Why We Must Address Racial Inequality in our Efforts to End Homelessness - by Amanda Andere, CEO of Funders Together to End Homelessness
10/13/2016 - United States Interagency Council on Homelessness
“Why racial inequity?” This was not asked to me by any of our members, staff, or board. It was asked by a close friend when I told her that, to my surprise, the issue of racial inequity came up several times in my first month as leader of Funders Together to End Homelessness. The staff thought we should be talking about it and the board wanted to know what we could be doing to address it, as several of them were having conversations at their own foundations. As our members attended sessions that addressed racial inequity at the Council on Foundations and Grantmakers for Effective Organizations, they wanted to know what I thought about inequity and ending homelessness.
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