Housing

Stable housing provides a foundation for individuals, children, and families to lead healthy and productive lives.

Without a place to call home, individuals and families cannot put themselves on a path to a healthy, stronger future.

Priorities

The Foundation supports capital, program, and operating grants primarily in its priority communities in the following areas:

The Foundation supports nonprofit housing development to accelerate the production of affordable housing that integrates into the broader community and includes services to help people achieve and maintain stability.

Examples of appropriate projects:

  • Permanent supportive housing developments or units serving people who are exiting homelessness.
  • Working capital for predevelopment of supportive housing or to build nonprofit developers’ capacity to create more housing, such as expanding their real estate development teams.

The Foundation supports innovative, community-driven efforts that preserve affordable housing for generations. Projects should have the potential for replication or expansion and enable residents to live and thrive in their home communities.

Examples of appropriate projects:

  • Community land trusts primarily in Baltimore and Hawaiʻi that prioritize people experiencing housing instability.
  • Models for community ownership or community wealth building to prevent resident displacement.
  • Mixed-income housing integrated into the community that is designed by and for individuals who are often marginalized, such as people with disabilities, youth, and residents of rural areas.

The Foundation supports projects to improve collaboration across public systems and organizations that serve people without housing or at risk of experiencing homelessness. Projects should involve individuals who have been homeless to inform planning and implementation.

Examples of appropriate projects:

  • Partnerships to coordinate services across organizations that address homelessness. Projects should demonstrate how the work improves the lives of people served.
  • Leadership development and other opportunities for people who have experienced homelessness to participate in planning and decision making about programs designed to serve them.
  • Models for sustainable funding of supportive services that help people maintain housing.

Photo courtesy of Puʻuhonua O Waiʻanae Farm Village, a community-led development in rural Oahu.

It brings tears in your eyes because you see how they’re helping people, those that cannot help themselves. And I’m one of them.

Apply for a Grant

The Foundation has an online application process for all capital, program, and operating grant requests. To learn more about how to apply, including eligibility, click the link below.

If you have a visual impairment or any difficulty in navigating our grants intake tool, please email grantsintake@hjweinberg.org. We will be pleased to assist you.

Key Initiative

To increase the supply of affordable housing, the Foundation aims to strengthen the field of nonprofit housing developers. As part of this initiative, Weinberg works with a group of developers in its priority communities, providing grants for predevelopment activities — such as acquiring land, retaining architects and engineers, or conducting environmental studies — and to build the development teams and capacity of these organizations. The Foundation also supports nonprofit loan funds that increase these developers’ access to capital they need for projects.

Contact Information

If you have any questions, or require any additional information regarding the grant process, please contact grantsintake@hjweinberg.org.