Uplift Northwest to partner with Housing Connector, provide additional housing opportunities

by | September 22, 2020 | Blog, In The News

Uplift Northwest helps men and women achieve stability through a holistic employment program, and housing assistance is one of the complementary services offered to our workers. Uplift Northwest currently owns and operates an affordable apartment complex for up to 47 workers in Belltown, and we partner with various other housing providers to verify employment and connect workers with homes.

In a new partnership, Uplift Northwest is beginning a program to place workers in homes through Housing Connector. Housing Connector is a business-to-business organization that connects private property owners and managers to those most in need of housing. Their vision is for no housing units to sit vacant while there are men and women in need of a home.

The program hopes to reduce barriers to housing and increase the region’s affordable housing capacity. As part of the program, Uplift Northwest will commit to at least one year of housing stability support for the tenants we place, and we will help our workers navigate the needs of long-term housing stability. Every worker considered for placement will either be working a livable wage job through Uplift Northwest with ability to pay rent, or they will be working while receiving rental-subsidy support.

Housing Connector is funded through a joint effort by the City of Seattle, King County, and United Way.

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