On behalf of the All Neighbors Coalition, Housing Forward (formerly Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance) received a $1.25 million grant from the Day 1 Families Fund, a program of the Bezos Day One Fund. Housing Forward leads in the development and implementation of an effective homeless response system to make homelessness rare, brief, and non-recurring in Dallas and Collin Counties.
The Day 1 Families Fund issues annual awards to leading organizations employing needle-moving work to help families achieve housing stability. The grant provides $250,000 for Housing Forward to provide backbone support for the family homeless response system, as well as $1,000,000 for agencies providing direct assistance to families.
The All Neighbors Coalition will use these funds to expand Systemwide Diversion for Families, which is one of the Coalition’s top priorities for reducing family homelessness. Hailed as a national best practice, Diversion draws on creative problem solving and families’ strengths to help families avoid having to enter shelter or experience unsheltered homelessness by finding safe alternative housing options.
Register for a Mandatory In Person Information session here on January 11, 2023 at 3 PM
Interested partners can apply for the Request for Proposal (RFP): Systemwide Diversion for Families here through Amplifund.
Deadline for submitting an application: February 1, 2023.
For more information visit the funding page on our website here.