Snapshot: Public-Private Funders Collaborative on Chronic Homelessness
Earlier this year, the Mayor's Office, the Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing, and Tipping Point Community spearheaded the planning and development of the Funders Collaborative. The purpose is to align private and public funding, advocate in support of solutions to reduce chronic homelessness in San Francisco, and hold ourselves mutually accountable to common goals. To date, 18 departments and organizations have participated: California Health Care Foundation, Citibank, the Controller’s Office, the Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing, the Department of Public Health, Dignity Health, the Housing Authority, Kaiser Permanente, the Human Services Agency, the Mayor’s Office, the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development, PwC, Salesforce, San Francisco Foundation, San Francisco Housing Accelerator Fund, the Sheriff’s Department, Tipping Point Community, and Zendesk.
At the meeting in April, the Funders Collaborative adopted an ambitious goal to provide 6,750 housing opportunities for individuals experiencing homelessness by 2022. Housing opportunities include permanent supportive housing, rapid re-housing, and problem-solving (eg: family reunification). The Funders Collaborative is in the process of determining the level of investment they will make to fund the strategies that will get us to that goal.