March 16, 2022

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Philanthropy has invested heavily in evidence-based solutions including permanent supportive housing and housing-first models, but hasn’t always made more structural connections—for example, between homelessness and a dearth of affordable housing, extreme economic inequality, and systemic racism. That might be changing.

Most of the philanthropic dollars in this area are going to housing development, followed by homeless services, shelters, supportive housing and elder housing, as reported in the State of American Philanthropy.

Published on March 16, 2022