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Partership to End Homelessness Donor Learning Series Event

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DC is known for its prosperity, power, and economic growth and development. It is also increasingly being recognized as one of the least affordable cities in the country. Affordable housing is the cornerstone of every healthy, safe, and economically vibrant community. The lack of affordable housing diminishes the quality of life for all of us. Mayor Bowser has set a goal of creating 12,000 new affordable housing units by 2025 – but local government cannot solve the housing crisis alone.

On October 8 we will host a conversation with local housing leaders to learn more about affordable housing challenges and how philanthropic investment can make a difference.

Speakers include:

  • Waldon Adams, advocate who has formerly experienced homelessness

  • Kristy Greenwalt, Director, DC's Interagency Council on Homelessness

  • Jim Knight, President and Chief Executive Officer, Jubilee Housing

  • Ed Lazere, Executive Director, DC Fiscal Policy Institute

  • Christy Respress, Executive Director, Pathways to Housing

  • Tonia Wellons, Interim President and CEO, Greater Washington Community Foundation

This donor event is invite-only. If you have any questions, please contact Danielle Yates at

About the Partnership

The Partnership to End Homelessness, led by the Greater Washington Community Foundation and the District Government’s Interagency Council on Homelessness, brings together the public and private sectors to advance effective and innovative solutions to accelerate the development of affordable housing and ensure homelessness in DC is rare, brief, and nonrecurring. We believe that ending homelessness is possible if we work together — and it is a smart investment in our city’s continued prosperity.