This is the first post in this series named "Not a Prisoner of the Past," and Andrea VanHorn shares about her work at the YWCA Seattle I King I Snohomish Passage Point, a supportive residential community for parents discharged from the corrections system who would otherwise be homeless and who seek to reunite with their minor children and families.
The National Low Income Housing Coaltion released this graph as part of their Out of Reach 2012 report. Bottom line: minimum wage is too low making Fair Market Rent on a two-bedroom apartment in any state simply unaffordable.
Affordable here is defined as applying 30% of total income on rent--a generally accepted standard.
Entrance to Mount Baker Apartments in Bellingham, managed by the Catholic Housing Services of Western Washington.
We are continuing our affordable housing series and now take a look at Whatcom County. Greg Winter of the Whatcom County Coalition for the Homeless took time to share a snapshot of affordable housing in Bellingham and its surrounding area.
Clark County Independent Living Skills Program, supporting foster youth and alumni as they age out of care
This is the first in our series examining affordable housing in YWCA communities across our state. Each of our partnering Firesteel YWCAs will be sharing what they are seeing in their community. We'll be hearing from YWCA Program Directors, coalition leaders and more. The YWCA Clark County is kicking it off for us!