Affordable Housing

Passage Point: Giving Strength, Hope and a New Home to Families

We now start a series exploring the challenges facing women and families that are attempting to build their life again after being incarcerated. Stable housing is the most critical element for successful re-entry. Many of us would first think of employment as the foundation for rebuilding a life, but actually, stable housing and a safe home is an even bigger factor.

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 Lowdown on Affordable Housing: Whatcom County

Entrance to Mount Baker Apartments in Bellingham, managed by the Catholic Housing Services of Western Washington.
Entrance to Mount Baker Apartments in Bellingham, managed by the Catholic Housing Services of Western Washington.

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. 

The Lowdown on Affordable Housing: Clark County

Clark County Independent Living Skills Program supporting foster youth and alumni as they age out of care
Clark County Independent Living Skills Program supporting foster youth and alumni as they age out of care

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!

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