June 5 President's Forum on Ending Homelessness

Please note: This event is exclusively for local private foundations and The Community Foundation’s donors and fundholders. 

Washington, DC, like every major city across America, faces an affordable housing crisis. Lack of stable housing makes it difficult for people to obtain or maintain employment, address health needs and keep families together. Housing plays a critical role in disrupting poverty, providing stability and creating a foundation for success in life. In DC, it is estimated that over 40,000 households face “worst case housing needs” which means they are paying more than half of their monthly income for rent and/or are living in overcrowded or substandard housing. However, approximately 4,700 households (or 6,900 people) at any given point in time are literally homeless – living on the streets or in the city’s emergency shelters.    

Please join us for an important conversation on June 5 with recognized leaders in the fight to end homelessness as they discuss the key challenges, opportunities and best practices from both a local and national perspective.

SPEAKERS

  • Bruce McNamer, President and CEO, Greater Washington Community Foundation
  • Nan Roman, President and CEO, National Alliance to End Homelessness 
  • Amanda Andere, CEO, Funders Together to End Homelessness
  • Kristy Greenwalt, Director, DC Interagency Council on Homelessness, Executive Office of the Mayor

The Greater Washington Community Foundation is dedicated to building thriving communities where all residents have a chance to lead healthy and productive lives. We focus on supporting marginalized people in our region to find pathways out of poverty, creating diverse and inclusive spaces that foster human connection, and preparing workers to succeed in our region’s changing economy. The President’s Forum is a quarterly series of conversations on a range of topics designed to help donors learn about critical issues facing our region and potential solutions. 

For more information and to register please contact marketing@thecommunityfoundation.org.