Special Briefing: Housing Security in the Washington Region

When: 
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
1:00pm to 5:00pm EDT
Where: 
True Reformer Building, Lankford Auditorium
1200 U Street NW
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The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region invites you to the release of a landmark new study, Housing Security in the Washington Region. The event will include two sessions – a public briefing on the study, followed by a private briefing for funders co-sponsored by the Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers. 
 
Stable and affordable housing is critical to the overall health of our region, yet housing has become increasingly unaffordable for many low- and middle-income households. The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region, with generous support from The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, commissioned a study of housing needs and affordability in the Washington region. The study, prepared by the Urban Institute and the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, examines the entire continuum of housing, from the emergency shelter system to affordable homeownership opportunities. The study provides a regional perspective on a challenge that crosses jurisdictional borders – offering a wealth of information to help local government, foundation, nonprofit, and business leaders better identify and address the affordable housing challenges in their communities. 
 
Along with the release of the study, a group of funders, including The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region, The Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation, and The Naomi and Nehemiah Cohen Foundation, is releasing a companion guide for funders, intended to inform and guide the philanthropic sector’s efforts in addressing homelessness and increasing housing security throughout the region.
 
Session 1: Public briefing on the study (open to the public) 
1:00pm – 3:00pm
 
Session 2: Private briefing on the Funder’s Guide (open to private philanthropic funders and donors only) – Co-sponsored by the Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers
3:15pm – 5:00pm 
 
Click here to RSVP by July 8 for one or both sessions. Please note that space is limited.
 
 
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