Funders Collaborative

By participating in funder collaboratives, PHAs can significantly increase the impact of their resources and programs, by connecting housing assistance to other investments in affordable housing and funding and the delivery of the services often needed by people experiencing homelessness.

Frequently a single public agency does not control funding that can be used for all of the elements or costs of strategies that are needed to prevent and end homelessness. Nonprofit providers of housing and services must go separately to dozens of funders, and they often need to secure funds from a multitude of funding sources to launch new programs or complete supportive housing projects. 

A funder collaborative links critical funding resources to achieve a common set of goals and may disburse those funds on the basis of a single, streamlined application process.