USICH Blog, 11/7/12
Jennifer Ho, Deputy Director of the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH), reflects on systems change work and lessons from the October 2012 Washington Families Fund Systems Initiative Data Convening.
Impatient Optimists, 11/6/12
David Wertheimer, Deputy Director of the Pacific Northwest initiative at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, reflects on the audacious goal of ending family homelessness in Washington state and lessons from the October 2012 Washington Families Fund Systems Initiative Data Convening.
Local stakeholders and national advocates gather in Seattle to engage in what we’re learning about promising practices for ending family homelessness.// Read more...
Impatient Optimists, 10/29/12
As part of his keynote address at the October 2012 Washington Families Fund Systems Initiative Data Convening, Jeff Raikes reflected on how lessons from the business world can help us find effective solutions to family homelessness.
New waiver allows Washington state to focus on creative solutions aimed at improving the safety, permanency, and well-being of children.// Read more...
The News Tribune, 7/29/12
Columnist Kathleen Merryman reports on how an innovative partnership between the Tacoma Housing Authority and Tacoma School District is making progress in reducing family homelessness and student turnover. The project received a Washington Families Fund Systems Innovation Grant award in 2011.
Impatient Optimists, 7/25/12
David Bley, Director of the Pacific Northwest Initiative at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, writes about the McCarver Elementary Special Housing Program in the Hilltop neighborhood of Tacoma, which is helping homeless families find stability and improving their children's outcomes in school. The project received a Washington Families Fund Systems Innovation Grant award in 2011.
White House Champions of Change Blog, 7/12/12
Tricia Raikes, Co-President of the Raikes Foundation, was recently honored at the White House as a "Champion of Change" for her work to combat homelessness among children and youth. She writes about her role in a new initiative to prevent and end youth/young adult homelessness in King County, which Building Changes helped to facilitate.