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Closing the Racial Wealth Gap Through Our Partnership with Living Cities

Living Cities has a well-established anti-racist approach that addresses decades of structural racism and racist policies, which have denied investment and stripped wealth from Black, Indigenous and Latino/a/x communities.

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Connecting Research with Practice to Create a New Narrative about Homelessness

We know that the narratives we see and hear shape how we perceive the world and that making lasting policy change requires us to change how people think about an issue, whether it’s who deserves the right to marry, or why people live on the streets.

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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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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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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.

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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.

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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.