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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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Seattle Community Law Center »SCLC prevents and remedies homelessness by assisting people with physical and mental disabilities in their need to obtain and maintain federal disability benefits.
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Children's Home Society of Washington »Children's Home Society of Washington (CHSW) is the largest statewide children's non-profit organization dedicated to providing exceptional and innovative services to Washington's children and families.
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Parkview Services »Parkview Services has been in service for over forty years and provides and maintains affordable housing for people with developmental disabilities, as well as offers down payment assistance, financial and homeownership education for first time homebuyers with an ADA or developmental disability.
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Urban Community Farm Feeds Low-income Families and Creates Jobs
Located in the South Park neighborhood of Seattle, Marra Farm is a model urban community farm. The farm grows organic produce to feed low-income families, provide food for South Park Elementary after-school programs, distribute to a senior citizen lunch program and sell at the University District Farmers Market through an employment program for at-risk youth.
Stay Informed:

One Night Count
The One Night Count of people who are homeless in King County takes place every year at the end of January.
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.
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.
The Growing Housing Crisis in King County
A fact sheet on homelessness and housing affordability in King County
Household Food Security in the United States
This report, published in September 2014, presents statistics on households’ food security, food expenditures, and use of food and nutrition assistance programs for 2013.

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