by Klarissa Monteros, AM Program Manager
We would like to congratulate Living Access Support Alliance (LASA) on receiving AM’s Community Pillar Award. LASA has been pivotal in helping us come together to work towards ending homelessness in Pierce County.
Recently LASA creatively converted former transitional housing units into permanent affordable housing! Minimal affordable housing is available in Pierce County, and the vacancy rate fluctuates around 1%, so this is a huge win for our community! LASA’s efforts have creatively filled a gap that beautifully supports families working towards solving their housing crisis. Every client that finished the application process was accepted into their permanent housing units despite the barriers they presented. This is difficult work and there were some bumps on the road, but we were able to work it through together.
We value our partnership with LASA and with Paula in particular. She is an amazing advocate and we trust that our clients are in good hands when we send them her way. The whole team is on point and very responsive. Thank you LASA for all your efforts helping to end homelessness. You are a valued member of our community!
(AM staff pictured above: Ivette Morales-Perez, Kelsey Johnson, Klarissa Monteros, Paula (LASA), Mike Yoder, Mary Aongo)