Increasing Housing Density AND Retaining Neighborhood Character

Many families are already hosting other households, often extended family and friends, in their single-family homes. By ‘densifying’ through accessory dwelling units and smaller multi-family units, overcrowded families could spread out to their own leased or owned units close by. Northeast Spokane homeowners are ready to explore ADUs. 62% of homeowner respondents say they’d be…

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March Newsletter

Housing Work in The ZONE Our Director, Jene Ray, has been busy speaking to Rotary 21 about housing needs in Northeast Spokane. You can see the video here. We also have a Housing Needs Survey open through Tuesday, March 19th, assessing the needs of homeowners and renters in Northeast Spokane. Read More

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February Newsletter

Celebrating Our 2023 Award Winners! On February 7, we gathered together to celebrate our 2023 Accomplishments and our award winners for all they have done. It was a great night, with many of our partners gathering together. Read more here. Resident of the Year: Shanda Blunt Agency of the Year: NEST Coalition (Lorraine Holokai) Partner…

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Jene Ray Delivers TEDx Spokane Talk: Our Community’s Opportunity Cost of Unstably Housed Students

In this impactful talk, ZONE Director, Jene Ray, addresses the critical issue of housing instability among students and its profound impact on academic success. Ray explores the unseen obstacles faced by students navigating housing insecurity and presents a groundbreaking solution involving Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs). Ray delves into the academic consequences of housing instability, revealing…

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January Newsletter

Thank you to STCU for surprising us with $25,000! 2024 has begun and is busy already! We will be celebrating our 2023 accomplishments in February, and have begun hosting our Financial Aid Nights. Read more about housing, Family Nights, and our Resident Steering Committee. Read More

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November Newsletter

As we head toward Thanksgiving and Giving Tuesday, we ask you to consider giving to our Boot & Shoe Drive that will help Northeast families this winter. We are thankful to you, and we happy to welcome a new Housing Diversion Case Manager and Wolff Fellow to The ZONE. Read More

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MultiCare Behavioral Health Clinic Now Open

In 2019, residents told us that mental health services were a top priority for them. We took that to heart, and when the Hillyard Library moved across the street, we started working on bringing a behavioral health clinic to our campus. We have partnered with MultiCare to bring this much-needed resource to our residents, and…

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July Newsletter

There is so much good happening in The ZONE. Kids in free after school and summer programming, adults compensated to attend pre-employment courses, and households receiving ongoing support with their personal goals so that all family members can thrive. Our Resident Steering Committee has elevated needs this year directly to the State Board of Education,…

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Housing Updates

On June 30, 2023, the EERP program is ending, which means that landlords will no longer be required to go through mediation as part of the eviction process. However, free mediation COULD still be an option if you are facing eviction. If your landlord agrees to go through mediation with you, both Fulcrum and Northwest…

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