July Luncheon – Affordable Housing Panel – Featuring the BLOCK Project
July 16 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm$45.00
Come learn about ultimate affordability in housing in Seattle, and what the BLOCK project and Facing Homelessness is doing about it.
THE BLOCK PROJECT:
We build homes for those living on the streets, and we take a bold stand: We will never end homelessness through housing alone. A new approach is needed, one that acknowledges that relationships are the building blocks for healing our communities and that we can no longer see those who are homeless as ‘other’. This bold new model invites all of us to step forward with our own abilities to create societal change. To learn more about this initiative and how you can get involved, please visit our BLOCK Project site. http://the-block-project.org/home
The BLOCK Project’s approach to the issue of homelessness is:
INTEGRATED | By building homes for those experiencing homelessness in residential backyards, the BLOCK Project fosters cross-class integration and social inclusion.
SUSTAINABLE | BLOCK Homes are designed to achieve the highest standard for sustainability in the built environment (Living Building Challenge).
SUPPORTED | We create an intentional network of support for each resident, including professional social services, thoughtfully matched hosts, and engaged neighbors.
AFFORDABLE | The BLOCK Project makes use of the free, available property and leverages the community’s desire to get involved to dramatically reduce the cost of housing.
DIGNIFIED | BLOCK Homes are permanent, sophisticated dwelling units designed to provide stability for residents as they define and achieve success.
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