Posted by: phillipsre | November 11, 2014

Landlords Helping to End Homelessness

Photo Credit: Dan Lamont

Photo Credit: Dan Lamont

The Committee to End Homelessness in King County is partnering with Landlords around the area to put together a program to end homelessness. Created more than five years ago, the Landlord Liaison Project creates incentives for landlords to relax screening criteria for people experiencing homelessness, such as risk-reduction funds to cover damages that exceed security deposits and a rapid response to concerns via a 24-hour call-in line. More than 200 landlords have participated, housing more than 1,800 households, 94 percent of whom have maintained housing for at least one year.

The CEH is hosting an event to provide more information for Landlords that might be interested in the program. The Kick Off Event for One Home: A Landlord Partnership to End Homelessness will be on November 18, 2014 at 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm at Zillow Headquarters in downtown Seattle. For more information or to find out how to get involved click here

Another organization that has been working to help the homeless community is the Compass Housing AlliancePhillips Real Estate Services has been involved with Compass for a number of years. This organization builds and maintains high quality, affordable housing for individuals and families who are formerly homeless or have been unable to afford market rate housing in the Seattle/King County area, like the Nyer Urness House in Ballard and number of other different developments.

In a world where apartment buildings and condominiums are going up on every corner, it is comforting to know that there are organizations out there that are working on helping to fill buildings for the people in the greatest need.

 

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