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Ventura County Funders Forum – United Way’s Homeless Initiative

Tuesday, February 11, 2020
12:00pm - 1:30pm PST
United Way of Ventura County
702 County Square Drive, Ventura, CA 93003
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Ventura County’s most vulnerable individuals, families, and veterans need access to housing in a competitive rental market. Housing resources exist, but utilization is impeded by the small number of landlords willing to accept housing vouchers and subsidies. In response, the United Way of Ventura County recently launched a Landlord Engagement Pilot Program (LEPP) to increase housing stock and utilize existing housing vouchers and housing subsidies provided by local jurisdictions and community partners in preventing and ending homelessness.

Lunch sponsored by the United Way of Ventura County.


Eric Harrison

President & CEO, United Way of Ventura County

Eric Harrison has served as the President & Chief Executive Officer of United Way of Ventura County since December 1, 2014. Eric’s responsibilities include driving the Community Impact strategy for the organization, serving as the principle resource for strategic management as well as organizational management, and promoting community leadership. In 2009, Eric was named by the North Bay Business Journal (SF Bay Area) as one of the publication’s top “Forty under 40” remarkable professionals, as well as most recently in 2016 by the Pacific Coast Business Times. Since the Thomas Fire, his team has mobilized donations of over $5 million and helped over 1,800 households with disaster relief assistance to date.

Amy Duganne

Program Manager, Landlord Engagement, United Way of Ventura County

A California native, Amy began her work with homeless families in 2010 as the Family Liaison for Special Populations with the Ventura Unified School District. She served as a housing specialist for the Salvation Army's Homeless 2 Home program. From 2015-2019, Amy served as a housing consultant for the County of Ventura with the Human Services Agency Homeless Services and the County Executive Office Community Development Department. She has also served on the Ventura County Continuum of Care Board, as vice-chair of the Ventura Homeless Prevention Board, on the Lincoln School PTA Board, and was awarded the Ventura County Community Gem Award in 2012 for her volunteer work with homeless children.

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 [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]

Accommodations for People with Disabilities
If you have a disability and require accommodation in order to fully participate in this activity, please contact our programs team at [email protected] or (213) 680-8866. You will be contacted by someone from our staff to discuss your specific needs.

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This location is ADA compliant, has dedicated nursing rooms, and gender-neutral restrooms available.

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