What Funders Need to Know: The Connection Between Education and Housing
What Funders Need to Know
Between the complex array of government programs, the many nonprofits organizations that have been created to serve post-9/11 veterans, and a lack of understanding of the needs on the part of civilians, it is hard to know if veterans are getting what they need. This edition of What Funders Need to Know explores some of the unique characteristics and circumstances of post-9/11 veterans and why philanthropy should support the nonprofit organizations that are serving them well.
This edition of What Funders Need to Know looks at the connections between housing and health.
Why is the food system important to philanthropy? Because hunger, food insecurity, nutrition-related chronic disease, the health of our region’s resource lands and waterways, wages, and equal opportunity in the food economy all converge in our region's food system.
Communities thrive when people are housed comfortably, safely, and affordably. This is especially true for children. And when children thrive, their educational and other outcomes are more likely to be positive.
In our latest edition of What Funders Need to Know, we look at the connection between stable housing and educational outcomes.
As older adults are increasingly choosing to age in place, cross-cutting issues are coming to the forefront – the quality of care received by disabled or chronically ill older adults in their own homes, and the quality of the jobs of the caregivers who provide this care.
“Affordable housing” can seem like a vague term, but it has a specific definition. For a home to be affordable, it means that the amount a person spends – rent/mortgage, insurance, taxes, and utilities – is less than 30% of the household income.