Community Convening: Reducing Housing Insecurity in Santa Fe
On Monday, February 6, local policymakers, philanthropic leaders, and city, county, and state officials convened to discuss reducing housing insecurity in Santa Fe.
Hosted by the Thornburg Foundation, the luncheon featured a Q&A discussion with guest speaker Rosanne Haggerty, CEO of Community Solutions. Christopher Goett, President & CEO of the Santa Fe Community Foundation, facilitated the discussion.
The discussion focused on the intersection of systemic racism and housing affordability, the spectrum of housing insecurity between the unhoused and first-time home buyers, and support of nonprofit real estate developers. While the challenges that lead to housing insecurity across the nation and in Santa Fe are intersected and complex, yesterday's convening made clear that a long-term, integrated approach between philanthropy, nonprofit, and government is essential.
About Rosanne Haggerty
Rosanne Haggerty is an internationally recognized leader in developing innovative strategies to end homelessness and strengthen communities. She is a is a MacArthur Foundation Fellow, an Ashoka Senior Fellow, a Hunt Alternative Fund Prime Mover and Schwab Foundation Social Entrepreneur. She is a recipient of the National Design Award (Cooper-Hewitt/Smithsonian); the John Gardner Leadership Award (Independent Sector), and the Jane Jacobs Medal for new ideas and activism (Rockefeller Foundation). She is a Life Trustee of Amherst College.
About Community Solutions
Community Solutions assists communities throughout the U.S. and internationally in solving the complex housing problems facing their most vulnerable residents. Their large-scale change initiatives include the 100,000 Homes and Built for Zero, a national movement of more than 80 cities and counties that includes Santa Fe. These initiatives are committed to measurably ending homelessness and lifting up neighborhood partnerships that bring together residents and institutions to change the conditions that produce homelessness.
About the S3 Santa Fe Housing Initiative
The S3 Santa Fe Housing Initiative is a partnership between Santa Fe Community Foundation, Thornburg Foundation, McCune Charitable Foundation, Anchorum St. Vincent, the New Mexico Coalition to End Homelessness, the City of Santa Fe, and Santa Fe County that works to protect and provide safe, secure housing for Santa Fe's most vulnerable residents, as well as affordable, stable housing for all community members. Community Solutions helped create the Santa Fe Suites, a project of S3.