The Seattle Times, 1/25/11
The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation recently announced $8.5 million in grants to nonprofits in the Pacific Northwest, including a $300,000 grant to Building Changes to expand its employment/economic opportunities initiative.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Blog, 1/19/11
David Bley, Director of the Pacific Northwest Initiative at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, blogs about one of the foundation’s priorities in Washington state—reducing homelessness among families with children—and cites Building Changes as a key partner.
A new pilot program in King County is helping more than 100 families access the long-term training and education programs they need to earn a living wage.// Read more...
Seattle Housing Authority News Release, 11/11/10
Building Changes was selected by the Seattle Housing Authority to lead planning efforts in the Yesler Terrace community to determine what services and activities should be part of the redevelopment.
The News Tribune, 11/10/10
An article on Pierce County’s new homelessness plan and the work being done to set up a centralized intake for homeless and at-risk families and individuals. Both are part of Building Changes' systems innovation work in King, Pierce, and Snohomish counties.
In-depth reporting by local journalists focuses on family homelessness in Washington State. Fellows from a unique Seattle University program examine the nature and extent family homelessness through a wide range of news media.// Read more...
AOL News, 10/19/10
As part of Seattle University’s journalism fellowship on family homelessness, Carol Smith from InvestigateWest described the situation of several homeless youth in the Pacific Northwest. Article includes comments by Mark Putnam of Building Changes about the impact of the recession and high unemployment rates on youth and young adults.