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Building Changes grants $20,000 to Kirkland Interfaith Transitions in Housing

Kirkland Interfaith Transitions in Housing - Contributed
Kirkland Interfaith Transitions in Housing
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Building Changes awards KITH (Kirkland Interfaith Transitions in Housing) a $20,000 grant from the Washington Families Fund. Through those grants, Building Changes supports programs and strategies that lead to family stability and improved systems for addressing homelessness.

“KITH looks forward to working with Building Changes,” said Jennifer Barron, KITH’s executive director. “As early signers of King County’s Ten Year Plan to End Homelessness and partners in coordinated entry through Family Housing Connection, KITH is engaged in the community-wide work to end homelessness. As a grassroots agency, we are committed to making every dollar count in the work of helping homeless and at-risk families gain self-sufficiency.”

In King County, $620,000 in Building Changes funding will support KITH and 27 other agencies in planning for and converting from a housing model that moves homeless families through a series of time-limited housing programs, before returning them to permanent housing, to one that offers shorter stays with prevention, diversion, and rapid re-housing services that move more people out of homelessness more quickly.

For more information about KITH, visit www.kithcares.org.

 

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