Philanthropy Now podcast: Addressing homelessness through the Housing Ready Communities initiative

Please note: This episode was recorded prior to the onset of the COVID-19 crisis in Silicon Valley. Stay tuned for upcoming episodes about SVCF’s COVID-19 regional response initiatives and the work of our nonprofit partners to meet the needs of the community.

Robert Stromberg leads the Housing Ready Communities initiative at Destination: Home, a public-private partnership serving as the backbone organization for collective impact strategies to end homelessness in Santa Clara County, California.

In this episode, SVCF’s Director of Strategic Initiatives and Partnerships, Mauricio Palma, explores with Stromberg the intersection between civic engagement and collective impact. They specifically speak about the value of resident action as an essential ingredient in our collective work to end homelessness in Silicon Valley.

In SVCF's Philanthropy Now podcast series, we explore trends in the world of philanthropy, social impact initiatives in Silicon Valley and beyond, and we look at how SVCF promotes innovative philanthropic solutions to challenging problems.

Robert Stromberg, leader of the Housing Ready Communities initiative,
and Mauricio Palma, SVCF’s Director of Strategic Initiatives and Partnerships.

What you will learn:

  • What brought Robert Stromberg to Destination: Home and how the organization and its strategies have evolved in the past three years.
  • Strengthening relationships with other organizations in the housing space and the importance of cross-sector collaboration through nonprofits, government, and faith-based organizations to achieve housing goals.
  • Santa Clara County Community Plan to End Homelessness, creating 6,000 new homes with supportive services spread throughout every city and district in our community.
  • How individual neighbors and organizations who want to support housing efforts can get involved.
  • The three core principles Destination: Home brings to communities: Awareness, Understanding and Action.

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