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COVID-19 Weekly Northwest Funders Call - September 11

COVID-19 Weekly Northwest Funders Call - September 11

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Event details

Friday, September 11, 2020
10:00am to 11:30am PDT

About this event

Join us for an in-depth look at the pandemic’s impact on affordable housing and homelessness. We will hear from local, regional and national experts, including three of our members, on how cities and regions in the Northwest have responded to the crises and continue to support their most vulnerable communities. We will also hear how public leaders, advocates and funders are thinking about long term solutions and asking the question: can what is possible with regard to crisis-related solutions be made permanent? We will also do a “temp check” on the state of play of federal dollars and potential cuts to local/state social services. And with the pandemic unabated, we will delve into the very real risk in the rising number of foreclosures and growing inequities in homeownership and wealth among communities of color.

You don’t want to miss this great panel of presenters on a critical issue in our region and around the country. Come with your questions and local experiences/expertise to share with the PNW network.


  • Katie Hong, Director, Special Initiatives, Raikes Foundation 
  • Ann Olivia, Visiting Senior Fellow, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
  • Carol Gore, President/CEO Cook Inlet Housing Authority
  • Lisa Hasegawa, Regional Vice President, Western Region, NeighborWorks America,
  • Mark Ellerbrook, Director, Housing, Homelessness & Community Development Div., King County’s Dept of Community & Health Services


Participation in this meeting is open to philanthropic organizations that currently make grants. This includes corporate giving offices, private and public foundations, community foundations, government grantmakers and CDFI institutions with a philanthropic focus. You do not need to be a Philanthropy Northwest member to participate, but do need to represent an organizational philanthropic institution. Please do not join this call if you are a nonprofit organization. If you are unsure about your eligibility, please contact Nancy Sanabria

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