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OUR APPROACH

We provide financial and strategic support to community-led efforts to further Housing Justice and Criminal Legal Reform. 

WE SUPPORT

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HOUSING JUSTICE

We understand that systemic racism and inequality cause people to experience homelessness.  We know that this is deeply rooted in generations of housing and lending discrimination which have prevented people of color from experiencing the benefits of affordable, safe, and healthy homes. 

 

We support efforts to:

 

  • Prevent individuals from experiencing homelessness with an emphasis on eviction protection.

  • Increase the access and supply of affordable housing.

  • Strengthen and expand the public safety net.

  • Redirect resources from the broken criminal legal system to expand housing access, especially for people who have been directly impacted by over-policing and incarceration.

 

The Fund does not give money for direct services and does not support shelters, food programs, or substance abuse or treatment programs.

CRIMINAL LEGAL REFORM

We support organizations which examine the many ways structural racism is embedded in our existing criminal legal system and those working to develop an equitable system that can truly deliver justice for all. 

 

We support efforts to:

  • End extreme sentencing, including the death penalty and juvenile life without parole.

  • End youth incarceration.

  • Redirect resources from over-policing and incarceration to expand housing access, especially for individuals involved in the broken criminal legal system.

  • Expand reentry pathways and supports, with a particular focus on women.

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INTERSECTION & MORE

We support efforts to repair the harmful effects and excesses of the criminal legal system and those that redirect resources toward essential social safety nets and secure housing opportunities.

We support efforts to:

 

  • Expand housing for people involved in the criminal legal system with a particular focus on women.

  • Divest financial resources from the criminal legal system and invest in programs that expand the supply of affordable housing and help communities thrive.

HOW WE ADVANCE OUR MISSION

 
COLLABORATE

We collaborate with our grantee partners and funder colleagues to seed, coordinate, and resource emerging networks, coalitions, and campaigns.

ORGANIZE

We believe organizing and advocacy, led by those most impacted, offers the greatest hope to repair past injustice and to leverage private and public resources towards community-led initiatives.

INNOVATE

We invest in promising leaders with visionary ideas, energy, and commitment.  We learn from our grantees and adapt our approach to meet new challenges.