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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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[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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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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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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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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HUD Unveils Plan To Increase Rent On Millions Receiving Federal Housing Assistance

by | April 26, 2018

HUD Secretary Ben Carson wants Americans living on housing assistance to put more of their income toward rent and he wants to give public housing authorities the ability to impose work requirements on tenants.

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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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California’s Housing Crisis: Working But On The Brink Of Homelessness

by | April 16, 2018

In expensive West Coast cities like Los Angeles, there’s a growing number of working people living on the margins — one crisis away from living on the streets due to soaring rents and housing prices.

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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 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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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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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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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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