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Philanthropy Northwest Network Call - Housing Justice and Homelessness Prevention in the NW

Philanthropy Northwest Network Call - Housing Justice and Homelessness Prevention in the NW

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Event details

Friday, February 10, 2023
10:00am to 11:00am PST

About this event

Our region is in a housing crisis. Issues of housing access, affordability and homelessness are affecting communities across the Northwest. We know that housing insecurity and homelessness disproportionately affect BIPOC people, disabled people and other historically oppressed communities. We also know that safe and stable housing is foundational for other education, health or economic outcomes. When we look at the landscape of housing challenges in our region, how can we approach homelessness prevention and solutions with housing justice at the center?  

On this call, we will hear from national experts from Funders Together to End Homelessness to explore their approach for housing justice, which aims to “elevate Pro-Black and Pro-Indigenous solutions that realize housing justice as racial justice.” They will share more about the Funders Together strategy and how philanthropy is engaged in this work. We will also hear from government and nonprofit partners from mid-sized cities who are actively engaged in homelessness prevention and response work on the ground. They will reflect on how they approach housing justice in their communities, and the challenges and opportunities ahead. 


Stephanie Chan, Chief Strategy Officer, Funders Together to End Homelessness

As Funders Together's first Chief Strategy Officer, Stephanie leads the implementation of the organization's overall strategy to end homelessness through a racial and housing justice framework. Previously, she served as the director of membership and programs and led programming to push philanthropy to center racial equity in their homelessness and housing work. In this director position, Stephanie also successfully designed a membership strategy to expand the organization's network and diversify its revenue streams. While at Funders Together, Stephanie also supported HUD through an Intergovernment Personnel Act (IPA) assignment, where she helped the agency on activities related to President Biden's Executive Order On Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government. 

Stephanie earned her master of public administration with a concentration in nonprofit management from George Washington University. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Trinity College in Hartford, CT.

Marley J. Hochendoner, J.D., Executive Director, Northwest Fair Housing Alliance

Marley has served as executive director for Northwest Fair Housing Alliance (NWFHA), a private nonprofit fair housing education and advocacy organization based in Spokane, Washington for 17 years. Prior to joining NWFHA, Marley was an in-house staff attorney and policy analyst for the Nez Perce Tribe, and a staff attorney at Idaho Legal Aid Services. Marley has taught Landlord Tenant Law as adjunct faculty for Gonzaga University School of Law, is a Washington State licensed Real Estate Instructor, and a member of the Greater Spokane Progress Race Equity Subcommittee and Race Equity Trainers Cohort. She is a licensed attorney in Washington and Idaho (inactive).


Casey Mattoon, Our Path Home Manager, Our Path Home

Casey Mattoon is the Our Path Home manager at the City of Boise, coordinating the public-private partnership to end homelessness in Ada County. Casey has more than a decade of experience in community engagement, public advocacy and program management. Currently, their role is focused on leading the county-wide partnership through strategic planning to develop the right programs supported by robust funding. Their goal is to ensure Our Path Home can provide the evidence-based interventions we know work at a scale that will allow us to help every household experiencing homelessness get back into housing quickly - and permanently.


Clare Stumpf, Coordinator, Shelter JH

Clare Stumpf grew up in Oakland, California and attended the University of Rochester in upstate New York where she earned a bachelor's degree in psychology and philosophy. She moved to Jackson after graduation for “one fun summer” and has spent every summer in the valley since working as a raft guide and living in her van. After a few winter seasons globe-hopping, Clare decided to return to school and moved to Boulder, Colorado. She earned a master's degree in environmental policy from the University of Colorado, where she worked on municipalizing Boulder’s energy supply, registering young voters and interning for a food justice nonprofit.

Clare decided to stay one fall (and luckily found winter housing!) for a local grassroots organizing training program and has lived here full-time ever since working in the nonprofit sector. She has traveled to Cheyenne to testify in support of housing mitigation, lobbied Town Councilors and County Commissioners to approve developing homes that locals can afford, and gathered grassroots support for a variety of causes in Jackson Hole.

Background and Registration

The Philanthropy Northwest Network Call series takes place one Friday of every month to bring an important topic forward to our network. The goal of these calls is to lift up an issue to our network of funders to deepen their learning, inspire action and highlight where philanthropy might intersect with this work. 

These calls are open for anyone to join. You don’t have to be from a philanthropic organization or a member of Philanthropy Northwest, but please note these conversations are framed around philanthropy, and the role philanthropy might play around a particular issue.  

When you register for a Philanthropy Northwest Network Call you are automatically added to the Network Calls listserv. You can unsubscribe and remove your email from the list at any time. 


Philanthropy Northwest strives to make our events accessible to everyone. On these calls, we offer closed captioning and speakers give physical descriptions of themselves in their introductions. The calls are also recorded and we share out the recordings and other supportive resources within a week after the call. If you require an accommodation or service to fully participate, please contact JulieAnne Behar.  

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U.S. Department of Housing and Urban DevelopmentThe Steele-Reese FoundationThe Giving PracticeCaroline Kurtz