ZONE Nominee Wins 2024 Chase Youth Award

April 24, 2024

Northeast Spokane did well at the Chase Youth Awards last night (April 23, 2024). Three awards went to leaders making an impact here in our community: Yasuhara Middle School student, Ester Mutano, won the Personal Achievement Award Stevens Elementary School Counselor, Fondra Magee, won the James E. Chase Adult Award The ZONE Youth Resident Steering…

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Increasing Housing Density AND Retaining Neighborhood Character

April 5, 2024

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

March 13, 2024

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

February 13, 2024

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

January 29, 2024

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

January 24, 2024

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

November 21, 2023

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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Being a ZONE Kid Video

October 12, 2023
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Enjoy our newest video about being a ZONE kid in 2023. Being a ZONE Kid 2023 from B & B Pro Video on Vimeo.

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MultiCare Behavioral Health Clinic Now Open

October 4, 2023

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

July 20, 2023

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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