Gates Foundation gives $7.1M to support Gulf Coast housing
"This investment, although outside the scope of our usual giving, reflects the enormity of the crisis -- and our desire to support local organizations so they can grow in expertise and influence."
- Hilary Pennington, Gates Foundation official
Seattle, Washington, USA - The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation said Thursday it would give $7.1 million to help Gulf Coast organizations advocate for affordable housing and workers' rights.
Since 2005, the Gates Foundation has also given money to help displaced students, and refurbish and rebuild libraries on the Gulf Coast.