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HEART - Housing Equity Action Research Team

West Central HEART is the Housing Equity Action Research Team, a group of activated leaders from the Spokane Alliance and West Central Neighborhood working together to expand housing options in West Central. 

Good Jobs & Public Benefits

Good Jobs have been a priority for the Spokane Alliance since our founding. Currently, the Jobs Team is focused on ensuring that all Public Works projects in the Spokane region create benefits for the whole community. We believe that the community is strengthened when more workers have health insurance and retirement benefits. 

Mental Health x Child Care Action Team

When the pandemic began the longer-term issues facing families and the childcare industry were laid bare. Many member organizations of the Spokane Alliance represent front-line workers who were continuing to work through the early shut downs. Their lack of access to affordable childcare created crises for families and in our public services.

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“I went to the training with some aspirations of building power in Spokane but feeling very uncertain and uncomfortable about pursuing them and came home with actionable goals and calm determination to do the work.”

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The Spokane Alliance is everyday people taking powerful action together for the common good.

We develop the diverse voices of our community, building relationships across religious, racial, class, and neighborhood lines.

Together we build the power to make the positive changes they want to see in our community, making our shared home a better place to live and thrive.

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We don’t organize for justice and social change FOR people. We organize for justice and social change WITH people.

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Childcare Victory featured in Mental Health Weekly!

Last week the Spokane Alliance’s victory to fund mental health support in childcare centers was featured in Mental Health Weekly!  Childcare team Co-chair  Kerra Bower, who is the creator of the pilot program,  was interviewed for the article. She provided an in-depth description of the challenges families and childcare centers have been facing and the goals of the pilot program. 

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Childcare building relationships

"More help will now be there for families of young kids. Spokane County commissioners are giving more than $316,000 to three daycares: Little Scholars, Parkview Early Learning, and A Bright New Beginning." Both Little Scholars and Parkview Early Learning are members of Spokane Alliance. 

Spokane Alliance is a nonprofit coalition of churches, unions, and community groups representing more than 20,000 adults in Spokane County, has been working with Kerra Bower of Little Scholars, and many others, to allocate ARPA money coming to Spokane, Spokane Valley, and Spokane County. 

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Proposed City Budget Would Raid Affordable Housing Fund

Mayor Woodward wants to prevent the construction of affordable housing by diverting the 1590 Housing Levy funds away from building affordable homes. 

Home. It’s where we lay our heads and make our memories. This most basic of human needs has become out of reach for so many of our neighbors due to dramatic rises in housing prices.

In 2020, the Spokane Alliance organized to ask that the City of Spokane implement a long term, sustainable solution to fund the creation of new affordable housing units. After hearing from members of the Spokane Alliance, FUSE, and the Spokane Low Income Housing Consortium (SLIHC), the City agreed to implement a 0.1% local sales tax, intended to generate $6M a year for 20 years and fund the creation of 2000 homes.

On Monday 11/21 and 12/05, we are mobilizing to tell City Council City to keep us on the path to ending homelessness by keeping affordable housing dollars for affordable homes. Join as an audience member or to provide testimony!

We can ensure that everyone has a place to call home in our communities by coming together to protect the Housing Levy funds that we fought for from being raided to patch a hole in the Mayor’s budget.

 

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Events

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Jobs Team Meeting

Thursday, February 09, 2023 at 09:00 AM

The Jobs Team is focused on ensuring that public money is used to create good jobs that provide a living wage and family benefits, and opportuni... RSVP

Friends of Alliance 2023

Wednesday, February 15, 2023 at 05:00 PM

Friends of the Alliance Celebration & Fundraiser 2023Sold out

HEART - Housing Equity Action Research Team

Thursday, February 16, 2023 at 05:30 PM

Join leaders from across the Alliance and the West Central neighborhood for a special listening session about renters' issues. We will focus on ... RSVP