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April 26, 2017


Refugee Housing Summit


Partnership to Provide $35 Million to Support Homeless Families

Today, Mayor Ed Murray and philanthropist Paul G. Allen announced a partnership to address the region’s homelessness crisis through an innovative, permanent supportive housing and onsite services community that will serve as a resource hub for Seattle-area families with children who are experiencing homelessness. Under the partnership, Mr. Allen will provide $30 million in capital toward the development, with the City of Seattle committing $5 million in capital and additional funds to support operation and maintenance of the center. 

“Paul Allen understands the homelessness crisis requires everyone in our community, particularly our business leaders, to help,” said Mayor Murray. “This partnership with the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation will build permanent supportive housing for vulnerable homeless families with children and help the City leverage our affordable housing funds 6-to-1. This commitment is an example of the incredible difference our philanthropic and business leaders can make in our community, as I called on others to do during my State of the City speech this year. Thank you to Paul Allen, his family, and the foundation for making this incredibly generous investment to address this crisis.”

"We should all be alarmed by the growing crisis of homelessness in our community, especially its impact on families,” said Bill Hilf, CEO of Paul G. Allen’s Vulcan Inc. “Addressing this crisis requires the commitment and creativity of business, government, and the human services community. We approached the City of Seattle some months ago to get this project going because we wanted to make a significant impact toward disrupting the cycle of homelessness, and to give homeless families an opportunity to thrive.”

Mercy Housing Northwest, one of the nation’s largest non-profit developers of affordable housing operating 48 properties in Washington state, will develop, own, and operate the multi-family complex. It is anticipated that other nonprofit providers will partner to provide services for children and families in the community. 

Additional details about the design, location, and target opening date for the community will be released in the coming months.   

King, Pierce, and Spokane Counties Launch 100-Day Challenges to Tackle Youth Homelessness

100 Day

Last week, King, Pierce, and Spokane counties are launched 100-Day Challenges to accelerate efforts to prevent and end youth homelessness in their communities. The 100-Day Challenges are part of a growing national movement to prevent and end youth homelessness in America. In Austin, Cleveland, and Los Angeles, similar challenges organized by A Way Home America and RRI helped house 413 young people in just 100 days—exceeding their original Challenge.

“The 100-Day Challenge is all about taking action, now, to connect youth and young adults experiencing homelessness in our community with a safe and stable home,” said All Home Executive Director Mark Putnam. “I’m excited to join leaders from government, nonprofits and philanthropy, as well as the young people our works most impacts, to achieve an ambitious goal. Together we can do this!”

King County will focus on accelerating housing placements for young people experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness, and reducing the number of unsheltered young people in our community.

“Ensuring that every youth and young adult in our region has the opportunity to achieve their full potential starts with making sure they have a safe, warm place to call home each night,” said King County Executive Dow Constantine. “This partnership will build on the progress we’ve made to help more youth get into permanent housing, and work to prevent them from ever experiencing homelessness in the first place."

Schultz Family Foundation and the Raikes Foundation, two philanthropic leaders with a deep commitment to addressing youth homelessness, are providing financial support for the Challenges. Rapid Results Institute will provide coaching and support to all three regions, and will be facilitating key workshops at the beginning and end of the 100-Day Challenges. RRI’s past challenges around veteran and youth homelessness have shown that the limited timeframe of 100 days provides the urgency needed to identify, innovate, and fuel effective approaches for communities.

Over the course of the next 100 days, All Home and partners will be sharing profiles on social media channels to highlight those affected by and working to prevent and end youth homelessness. Follow along with the #WAChallengeAccepted hashtag on Twitter and Facebook.  

National Call-in Day


The National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) and the Campaign for Housing and Community Development Funding are holding a national call-in day TODAY to urge members of Congress to pass final spending bills for fiscal year 2017 before the Friday, April 28 deadline and to protect affordable housing investments. Unless Congress extends the deadline or passes full spending bills, the federal government will shut down and vital investments in affordable housing and community development will be put at risk. More information here.

Gates Foundation Wins HUD Secretary's Award for Public Philanthropic Partnerships

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has won a 2017 HUD Secretary’s Award for Public-Philanthropic Partnerships for its generous support of the Pacific Northwest Housing Authority-School Partnership. The award honors 10 innovative and impactful cross-sector initiatives that have increased the quality of life for low- and moderate-income Americans living in urban, suburban, and rural communities across the nation. These initiatives focus on solving a broad range of issues, from expanding affordable housing to promoting employment opportunities for students, reducing substance abuse among young people, and improving local infrastructure.

Portraits of Homelessness

The Seattle Times Pacific NW Magazine will present "Portraits of Homelessness" on May 4, 2017 at the Seattle Central Public Library’s Microsoft Auditorium. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the event begins at 7 p.m. The exhibit will include stories and concerns from people experiencing homelessness.

This event will also feature a panel of Seattle Times journalists moderated by KUOW's Ross Reynolds. Panelists include Tyrone Beason, project writer; Erika Schultz, project photographer; Daniel Beekman, Seattle Times city government and local politics staff reporter; and Vernal Coleman, Seattle Times staff reporter.

The event is free and registration is not required. More information available here.

All Home Continuum of Care (CoC) Meetings

All Home Coordinating Board Meeting

Wednesday, May 3 | 2:00 – 4:00pm

All meeting dates, times and locations as well as other related materials are available on the All Home website. All Home Continuum of Care meetings are open to the public and attendance is encouraged.

All Home Capacity Building Activities

All Home is committed to support system transformation efforts through relevant capacity building activities. The full Capacity Building Plan can be found on our website, here and all learning opportunities can be found on our calendar, here. If you are offering a training and want to get the word out or have a specific training need or recommendation for All Home, please contact Triina Van.

Partner Trainings

Equal Access and Gender Identity Rules Training Webinar

The webinar recording is now available on the HUD Exchange along with the presentation slides, speaker notes, and transcript. You can access the materials under Related Materials and Resources.

2017 Fair Housing Workshops for Housing Providers: King County Office of Civil Rights

Bitfocus Clarity General Trainings

Register for specific dates and times at:

Cross Agency Systems Training (CAST) for Adults and Child/Youth Services: King County Behavioral Health Recovery Division

Learn whom each system serves, goals of each program, services available to consumers, and how to access these services.  Systems represented include: Mental Health, Substance Abuse, Crisis Services, Child Welfare, Parent Supports, Juvenile Justice, Mental Health Courts, and more. Register here.

Job Opportunities

Neighborhood House

Youth Case Manager II - Bilingual in Spanish
Early Head Start Home Visitor - Bilingual
Prevention Coordinator - Minority AIDS Initiative

Plymouth Housing Group

Director of Social Services
Housing Case Manager - Recovery Focus
3 OPENINGS: Building Assistant (Live-Out)
Building Assistant (Live-Out) - Recovery Focus
Floating Building Assistant
Tenant Support Aide
Data Entry Assistant (Part-Time)
On-Call Building Assistant
On-Call Janitor

Compass Housing Alliance

IT Administrative Assistant
Property Manager