(December 12, 2013) - Wellspring is pleased to announce that its Housing Services Program has been selected to participate in a Rapid Re-Housing For Families Pilot to help homeless families in King County. Announced by the Office of King County Executive Dow Constantine last week, the pilot is expected to house and stabilize up to 350 families in King County over the next year. Funding and planning partners include King County DCHS, City of Seattle Human Services Department, United Way of King County, Building Changes, and the Seattle and King County Housing Authorities.
Six local agencies, including Wellspring, were selected to participate in the pilot to test whether a rapid rehousing model is a more effective approach to reducing homelessness than the transitional housing model.
“We are delighted to have been selected to participate in this pilot study,” commented Sandy Lowe, Vice President of Wellspring Community Services. “We look forward to working with the funders, planners, and other participating agencies on this project. We are committed to applying what we learn to help advance the shared goal of developing a more effective and sustainable housing model for homeless individuals and families in our community.”
Wellspring Family Services’ participation in the Rapid Re-Housing for Families Pilot continues its commitment to utilizing a rapid re-housing approach for families with low-level barriers to obtaining housing. In addition to the Rapid Re-Housing for Families Pilot, Wellspring was also recently selected as a participant in the Shelter Diversion Pilot Project, led by the City of Seattle Human Services Department and Building Changes.