Six years ago, Cherie Moore was featured on the front page of the Seattle Times. A large photo shows Cherie in the front seat of an old Ford truck, her hand over her mouth, worry in her eyes. Her teenage son, Cody, is in the passenger seat, staring straight ahead. Everything they own is in the vehicle, their only shelter. As the story was reported, Cherie and Cody connected with resources and moved into an apartment. Their struggle with homelessness didn't end there, though.
As Olympians dazzle viewers worldwide, local community members are flexing their advocacy muscles and achieving victories in the movement to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to live in a safe, healthy, affordable home. In the spirit of the Olympics, we highlight a few all-star teams who've earned a round of applause and one shining moment on the Firesteel podium.
We've all received our primary election ballots, but, as of yesterday, only 13 percent of us had returned them. Primaries often don't get as much attention as general elections, but they're also important. The stakes are particularly high in Seattle, where we have the opportunity to help make our city more affordable for all through the Housing Levy. In this opinion piece, published yesterday in the Seattle Times, our YWCA's CEO and two of her colleagues make the case for voting YES on Prop. 1, the Seattle Housing Levy. Read their take, and don't forget to vote!
Read how an apartment supported by the Seattle Housing Levy transformed the life of one budding artist, and find out how you can ensure our city continues to invest in affordable homes.
Advocate Sahro Farah celebrated a victory last week when the Seattle City Council banned rent hikes on unsafe properties.