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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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Increase affordable housing
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Increase access to healthy food
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Prevent homelessness
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PCC Farmland Trust »PCC Farmland Trust is the only known land trust in the country committed to preserving local organic farmland in perpetuity.
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Homestead Community Land Trust »Homestead Community Land Trust (CLT) provides affordable home ownership opportunities to working families in Seattle and unincorporated King County via the community land trust approach.
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Hospitality House »Hospitality House is a 9-bed shelter located in Burien, provides culturally-sensitive, safe, transitional (up to 90 days) shelter for single homeless women.
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Impact Capital Financing Helps Low-income Communities
Impact Capital makes strategic capital investments aimed at improving the quality of life in our region. As a community development financial institution, the organization provides pre-development financing and below-market loans to nonprofit organizations developing housing projects in low-income communities across the state.
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End Childhood Hunger in Washington: Strategic Plan
This report examines the feasibility and challenges of ending childhood hunger in our state.
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.
One Night Count
The One Night Count of people who are homeless in King County takes place every year at the end of January.
Challenges in Serving Rural American Children through the Summer Food Service Program
This brief outlines the results of a study of potential barriers to locating more programs in rural areas to provide meals to low-income students when school is not in session, and participation in those programs by rural children.
On the Urban Farm
Seattle's biggest urban farm is taking root in Rainier Valley.

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