Posts in: "Fighting Homelessness"

New Reports Mean a United Front in Homeless Funding

Thanks to two new reports, we have evidence for strengthening our system so that more people exit homelessness. We've signed a funding memorandum of understanding to force significant reforms to how homeless services contracts are administered and funded. Read Article

Why United Way Supports the Seattle Housing Levy

The Seattle Housing Levy has funded more than 12,500 affordable apartments throughout the city, helped 800 families purchase their first home and provided emergency rent assistance to 6,500 families. Every housing levy has met and exceeded its goals. We support the 2016 Seattle Housing Levy. Read Article

We All Deserve Better Than the Jungle

We think that everyone should have a roof overhead, and are supportive of the City’s efforts to move people out of The Jungle. We also know that there are still too many people without a safe place to sleep – and, as a community, we have a lot of work ahead of us. Read Article

Your Role in Getting 3,000 People Hired

In Seattle, you might think that all available jobs get filled up. NOT TRUE! Jobs in our area go unfilled everyday. That's where Jobs Connect comes in and helps those experiencing homelessness CONNECT to jobs. Check it out! Read Article

From Homelessness to Housing and Hope: Ariel’s Story

When Ariel first experienced homelessness last winter, she lost more than a roof over her head. She lost something valuable and irreplaceable. She feared she would never get it back. “Hope. I needed hope badly because I was getting really depressed because it’s very scary being homeless.” Read Article

Homeless Veteran Gets His Smile Back

The Community Resources Exchange connected more than one thousand clients to essential resources all under one roof. Bill, an Army Ranger with US Special Forces in Desert Storm, was able to get a haircut, new shoes, and much needed dental work. Read Article