Affordable Housing

Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Liberty Bank Foundation Approves $241,500 in Grants

CONNECTICUT -- The Liberty Bank Foundation has approved $241,500 in grants to nonprofit organizations serving Liberty Bank’s market area and surrounding towns to support programs that will provide early childhood education, affordable housing, and basic human needs.

Friday, February 23, 2018
Nine National Foundations Join to Address Nationwide Housing Instability

WASHINGTON, DC -- Understanding that stable homes provide an important platform for individual success and thriving communities, nine of the nation’s largest private foundations, including The Melville Charitable Trust, have joined forces to create the Funders for Housing and Opportunity collaborative with the goal of ensuring individuals and families across America who spend more than half of their income on rent -- or have no homes at all -- will be able to afford safe, stable rentals in thriving communities. Together, Funders for Housing and Opportunity will commit grant dollars that will be used to catalyze systemic change; $4.9 million has already been committed to four grantees over the next three years.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018
9 Foundations Partner To Tackle America’s Housing Crisis, As Trump Tries To Gut Funding

WASHINGTON, DC -- The increasingly desperate affordable housing crisis has led nine U.S. foundations, including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Ford Foundation, and The Melville Charitable Trust to announce on Tuesday that they are launching a partnership to tackle systemic problems in the housing market. The aim: to ensure that the more than 11 million families across the country that spend more than half of their paycheck on rent and those who are homeless have access to safe, affordable housing. The partnership, called Funders For Housing and Opportunity, has divided an initial $4.9 million in grant money between four nonprofits that tackle housing insecurity. This first tranche of money is aimed “mostly in the area of policy, advocacy and organizing,” said Susan Thomas, senior program officer at Melville Charitable Trust and chair of Funders for Housing and Opportunity.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018
$10 Million From 9 Foundations Will Call Attention the Lack of Low-Cost Housing

WASHINGTON, CD -- Nine foundations, including The Melville Charitable Trust, have pooled about $10 million to build a three-year public-advocacy campaign to ensure Americans have secure, affordable places to live. The collaboration includes several foundations that haven’t previously concentrated on housing, such as the Annie E. Casey Foundation and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The new coalition, called Funders for Housing and Opportunity, today announced $4.9 million in three-year grants to four coalitions and projects, each of will mount public-awareness campaigns to call attention to housing issues.