Now Available: Notes from AM's Community Conversation on Housing and Homelessness
What definition should we use to determine if someone is homeless? Who is homeless? And why are there so many people experiencing homeless from Puyallup, Sumner, Bonney Lake, Spanaway/Parkland, and Lakewood — I thought they were all from Tacoma!? What is truly “affordable housing?” How might Tiny Houses (http://tinyhouseblog.com/) be a part of the solution? And what will the McCleary vs State of Washington do to funding for programs and services including housing? And what will we do to address the crisis; to fill the gap between homelessness and housing?
On May 31st about 25 people of faith joined with Associated Ministries’ faith-based partners and some staff members to explore how we can more intentionally engage the issues of housing and homelessness. Through a unique design of dialogue and conversation, where participants were both the speakers and the listeners, ideas and suggestions were explored in response to the questions above. Click here (or, Peter, on a box/link) to go to our web pages dedicated to Associated Ministries’ 3rd Annual Gathering, including notes from the small groups.
If you didn’t have the opportunity to attend AM’s 3rd Annual Gathering: A Conversation on Housing and Homelessness, we’ve posted notes here. Let’s continue to make this a broad conversation that leads to action!