropy is responding and adapting during a tumultuous time.