All posts by Sarah Armour-Jones

Melville in the News

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

by | September 2, 2021

Originally published in the Chronicle of Philanthropy by Alex Daniels   Two of the nation’s wealthiest foundations have created a new $7.5 million fund to help give tenants more say in housing matters, as millions of Americans struggle to make rent and face possible eviction as a result of the pandemic. The HouseUS Fund, supported […]

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Melville in the News

New York to Give Homeless Youth ‘No Strings’ Cash for Two Years

by | September 2, 2021

Originally published in Newsweek.com by Jason Lemon   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. Some 30 to 40 young people, ages 18 to 24, will be eligible […]

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The Stories We Tell

by | February 11, 2021

We tend to tell children heartening stories that have happy endings, and tales that boost their ambitious dreams. Celebrating potential and positivity are cornerstones of storytelling aimed at kids, yet the stories we tell each other about pressing social challenges tend to focus on problems, rather than possibilities. When our children ask why people sleep […]

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Alyia Gaskins Joins the Trust as Senior Program Officer

by | November 9, 2020

The Trust is thrilled to announce that Alyia Gaskins has joined our team as Senior Program Officer. Alyia’s work will primarily focus on housing affordability and housing stability as key components of preventing and ending homelessness for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC). A public health strategist and urban planner, Alyia has over 10 […]

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Melville in the News

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

by | September 18, 2020

Published in insidephilanthropy.com September 16, 2020 What can philanthropy do when crises compound and underfunded needs grow even more urgent, with bleak prospects to come? Whatever their giving priorities, that’s a question a lot of funders have asked themselves in 2020, and it’s especially apt for housing funders. Even before COVID-19, most of the field […]

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