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The News Tribune, 3/30/09

An editorial by columnist Kathleen Merryman calls the expanded work of the Washington Families fund ambitious and challenging but "worth the risk and expense."

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Everett Herald, 3/20/09

An editorial that praises the Washington Families Fund public-private partnership model in tackling family homelessness.

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The Seattle Times, 3/19/09

Report on the Washington Families Fund partnership of governments, businesses and nonprofits pledging to redouble its efforts to help the growing number of homeless families in Washington State. The pledge includes up to $60 million over 10 years by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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On Thursday, March 19, more than 20 public and private community partners affirmed their deep and shared commitment to reducing family homelessness in Washington State, pledging to reduce by 5000 the number of children and their family members experiencing homelessness in our state over the next decade.

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Today, the Washington Families Fund, an unprecedented public-private partnership led by Building Changes, announced it is embarking upon a bold, new approach to end homelessness among families with children throughout the state, with the goal of reducing the problem by 50 percent in the next decade.
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