David Wertheimer is a deputy director of the Pacific Northwest initiative at the foundation’s U.S. Program.
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.
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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.
January 28, 2013 / David Wertheimer
At the Gates Foundation, we’re now entering the 14th year of our work in Washington State to reduce family homelessness. That may sound like a long time, but when dealing with a problem as complex and seemingly intractable as family homelessness, time
is required to find and implement changes with the potential to have real impact.
November 06, 2012 / David Wertheimer
August 07, 2012 / David Wertheimer
Systems responsible for both social services and housing these familie s may receive are forging new partnerships across the thick walls of government silos that all too often inhibit effective collaboration.
"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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