Safe & Stable Homes: Ending Family Homelessness Grant

Safe & Stable Homes: Ending Family Homelessness Grant


United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County has set a goal to end family homelessness in our four-county community by 2025. An end to family homelessness means that every community will have a comprehensive response in place that ensures homelessness is prevented whenever possible, or if it can’t be prevented, it is a rare, brief, and one-time experience.

Throughout 2019, United Way convened an advisory council of experts to examine all angles of homelessness, including root causes, people affected, and proven solutions. Through collaboration with this council, United Way funded the following three priorities in the 2020-2021 Safe & Stable Homes: Ending Family Homelessness grant cycle.

  • Legal Representation
  • Financial Assistance
  • Tenant/Landlord Resource Center

In the above priority areas, “families” is defined as any household with a dependent child under the age of 18.

Qualifying criteria for 2021-2022 Safe & Stable Homes grants will be available for organizations on this webpage before the Letter of Intent period opens. 

2021-2022 Timeline
All trainings and roundtables will take place virtually unless otherwise specified.

  • March 22, 2021 - Letter of Intent application is open for submission.
  • April 5, 2021 - Letter of Intent due by 4:30pm.
  • April 9, 2021 - Agencies notified whether they have qualified to complete a full Request for Proposal (RFP) and receive instructions on how to complete and submit RFP via email.
  • April 16, 2021 - RFP becomes available in e-CImpact.
  • May 3, 2021 - RFP and all attachments due by 4:30pm.
  • July 1, 2021 - Project funding year starts and agency executives are notified of award status.


Please check back March 22, 2021 for the Letter of Intent process to be active.  ​

Agencies invited to complete a full RFP that are not currently United Way Agency Program Partners will be required to submit:

  • Agency 990 (most recently completed)
  • 501 (c) 3 Letter
  • Completed Form W-9
  • Most recent Audit Report
  • Management Letter for Audit Report
  • Most recently completed fiscal year-ending internal financial reports (Balance Sheet and Statement of Activities)
  • Most recent current year financial report (Balance Sheet and Statement of Activities)
  • Current list of Agency Board of Directors

All programs will be required to submit a program logic model.

Grant requirements for agencies receiving funding after successful submission and review of RFP:

  • Signed Grant Agreement
  • Counterterrorism Compliance Form
  • Policy on Protecting Children (if agency serves children)

Outcomes Measurement:

  • All funded programs will be asked to align with applicable U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness criteria and guideline measurements for ending family homelessness.
  • Programs will be asked to provide the program participant outcomes they indicated measuring in their RFP.

All funded programs are required to report demographic information for all of the clients completing programming (including those that were not measured for outcome evaluation)

  • Age Groups: 0 thru 3, 4 thru 5, 6 thru 11, 12 thru 17, 18 thru 24, 25 thru 34, 35 thru 44, 45 thru 54, 55 thru 64, 65 thru 74, 75 thru 84, 85 thru 94, 95 and over
  • Gender: Male, Female, Transgender, Other
  • Household Income: $0 to $9,999, $10,000 to 14,999, $15,000 to $24,999, $25,000 to 36,999, $37,000 to $49,999, $50,000 to $74,999, $75,000 or more, Free and reduced lunch (if income data is not available)
  • Racial Background: African American/Black, Asian, Caucasian/White, Middle Eastern, Multi-racial, Native American, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, Other
  • Ethnicity: Hispanic/Latino, Non-Hispanic/Latino
  • Veteran Status (Do you now or have you ever served in the Armed Forces?)
  • What is the primary Language spoken in the home? English, Hmong, Spanish, Other
  • Zip Codes of Residence

Please contact Krystina Kohler at 414.263.8181 or via email.

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