Housing that is affordable for individuals and families with the lowest incomes is fundamental to preventing and ending homelessness. Our grantmaking seeks to increase the supply of deeply affordable rental housing and improve access to that housing for people with histories of homelessness.
Our Housing Priority Focus Areas
We support efforts to increase the supply of affordable rental housing for people with extremely low incomes, and increase the speed of housing creation.
In 2012 we provided the National Low Income Housing Coalition with a $500,000, two-year grant for operational support and ongoing strategy development to fund and implement the National Housing Trust Fund.
We support efforts to increase the supply of rent subsidies to make apartments more affordable. This is particularly important now as current and potential funding cuts threaten the sustainability of state and federal subsidy programs.
The Trust provided a two-year, $280,000 grant in 2013 to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities for their work at the nexus of fiscal policy and rental assistance.