David Wertheimer is a deputy director of the Pacific Northwest initiative at the foundation’s U.S. Program.
October 29, 2013 / David Wertheimer
If we rush to achieve immediate results, if we think we can truly solve a thorny problem like homelessness quickly, all we’re likely to create is a small splash.
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July 30, 2013 / David Wertheimer
What do the Gates Foundation and Home Depot have in common? We were both in Washington, D.C., last week talking about how we could work together to end homelessness.
June 06, 2013 / David Wertheimer
David Wertheimer writes about how social media can be a powerful force for change in efforts to end homelessness.
April 10, 2013 / David Wertheimer
We know that the way to end homelessness is to house everyone. Yet, ensuring everyone has a place to call home requires a housing supply that is affordable to all, regardless of their incomes. The simplicity of this argument seems well suited to a freshman
college logic course. However, the reality is not that simple.
February 26, 2013 / David Wertheimer
What happens when you bring together more than 900 of the nation’s leading players in the work of ending family and youth homelessness from the non-profit, government, advocacy and philanthropic sectors? Remarkable things.
"Our desire to bring every good thing to our children is a force for good throughout the world. It’s what propels societies forward." —Melinda Gates
The Global Fund has helped to deliver more than 190 million bed nets to protect families from malaria.
"The world faces a clear choice. If we invest relatively small amounts, many more poor farmers will be able to feed their families." —Bill Gates, 2012 Annual Letter
"When it come to global health, Bill and I are optimists—but we're impatient optimists. Tremendous progress is being made. But there is still so much we're impatient to see done." —Melinda French Gates
In Senegal, 80% of households now have a bed net, helping the number of malaria cases there drop 50% in a single year.
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