Melville in the News

$10 Million From 9 Foundations Will Call Attention the Lack of Low-Cost Housing

The Trust joined forces with eight national foundations to create Funders for Housing and Opportunity, a funding collaborative dedicated to ensuring ensure individuals and families across America can afford safe, stable rentals in thriving communities.

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Blog Posts

The Whole Person

by Janice Elliott | 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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Resources & Reports

Billings Forge Community Works

“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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Blog Posts

Big Data: A Key Part of Ending Homelessness in Connecticut

by Rebecca Allen | 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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Melville in the News

Here’s Something New We Could Try to Help our Homeless Neighbors

Reporter Lucy May talks to local homeless service providers about the importance of jobs in ending homelessness for families and asks if our Secure Jobs Connecticut pilot could be a model for Cincinnati.

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NPR/WNPR on homelessness

Shelters Reach Capacity In Cold Weather As Homeless Population Rises

by NPR | January 9, 2018

The population of people who are homeless increased for the first time since 2010, according the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and many shelters are having to turn people away.

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NPR/WNPR on homelessness

Why Affordable Housing Could Become Harder To Find

by NPR | January 9, 2018

Poor families in the United States are having an increasingly difficult time finding an affordable place to live, due to high rents, static incomes and a shortage of housing aid. Tenant advocates worry that the new tax bill, as well as potential cuts in housing aid, will make the problem worse.

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