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January Is Poverty Awareness Month – Meet Arlington Youth Place

Patrick Duggan


January is Poverty Awareness Month. As a company that works day in and day out to create and preserve affordable housing in America, we’re deeply aware of the scope and scale of the problem. At Boston Financial we’re working to close the gap in affordable housing accessibility by continuing to focus our work on equity initiatives that help people get a safe, quality, affordable place to call home.

These are places like Arlington Youth Place, developed by Tacoma Housing Authority and the YMCA of Greater Seattle. Arlington is an inclusive community to all young adults experiencing or at risk of homelessness. It consists of 58 affordable homes, and every apartment comes with furniture. Supportive Services are extensive and cost over $1 million per year with the property paying $100,000 and the rest paid by the State. A supportive services staff of 14 includes a housing director, 4 resident case managers, a clinical supervisor, chemical dependency professional, behavioral health therapist, housing case manager, and peer resident manager.