Housing is a human right. Yet, homelessness, housing discrimination, unaffordable housing, and a myriad of other problems continue to plague communities across the country.
This panel explores how philanthropists and funders have been–and should be–approaching support for accessible, affordable, and secure housing. How can they defend and advance rights and access to services for homeowners and tenants? How can they center community needs in their activism? They discuss the role of philanthropy, as well as recommendations for nonprofits seeking to deepen partnerships with philanthropists in these areas.
Moderator: Matthew Kwatinetz (he/him), Clinical Assistant Professor of Real Estate Economics at NYU School of Professional Studies Schack Institute of Real Estate and the Director of the NYU Urban Lab
Cy Richardson (he/him), Senior Vice President for Programs, National Urban League
Aubrey Merriman (he/him), Chief Executive Officer, LifeMoves
Kyle Bennett (he/him), Senior Director of Policy and Equity, United Way of Rhode Island
This event was offered in collaboration with Aperio Philanthropy.