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Funders for Housing and Opportunity

Joined in January 2020

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Funders for Housing and Opportunity (FHO) is a cross-sector, non-partisan, national funder collaborative with a shared vision: That all renters, regardless of income, can afford safe, stable housing in communities that support better health, economic mobility, and educational achievement.

Over 12 million households in America – one out of every four renter households – spend more than half of their income on rent or do not have a home at all. Over 9.6 million of those households have an annual income of less than $15,000, and people of color are disproportionately impacted. The private market alone has not produced enough housing that people with the lowest incomes can afford. In its place, local, state, and regional solutions are emerging that hold promise for adaptation and replication.

FHO believes that a stable home is so much more than a commodity. Housing is a platform for achieving better life outcomes and thriving communities for all of us. Safe, stable housing means:

  • children do better in school
  • seniors are healthier longer and more socially connected
  • parents and children experience better mental health
  • workers are more productive
  • trips to emergency rooms are reduced
  • families have more disposable income to strengthen their financial security and boost local economies.

FHO is working to ensure that the provision of housing is an essential part of our nation’s efforts to improve the life outcomes of the most vulnerable American families.

Funders for Housing and Opportunity (FHO) is a cross-sector, non-partisan, national funder collaborative with a shared vision: That all renters, regardless of income, can afford safe, stable housing in communities that support better health…

Issue Areas Include

  • Housing & Homelessness

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