Learning Exchange: How to Promote and Sustain Equitable Mixed-Income Communities

September 12, 2018, 1:00pm PDT
Seattle, WA

Philanthropy Northwest and the Puget Sound Asset Funders Network invite you to a learning exchange with Salin Geevarghese from the Mixed-Income Strategic Alliance and other regional efforts to examine a set of ideas and strategies designed to build thriving communities. We’ll learn about the Alliance’s national work and research as well as discuss their emerging efforts within King County and Seattle housing communities


Innovation and Hope in Domestic Violence and Family Homelessness: DV Housing First

January 21, 2015,
12:00pm to 1:30pm
Philanthropy Northwest

The flexible DV Housing First model has helped survivors and their children rapidly access new housing - or surprisingly, stay in their own homes - while still maintaining safety and stability, and often bypassing emergency shelters. Because of the very promising results, funders are coming together with WSCADV to launch a five-year demonstration and research project in 2015.


Innovations in Manufactured Housing: A Policy & Practice Update

November 14, 2014,
8:30am to 10:15am
Philanthropy Northwest

Owning a home is a critical asset-building strategy and key to building wealth in the U.S. Unfortunately, homeownership is out of reach for too many Americans, especially people of color and those who live in rural areas. Manufactured housing can bridge the housing gap for many lower-income and rural families. Join us to learn more about the work underway nationally and in the Northwest to create innovations in manufactured housing.


I'M HOME Conference

November 13, 2014 (All day)
Seattle, WA

The Innovations in Manufactured Homes (I'M HOME) conference brings together audiences interested in applying manufactured housing solutions to affordable housing challenges to network, learn and share best practices with one another.

Health in Housing: Exploring the Intersection Between Housing and Health Care

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This Oregon study, released by Enterprise Community Partners, explores the link between affordable housing and health care through the lens of several national health reform metrics: better connection to primary care, fewer emergency department visits, improved access to and quality of care, and lower costs.

Home Sweet Home: Working on Equity in Affordable Housing


Sharon Wade Ellis, Momentum Fellow | When I was a kid, I spent summers with my grandparents in their old and drafty home on Chicago's South Side. Old as it was, that home offered refuge, and that garden provided more than nourishment: together, house and garden tied the family closely to their community. They cherished its security and affordability. In the minds of my grandparents, the home and everything associated with it was theirs — but they didn't own it, and therefore knew they could lose it one day. They were lucky. That place — their place — left me with a certainty: everyone has a right to a stable and affordable home. I carry my passion forward to the work I do at Meyer Memorial Trust, finding relief for my nagging ache of wanting to help people access housing that meets their needs. more »