Reduce Hunger and Homelessness

Reduce Hunger and Homelessness

United Way seeks to make investments toward measureable progress to reduce hunger and homelessness. 

(A heavy focus is placed on the housing first philosophy, a proven method of ending all types of homelessness, which offers individuals and families experiencing homelessness immediate access to permanent affordable or supportive housing with a low threshold for entry*).

Serving homeless and hungry individuals and families does not happen in silos but rather on a continuum of care.  There are often multiple entry points into the supportive services system, with the ultimate goal for each individual and family to obtain and maintain stable affordable housing and become food secure.  United Way sees an opportunity to reduce hunger and homelessness by improving systems and strengthening partnerships, ultimately leading to homelessness and hunger being rare, brief, and non-reoccurring. 

In this strategy, United Way makes investments along the continuum of care in the following areas:

There is a heavy focus on programs that follow the housing first philosophy, a proven method of ending all types of homelessness, which offers individuals and families experiencing homelessness immediate access to permanent affordable or supportive housing with a low threshold for entry.

Specifically, our goal is to:

 

We are not currently accepting proposals for this community goal.  More details about the next grant cycle will be published in fall of 2019.

For additional information on our strategy, please see the previous Notice of Funding Availability.


Source:
* US Interagency Council on Homelessness