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Secure Jobs Evaluation

by | July 16, 2019

What happens when rapid re-housing and workforce development programs join forces?  New jobs, better income, and greater housing stability for families experiencing homelessness. These are just some of the findings from a three-year study of the Secure Jobs (SJ) Connecticut pilot initiative.  SJ was designed to increase the income of homeless families by connecting them […]

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News from our Executive Director

by | June 27, 2019

Dear Friends, I am writing today to share the news that I will be retiring as Executive Director of the Melville Charitable Trust at the end of 2019, and to let you know that we are launching a search process for our new leader.  I invite you to review the job announcement. We’d appreciate your help […]

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Funders for Housing and Opportunity Featured on Opportunity Starts at Home Podcast

Funders are increasingly recognizing that safe, decent, affordable housing as a cornerstone for progress in a variety of other areas. Funders for Housing and Opportunity (FHO) is a compelling example of a collaborative cross-sector funder approach to addressing the affordable housing crisis across the country. In this episode, Susan Thomas, Program Director at the Melville […]

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A Shout Out About the Shutdown

by | January 22, 2019

As the leader of a private foundation, I don’t often opine on the operations of federal agencies.  But as the federal government shutdown begins its fifth week, I, like many Americans, feel like screaming out a window à la Peter Finch in the movie “Network.” This shutdown is not just the longest. This one seems squarely aimed […]

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Questions for Jeff Bezos

by | September 21, 2018

Jeff Bezos is investing $2 billion to help families experiencing homelessness. But will it actually help in the long run?

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Four Strategies for Improving Homeless Service & Workforce Systems Collaboration

by | August 22, 2018

Caitlin Schnur from Heartland Alliance shares some concrete ways for the homeless service system and workforce system to work together to get people housed and employed.

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Missed Opportunities: LGBTQ Youth Homelessness in America

by | April 25, 2018

Chapin Hall just released the most comprehensive study on LGBTQ youth homelessness to date. Megan Gibbard Kline, Director of A Way Home America, shares how we can use this new data to change these sobering stats.

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Secure Jobs Connecticut: Caitlin and Justin

by | March 19, 2018

[VIDEO] Meet Caitlin and Justin, two of the incredibly creative and compassionate frontline staff of Secure Jobs Connecticut.

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The Whole Person

by | February 7, 2018

We know housing is at the core of ending homelessness. We also know we can’t stop there.

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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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Big Data: A Key Part of Ending Homelessness in Connecticut

by | January 22, 2018

An inside look into how Connecticut is turning to data to identify the final steps it needs to reach the finish line in its effort to end homelessness.

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Affordable Housing for People with Disabilities — A Worsening Crisis

by | December 13, 2017

Kevin Martone, Executive Director of TAC, on the ever-worsening affordability gap for extremely low-income renters with disabilities.

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The Shortest and Clearest Blog Post I Will Ever Write

by | August 17, 2017

Our statement on Charlottesville.

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What Can You Do in 100 Days? House 100 Youth? You Bet!

by | August 2, 2017

Aimee Hendrigan was in Baltimore for the launch of the 100-Day Challenge to end youth homelessness. Here’s what she saw and why she is excited about this dynamic process.

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Meet the Youth Action Hub

by | June 28, 2017

Meet the researchers at the Youth Action Hub. Smart, resilient, and dedicated to making it easier for the young folks in Connecticut that are struggling like they once did.

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Stand up, Speak up: Three resources for getting involved in the budget debates today

by | June 21, 2017

Knowledge is power. Here are three resources to help you makes sense of the budget debates and how the fight to end homelessness will be impacted.

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We Can End Homelessness. But We Can’t Do It Alone.

The success our country has made in preventing and ending homelessness demonstrates the critical need for genuine public-private partnerships to tackle vexing social problems. But the proposed federal budget plan threatens years of progress.

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Announcing our Latest Grants to End Homelessness: May 2017

by | May 16, 2017

Our latest grants to end homelessness.

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