One of the key interventions in our work is providing access to affordable, safe housing. We own aproximately four acres of land in the Northwest area of Spokane. Thanks to investments from our four sponsoring communities of Catholic Sisters, the Dominican Outreach Fund, the Smith-Barbieri Progressive Fund and members of the Spokane Community, we broke ground in August 2017 to build 24 cottages on two of these acres. This will increase our capacity to end homelessness and enhance our continuum of services.
The two acres of land presented an opportunity to make a huge impact on the Spokane Community. We evaluated many options for this land including orchards and raising bees. After years of research and reflection we decided to build 24 cottages to be named the Home Yard Cottages. Research shows that this option provides both the community and the privacy our participants need to grow and heal.
Photo: Home Yard Cottages construction progress May 2018.
Please click through the provided links or contact our offices for more information and chances to get involved.
A video introduction to the project
Some Research about the availability of affordable housing in Spokane County
A Frequently Asked Questions sheet
View photos from the Ground Breaking Event on 8/8/17 here.
Everyone Deserves a HomeIn Spokane County, for every 100 very low-income families looking for a place to live there are only 12 units available. Transitions is changing that statistic.