Improve Housing Affordability, Health Outcomes in U.S. Cities – May 7

Posted by Kresge Foundation on April 9, 2019

Kresge Foundation Launches New Funding Opportunity to Improve Housing Affordability, Health Outcomes in U.S. Cities

With the aim of supporting innovative, community-generated, multi-sectoral solutions that improve health outcomes and housing affordability and quality in communities across the country, the Kresge Foundation’s Health Program has announced a new $2 million funding opportunity to advance health equity through housing.

Under this RFP, the foundation seeks to identify and accelerate community-led policy and system changes that reduce displacement, segregation, and gentrification; support innovative funding strategies that better connect housing and health sectors; and recognize multi-sectoral partnerships that preserve and increase the supply of stable housing as a crucial way to improve health, well-being, and health equity in low-income communities.

Applicants may apply for either project support or general operating support:

Project support includes one-year planning grants of $100,000 or two-year implementation grants of $400,000 ($200,000 per year). General operating support includes two-year implementation grants of $400,000 ($200,000 per year).

To be competitive, proposals should address social determinants of health; have a strong community and equity focus; include partners from the health and housing fields (and ideally partners from additional sectors); and incorporate community-level engagement and decision-making at the policy and/or practice level focused on solutions to one or more health and housing issues.

This is Kresge’s second funding opportunity to support advancing health equity through housing. The foundation selected thirteen grantees for its initial round of grant funding in December 2018.

Interested applicants must register through Kresge’s online application system (Fluxx) by April 29, 2019.

Completed applications are due by 11:59 p.m. EST on May 7, 2019. Applications will only be accepted through the Fluxx portal.

See the Kresge Foundation website for additional more information and to download the application.

Deadline: May 7, 2019

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