The Spokane Alliance's Housing Equity Action Research Team (HEART) efforts to expand affordable housing in West Central Spokane exemplify how community-based organizing gathers participants to assess needs and resources in a community, and how it involves community stakeholders to attempt to create a sustainable, equitable solution to address a community's needs.
We made the front page of the Spokesman-Review for our Community Health Program! The goal, Sciammas said, was to get patients “the medical information they need to feel competent in their healing if their symptoms are improving, or if they are on the verge of not being OK.”
Spokane Alliance says affordable housing has been an issue in Spokane for many years and is only becoming a bigger issue. They say the levy 1590 is a chance for Spokane to be a leader and make change without Olympia stepping in.
Spokane Alliance was interviewed and featured on KXLY news! The work they’re doing even caught Governor Inslee’s attention during Thursday’s visit to Spokane. Inslee says he wants to see more of these programs state-wide.
Spokane public health officials have recruited medical and nursing students to be part of an enhanced contact tracing team. Their job will be to contact and follow people who test positive for the coronavirus. One Washington State University medical student is already involved in a similar effort.