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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Building Changes’ Economic Opportunities Initiative has been gaining traction since it first kicked off April. Recently, we awarded more than $375,000 in financial assistance grants to 16 participating nonprofits across the state.

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The News Tribune, 9/23/10

An op-ed written by Alice Shobe of Building Changes and Michael Mirra of the Tacoma Housing Authority highlights the work being done in Pierce County to end family homelessness.

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Two Building Changes' grantees, Serenity House of Clallam County and Housing Hope, have a lot to be proud of.

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The White House announces its first-ever federal plan to end homelessness and highlights a family from Washington state, who has been helped by the Washington Families Fund and our partner grantee, Hopelink.

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Good news: The state budget signed by Governor Gregoire on May 4th includes $1 million for the Washington Families Fund!

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Building Changes is pleased to announce 25 new partners in 19 counties across the state who will participate in its Economic Opportunities Initiative.

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