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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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Resources & Reports

Connecticut Homeless Systems Performance and Re-Design Reccomendations

A comprehensive assessment of Connecticut’s homeless response system performanceA comprehensive assessment of Connecticut’s homeless response system performance

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Trying Not To Break Down — A Homeless Teen Navigates Middle School

by | October 9, 2018

Two and half million children are homeless in America. In Boise, Idaho, 14-year-old Caydden Zimmerman struggles with the anxieties of middle school while living in a homeless shelter.

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Melville in the News

Some Tips for Small Foundations Seeking to ‘Punch Above Their Weight’

The Trust is profiled in this article examining how small foundations can make an outsized impact. 

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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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Resources & Reports

[EVENT] Could Connecticut Be the 1st State to End Youth Homelessness?

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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