Weekly News from LMM
Celebrating Juneteenth
Juneteenth is this Sunday!

LMM kicked off the holiday festivities yesterday with a staff Lunch and Learn hosted by our Community Engagement Coordinator, Gloria Craig. The discussion highlighted the history behind Juneteenth, busted myths around the holiday and shared why it is important to recognize and celebrate.

Are you looking to celebrate Juneteenth this weekend? Head to the MetroHealth Juneteenth Freedom Fest, which is taking place downtown this Saturday from 12PM - 10PM.

LMM recognizes Juneteenth as a national holiday and our offices will be closed on Monday, June 20 to observe the holiday. We wish everyone a great Juneteenth and hope that you are able to take time to reflect on why this holiday deserves recognition and celebration.
Homelessness in the LGBTQ+ Community
Individuals that identify as LGBTQ+ experience homelessness at a disproportionate rate.

The Williams Institute at the UCLA School of Law reports that sexual minority adults are more than twice as likely to experience homelessness as cisgender, straight adults. In addition to this, it is reported that 17% of the LGBTQ community will experience homelessness at some point in their lifetime (compared to a 6% overall likelihood for cis, straight adults).

Learn more in The Williams Institute's 'Homelessness Among LGTBQ Adults' report.

Want to support LGBTQ+ individuals experiencing homelessness? Our community partner, The Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless, is hosting a Pride Drive to collect and donate gender-affirming clothing, personal care items and more for LGBTQ+ individuals experiencing homelessness.
Breaking New Ground Has Broken the Goal!
It’s official! LMM has not only met, but exceeded our goal of $3.5 million, bringing in a total of $4,245,000 for the Breaking New Ground (BNG) Affordable Housing Initiative!

Thanks to you, our amazing donors and supporters, LMM will be able to provide 20 renovated units at affordable rates in the St. Clair-Superior neighborhood to families experiencing homelessness. The Family Stability Fund will help sustain the project, by providing financial assistance to ensure our families are able to maintain their residency. 

Stay tuned for more updates on BNG as we purchase and renovate more houses and celebrate this success for families!
Up Next in State Policy Advocacy Forum
The City Club is hosting their Up Next in State Policy Advocacy forum on Tuesday, June 21 at noon. The forum will feature Hannah Halbert, Executive Director of Policy Matters Ohio, who will highlight her work at Policy Matters as well as what lies ahead in state policy.

Attend the forum at Public Square or tune in online.