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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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TO SUCCESSFUL ORGANIZATIONS:
Washington State CASA »Washington State CASA (WaCASA) provides statewide services and support to a network of 35 local and tribal Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) programs.
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Imagine Housing »By providing 425 units of affordable rental housing in the most expensive communities in Washington, Imagine Housing gives homeless and low-income individuals the opportunity to remain in their communities.
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HERO House »HERO House is a top level International Center for Clubhouse Development and Washington State Certified Model of Psychiatric Rehabilitation serving adults diagnosed with mental illness living in the East Puget Sound.
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Recent Foundation Activities
Nourishing Networks
The Seattle Foundation is partnering with Hopelink on the Nourishing Networks project, which is an effort focused on responding to local hunger issues and mobilizing the community to respond. Norman Rice and Linda Nageott, President and CEO of Food Lifeline, are co-chairing the Leadership Team.
Success Story
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.
One-half of renters and one-third of owner households spend more than 30% of their gross income on housing.
Stay Informed:

Household Food Security in the United States in 2011
This report presents statistics on households’ food security, food expenditures, and use of food and nutrition assistance programs for 2011.
The Growing Housing Crisis in King County
A fact sheet on homelessness and housing affordability in King County
Hunger in America 2010
Hunger in America 2010 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.
A Fork In the Road
The Emergency Food Assistance Program (EFAP) is the Washington funding program for food banks, distribution centers, and tribal food voucher programs.
Local Housing Wage and Rent Data-Washington State
Statewide data on wage, rent, and affordability.

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