Blog Posts

Reflections on solving homelessness in America

Americans collectively have the resources, as well as the will, to ensure that our neighbors and family members in need can secure a safe place from which to anchor their lives.

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Melville in the News

Inside Philanthropy Briefing: Housing and Homelessness

Philanthropy addressing homelessness and a lack of affordable housing is tiny in comparison to public funding, but charitable giving can fill some gaps and has the potential to support real change.

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Announcements

Dr. Karen DuBois-Walton Assumes Leadership of Melville Trust Board

The Trust is fortunate to have another exceptional leader to carry on the Melville family’s legacy.

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Announcements

Announcing the Launch of the Housing Narrative Lab

Through research, education, training and communications support, the Housing Narrative Lab is focused on telling the story of who becomes homeless and why.

Blog Posts

Our New Grantmaking Strategy for Equitable Results

Focusing on the people most impacted, and the conditions that cause them to lose their housing in the first place.

Melville in the News

NY to Give Homeless Youth ‘No Strings’ Cash

New York City is launching an experimental program that will give some homeless young people no-strings-attached direct cash payments of $1,250 per month as part of a public-private partnership supported by the mayor's office.

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Melville in the News

Ford and Robert Wood Johnson Foundations Put $7.5 Million Into Efforts to Give Tenants Clout

As HouseUS works to support more tenants’ right groups, other philanthropic efforts are underway to ensure the federal money is put to good use.

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Blog Posts

Invest in America’s Infrastructure by Expanding Access to Affordable Housing

At a time when homes are becoming even more central to our lives, too many Americans are facing severe housing affordability challenges.

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Blog Posts

Imagining a new system for land use and zoning

Targeted, systematic, and racialized policies and practices were designed to exclude Black people and other minorities from homeownership, decent affordable housing and thriving neighborhoods.

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Blog Posts

The Stories We Tell

We tend to tell children heartening stories that have happy endings, and tales that boost their ambitious dreams.