Category: Housing

Mar
4

COVID-19 Conditions Strain School Districts and Nonprofit Partners as More Youth and Families Experience Homelessness

Filed Under: Housing,PIERCE COUNTY CONNECTED,Strengthening Pierce County - Posted @ 4:44pm

Elementary students walking away from a bus, wearing COVID-19 masks.

    Marilee Hill-Anderson, Directory of Community Engagement of the Sumner-Bonney Lake School District paints a picture of the staggering need families in the district are facing right now, “We had a family who was illegally evicted from a local motel that had been there for a year and a half as homeless. They were > Continue Reading

Aug
8

‘In Our Backyard’ Event Activates Community Conversation on Homelessness

Filed Under: Housing,Vibrant Community - Posted @ 1:04pm

Every month, GTCF talks with organizers of events posted on our Community Calendar to find out what happened and what they learned. In this edition, Roni Chelben – City of Tacoma Artist in Residence shares her experience putting together In Our Backyard, a traveling series of community events that uses various arts and participatory experiences to > Continue Reading

Mar
22

Homelessness A Housing Issue, Local Leaders Say

Filed Under: Housing - Posted @ 9:05pm

PHOTO: City Club of Tacoma With tents lining streets in downtown Tacoma and in neighborhoods across the county, it’s easy to see the issue of homelessness in our community. However, homelessness affects even more people than those we see out on the streets. A panel of local leaders working to address homelessness shared data and stories > Continue Reading

Mar
5

Rising Rates, Flat Funding: What’s at Stake?

Filed Under: Housing - Posted @ 7:55am

The good news is that Tacoma is being recognized for its quality of life. Sunset Magazine named Tacoma a “Game-Changing Place to Live” earlier this year saying, “though roasteries and vegan restaurants are popping up to serve the fresh blood, housing ­remains startlingly affordable”. The bad news is Tacoma’s unprecedented growth is undermining that affordability even > Continue Reading