What We Believe

As representatives from organizations charged with making charitable investments to improve the well-being of individuals and communities, we believe that safe, affordable and stable housing is a precursor to achieving all other measures of well-being, including good health, educational success, economic self-sufficiency and racial and gender equity. We believe that philanthropy is uniquely positioned to innovate, incubate, and advocate.

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What We Do

We know from research that stable housing provides a foundation for families and individuals to succeed. Having a place to call home improves school attendance, decreases domestic violence, reduces food insecurity, and helps to lift people from poverty. The Collaborative creates a shared philanthropic platform to support housing stability through the following actions:

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Our Focus

Starting in 2017, the Collaborative, along with state and community partners, will emphasize preventing and ending homelessness for highly-mobile and homeless students and their families.We believe that an approach that supports schools to reliably identify student housing instability, coupled with a targeted, culturally-sensitive, and coordinated response to connect families to additional resources, will advance shared goals of stable housing, educational achievement, equitable outcomes, and preventing homelessness before it occurs.

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Together, We Can Prevent and End Homelessness for all Minnesotans.

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