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Housing Stability

Housing

At United Way of Spokane County, we believe that access to safe and affordable housing is a fundamental right and a critical component of a healthy, thriving community. Our housing initiatives aim to address the pressing housing challenges faced by many residents, ensuring that everyone has a place to call home.

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​Identifying Disparities

In Spokane County, many individuals and families struggle with housing insecurity due to rising costs, inadequate supply, and socio-economic disparities. These challenges disproportionately affect low-income households, seniors, and those experiencing homelessness. Identifying and addressing these disparities is crucial to our mission.

Our Approach to Solving the Problem
  1. Collaborative Partnerships: We work with local governments, housing authorities, and community organizations to develop comprehensive housing strategies.

  2. Resource Mobilization: By leveraging financial resources, volunteer efforts, and community support, we enhance housing initiatives and services.

  3. Advocacy and Education: We advocate for policies that increase affordable housing and educate the community on housing issues and solutions.

Impact

Meet Sarah, a single mother who was facing eviction due to unforeseen medical expenses. Through our partnership with local housing programs, Sarah received emergency rental assistance and financial counseling. This support enabled her to stabilize her housing situation, improve her financial literacy, and maintain a secure home for her children. Sarah's story is one of many that highlight the tangible impact of our housing initiatives.

Long-Term Impact

Our housing initiatives aim to create sustainable, long-term solutions to housing insecurity. By investing in affordable housing developments, supporting transitional housing programs, and enhancing emergency shelter services, we strive to reduce homelessness and housing instability in Spokane County. Our efforts contribute to a more resilient community where everyone has the opportunity to thrive.

Investment Strategy\Capacity Building Grants

United Way of Spokane County provides capacity-building grants to local nonprofits dedicated to housing. These grants help organizations improve their service delivery, expand their reach, and implement innovative solutions to housing challenges. By strengthening these nonprofits, we ensure that they can effectively address the housing needs of our community.

At United Way of Spokane County, we are committed to making safe and affordable housing a reality for all. Through strategic partnerships, resource mobilization, and community engagement, we are building a stronger, more resilient Spokane. Join us in our mission to provide stable homes and brighter futures for everyone in our community.

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