Matthew Desmond, 2015 MacArthur Fellow
Related Grantee: Harvard University Nieman Foundation
Related Grantee: Elevate Energy
Supporting more balanced, forward-looking housing policies that acknowledge the importance of affordable rental housing and the role that various attributes of housing may play in promoting strong, resilient families and vibrant communities Read our strategy and the current status of our work
$300,000 to support the Health Starts at Home initiative, which aims to bring together housing and health-care organizations to support new interventions that stabilize families in homes and improve children’s health outcomes.
$750,000 In support of the Convergence Partnership and efforts to build healthy people and healthy places (over three years).
$200,000 To support a community of practice to strengthen programs that help residents of assisted housing increase earnings and build assets (over three years).
$200,000 in support of a systems alignment initiative between public and nonprofit housing owners and education providers aimed at improving children's educational outcomes.
$750,000 to support a community of practice to develop a toolkit for effective and comprehensive local housing policy and strategies