The United Way of Greater Los Angeles has announced a $6 million grant from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation in support of the Home for Good Funders Collaborative, a public-private effort to end chronic homelessness in Los Angeles County.
The grants awarded by Home for Good will provide permanent housing with supportive services to thousands of homeless individuals and families in the county. The grant from the foundation includes a two-year, $2.5 million Funders Collaborative challenge to public agencies and philanthropic groups in the region, with the remainder of the funds earmarked to support the ongoing work of the public-private partnership.
Launched in 2011, the collaborative includes twenty-five foundations, corporations, government agencies, and political leaders and hopes to invest $1 billion in public and private resources in efforts to reduce homelessness in L.A. County. To date, the partnership has coordinated more than $720 million in funding and helped house twenty-three thousand homeless people.
"Homelessness is a solvable problem with very tangible solutions," said Hilton Foundation chairman, president, and CEO Steven M. Hilton. "We need to invest in housing and supportive services through a coordinated platform, with the support of a broad based coalition of volunteers, philanthropy, nonprofits, business, and government. This is what we are supporting through our investment in United Way of Greater Los Angeles and the work of Home for Good."