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Basic Needs 

Basic Needs: Serving Food 

From affordable housing to nutritious food, basic needs are essential to the well-being of all residents—and the community at large.

 

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ABOUT THESE STRATEGIES:
Increase affordable housing
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Increase access to healthy food
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Prevent homelessness
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HomeSight »HomeSight is a nonprofit community development corporation founded in 1990.
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Seattle Chinatown International District PDA »SCIDpda's goal is to revitalize our neighborhood through activities that preserve its multi-ethnic culture, meet the needs of our community, and help our neighborhood adapt in ways that encourage long-term sustainability.
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Society of St. Vincent de Paul-Council of Seattle/King County »The 211-Community Information Line refers more neighbors in need to St. Vincent de Paul than any agency for basic needs assistance. We intervene at a crisis to prevent eviction, hunger, utility shut-off and more.
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Seattle's First Housing Project for Homeless Adults Living with Chronic Alcohol Addiction
Downtown Emergency Service Center operates Seattle’s first housing project, 1811 Eastlake, for homeless adults living with chronic alcohol addiction. The organization provides much-needed on-site healthcare services, case management and other supportive services. This project saved taxpayers an estimated $4 million during its first year of operation through reduced jail time, emergency healthcare and crisis treatment services.
Stay Informed:

Hungry in Washington
Hungry in Washington presents national data from the most recent USDA report on food insecurity and hunger in America, including food insecurity and hunger prevalence for Washington and the state’s ranking for food insecurity.
Financial and Geographic Barriers to Shopping at Grocery Stores
Those living in poverty often turn to corner markets and gas station mini marts for food.
On the Urban Farm
Seattle's biggest urban farm is taking root in Rainier Valley.
State of Homelessness in America 2013
This is the third report by the National Alliance to End Homelessness (NAEH) in an annual series of investigations into how U.S. economic conditions are affecting homelessness.
Hunger in America 2014
Hunger in America 2014 is one of the largest studies of domestic hunger, providing comprehensive and statistically valid data on the emergency food distribution system and the people that Feeding America serves.

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