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Home for Good Funders Collaborative: Updated Lessons from Five Years of Coordinated Funding

Abt Global


February 23, 2017
Chronic homelessness has been a significant issue in Los Angeles County. While many community organizations, governmental agencies, and foundations have been working to address chronic homelessness for many years, these efforts were often fragmented and uncoordinated, making it difficult for providers of housing and services to assemble resources needed to launch and sustain projects or to take promising interventions to the scale needed to end chronic homelessness for the most vulnerable people. The launch of the Home For Good Funders Collaborative in late 2011 marked the first strategic attempt to coordinate public and private funding for the services and resources needed to address the issue.

In early 2013, Abt Global, as part of a larger evaluation of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation’s Chronic Homelessness Initiative, prepared a detailed analysis of lessons learned from developing and launching the Collaborative: Home For Good Funders Collaborative: Lessons Learned from Implementation and Year One Funding.

As the Funders Collaborative neared completion of its fifth year of facilitating public and private collaboration and joint investment in addressing chronic and veteran homelessness, the evaluation team from Abt revisited the work of the Collaborative. This report offers an analysis of the Collaborative’s evolution, current dynamics, and opportunities moving forward as of year five.