Blog Posts

Reflections on solving homelessness in America

Americans collectively have the resources, as well as the will, to ensure that our neighbors and family members in need can secure a safe place from which to anchor their lives.

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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.

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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.

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Blog Posts

Invest in America’s Infrastructure by Expanding Access to Affordable Housing

At a time when homes are becoming even more central to our lives, too many Americans are facing severe housing affordability challenges.

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Imagining a new system for land use and zoning

Targeted, systematic, and racialized policies and practices were designed to exclude Black people and other minorities from homeownership, decent affordable housing and thriving neighborhoods.

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The Stories We Tell

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

Announcements

How We Are Working to “Meet the Moment”

We are pleased to share news about several new funding commitments we’ve made to meet this particular moment in our nation’s history.

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.

Blog Posts

A Personal Reflection by Melville Trust President Susan Thomas

Where is the moral outrage about the existence of homelessness in the wealthiest democracy in the world?