Affordable housing construction in Boston
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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.

Westport neighborhood Baltimore
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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.

Person sleeping in pink sleeping bag on bench
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The Stories We Tell

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


How We Are Working to “Meet the Moment”

We are pleased to share news about several new funding commitments we’ve made to meet this particular moment in our nation’s history.


Alyia Gaskins Joins the Trust as Senior Program Officer

A public health strategist and urban planner, Alyia has over 10 years of experience developing and executing large-scale initiatives and partnerships.

Blog Posts

A Personal Reflection by Melville Trust President Susan Thomas

Where is the moral outrage about the existence of homelessness in the wealthiest democracy in the world?

Melville in the News

“Where People Live Matters.” Housing Funders Seek Systemic Change as Crises Mount

An overview of how the philanthropy is responding and adapting during a tumultuous time.

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Housing is Healthcare and Connecticut Needs More of It

This spring we came to understand what advocates have been saying for years—housing is healthcare.


Sharing News of Our Decision to Close Firebox

It is with heavy hearts that we share the news of our decision to close Firebox.