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Right to Housing

Monday, December 2, 2019
10:00am - 12:00pm PST
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Philanthropy across the state has been working collaboratively to address the pressing problem of homelessness in our state. A recent Public Policy Institute of California survey found that “homelessness” is the state’s number one problem in the eyes of voters—the first time the issue has been at the top of the list. Central to the homelessness crisis is the pressing need for affordable housing. Too many families experience homelessness due to rising rents. Consequently, funders concerned with this issue may have heard about the discussions on how to address both of these challenges and the debate around whether there should be a “right” to either shelter or permanent housing, in the state of California. This webinar will explore what both of these terms, “right to shelter” and “right to housing” mean, and what the consequences of such a right could lead to for philanthropy. Presenters will include housing and homelessness experts from across the state. Join us and funders from across the state on this important conversation that may influence your grantmaking approach to housing and homelessness.


Andrea Iloulian

Senior Progam Officer – Domestic Programs at the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation

Andrea Iloulian manages the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation’s domestic grantmaking in the area of chronic homelessness. Prior to joining the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, Iloulian worked in commercial property management, where she served as property manager of Class A high rise office buildings in the downtown and Miracle Mile areas of Los Angeles. Iloulian also previously held positions with TreePeople, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health’s PLACE Program, and served as a senior consultant at MAXIMUS. She holds a master’s degree in public policy from the University of Southern California’s Sol Price School of Public Policy and a bachelor’s degree in social ecology from the University of California, Irvine.

Tommy Newman

Senior Director of Impact Initiatives at the United Way of Greater Los Angeles

Tommy Newman is currently the Senior Director of Impact Initiatives at the United Way of Greater Los Angeles. He is responsible for the organization’s Everyone In campaign, as well communications, community engagement, and advocacy as it relates to housing and homelessness.

He most recently worked at LA Family Housing (LAFH) where he directed the organization’s communications and public affairs strategies. While at LAFH he worked on the Prop. HHH and Measure H campaigns. Tommy also worked at L.A. City Hall for Councilmember Tom LaBonge as a policy and neighborhoods deputy. He attended Loyola High School, George Washington University, and the University of San Francisco School of Law. He is a member of the California Bar.



No cost to participate

Who May Attend
Current SCG, NCG, and SDG members and eligible non-members

SCG members: Register online (you must log in to your SCG account to register).
NCG & SDG members: Please contact Anna Song at a[email protected] to register.
Non-members: Register online. If you do not have an SCG account, contact us.
If you have additional questions regarding these sessions, please contact us at [email protected]

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