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HomesNOW! Not Later is an all-volunteer, privately funded group of people working to provide shelter for the homeless in Bellingham and Whatcom County. Our mission is to address basic human needs of homeless individuals and help them in the process of getting back on their feet. Click here to check out our Events.

A Call to Action

Jim Peterson, formerly homeless for
17 years, had a dream since 1993 to
start solving homelessness, one
person at a time. Jim never gave up on that dream,
Jim Peterson and Doug Gustafson
started HomesNOW! to finally
implement that dream.

The HomesNOW! Plan is simple,
Housing First, then help homeless individuals with finding support services such as mental counselling, job training, and drug/alcohol treatment as needed.

We are raising money for Winter Haven. A temporary encampment. Here are the plans.

We are also raising money for our Unity Village project. Here are the plans for Unity Village.

IF YOU WANT TO BECOME A REALITY, THIS IS YOUR CHANCE TO HELP.

We are a 501c3 so your donations are tax deductible.

To donate, please visit our Donation page.

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We also need a housing board that will hold landlords accountable, and limits on how high rent can be raised. Sure, we're working towards a $15 minimum wage, but that won't mean anything when we're dumping our raise back into rent... it doesn't solve anything.

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HomesNow. Not Later. is feeling grateful.

We are so close to our "end of June" goal; only $1,800 more needed to meet that goal. We are so grateful for all the community support.
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We are so close to our end of June goal; only $1,800 more needed to meet that goal.  We are so grateful for all the community support.

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Someone walked in to Safehaven today with a $10,000 donation! We’re beyond thrilled. I guess I can donate $5.

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Thank you private donation

6 days ago   ·  1
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💚💙

6 days ago   ·  1
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Wow. Nice.

3 days ago
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How to donate to HomesNow brand-new, never used kitchen faucet and stainless steel double sink?

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Here's our progress so far. Thanks to all who have donated and made our first two tiny homes a reality. Let's keep up the momentum! ...

Heres our progress so far. Thanks to all who have donated and made our first two tiny homes a reality. Lets keep up the momentum!

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Wow, that looks so organized and spotless

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Tonight! Broadcasting live from high atop the 420th floor of KZAX Studios join us for another edition of " Bloch Off!" with Stacy Bloch and Amanda Mac ! This week guests: Jim Peterson and Rachel Duval of HomesNow. Not Later. We'll discuss their transition to an all tiny homes model and the upcoming move to the south side. Tonight. Thursday. 7PM. Re-broadcast Sunday morning at 9 AM.KZAXLP-FM 94.9 Make.shift Radio and streaming live at makeshiftproject.com/kzax-949-radio/. Or listen anytime at Blochoff.com!

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Tonight! Broadcasting live from high atop the 420th floor of KZAX Studios join us for another edition of " Bloch Off!" with Stacy Bloch and Amanda Mac ! This week guests: Jim Peterson and Rachel Duval of HomesNow. Not Later. We'll discuss their transition to an all tiny homes model and the upcoming move to the south side. Tonight. Thursday. 7PM. Re-broadcast Sunday morning at 9 AM.KZAXLP-FM 94.9 Make.shift Radio and streaming live at makeshiftproject.com/kzax-949-radio/. Or listen anytime at Blochoff.com!

Our application for Unity Village has officially been submitted and notices have been sent to neighbors. Unity Village will be located at 210 McKenzie Ave. and will have 20 tiny homes, but it will be done in phases. We'll start with 12 tiny homes and 8 tents and as more tiny homes are built, tents will be removed. We need to have all 20 tiny homes built by November (as required by the City).

This means we need to raise about $70,000 between now and October. We're going to build 4 tiny homes per month. So, we need to raise $8,000 before June 15th, another $8,000 before June 29th, etc.

We need all of our supporters to help us raise money, whether by donating, sharing our fundraisers, coming to our upcoming fundraiser at Kulshan on June 18th, buying dinner from Port of Subs on June 13th (5pm to 9pm), or helping us with our coffee fundraiser by bringing an order form to work/school/whatever before June 30th.

If you have questions about how to get involved, please leave a comment, send us a message, or stop by Safe Haven to talk to Jim or Rachel.

You can read more about Unity Village on our website (homesnow.org/unity-village/). If you live in Fairhaven, please come to the public meeting on June 4th to show your support. Thank you!

Online Fundraiser: www.facebook.com/donate/1513781622086970/
Port of Subs Fundraiser: www.facebook.com/events/653685795147534/
Pint Night at Kulshan: www.facebook.com/events/2296586324001665/
Coffee Fundraiser: www.facebook.com/events/454325278474397/

Notice of application: www.cob.org/gov/dept/pcd/Lists/notices/Attachments/3668/Notice-of-Application-and-Optional-DNS-SE...
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Our application for Unity Village has officially been submitted and notices have been sent to neighbors. Unity Village will be located at 210 McKenzie Ave. and will have 20 tiny homes, but it will be done in phases. Well start with 12 tiny homes and 8 tents and as more tiny homes are built, tents will be removed. We need to have all 20 tiny homes built by November (as required by the City). 

This means we need to raise about $70,000 between now and October. Were going to build 4 tiny homes per month. So, we need to raise $8,000 before June 15th, another $8,000 before June 29th, etc.

We need all of our supporters to help us raise money, whether by donating, sharing our fundraisers, coming to our upcoming fundraiser at Kulshan on June 18th, buying dinner from Port of Subs on June 13th (5pm to 9pm), or helping us with our coffee fundraiser by bringing an order form to work/school/whatever before June 30th.

If you have questions about how to get involved, please leave a comment, send us a message, or stop by Safe Haven to talk to Jim or Rachel.

You can read more about Unity Village on our website (https://homesnow.org/unity-village/). If you live in Fairhaven, please come to the public meeting on June 4th to show your support.  Thank you!

Online Fundraiser: https://www.facebook.com/donate/1513781622086970/
Port of Subs Fundraiser: https://www.facebook.com/events/653685795147534/
Pint Night at Kulshan: https://www.facebook.com/events/2296586324001665/
Coffee Fundraiser: https://www.facebook.com/events/454325278474397/

Notice of application: https://www.cob.org/gov/dept/pcd/Lists/notices/Attachments/3668/Notice-of-Application-and-Optional-DNS-SEP2019-0022-USE2019-0016.pdf

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This is so awesome and so needed! I hope this project is wildly successful and provides a template for many more affordable villages.

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😍💙😘❤💋keep moving forward💚.

2 weeks ago
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Good job.

2 weeks ago
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What is the large building next to it?

2 weeks ago

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I received a notice about this in the mail. What do you think?

2 weeks ago
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Iam so excited i cant waite!!!

2 weeks ago
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Remind me time & place for June 4 meeting

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Many in Bellingham are compassionate, and show this even in the middle of a long weekend helping a homeless person with little to no notice.

These are the people who can move this community forward in so many areas.
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What I found out today is that most people don't realize that the Camp on Alabama is a structured, background check establishment camp

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ATTENTION:

I’ve been contacted via PM by a young homeless man who is currently in the Birchwood neighborhood. He is camped out “in the woods” and is out of food.

Food bank is closed until Wednesday because of the holiday.

Anyone willing to help him with some staples for the next three days including this evening?
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As above, I said I can bring him something tomorrow. Where and when can I meet him tomorrow? Monday. Looks like he still needs food for Tuesday.

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Mission accomplished for dinner tonight and breakfast/ lunch tomorrow. He said he is all set up for camp gear, but said he would love a bicycle when my hubby asked him if he had one. We do not have a bike....so, if anyone has one they are not using it would go to good use.

3 weeks ago   ·  1
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FYI all, we met up and gave the young man some food for tonight. He was very thankful and an appreciative young man! If anyone can bring him food tomorrow, Monday or Tuesday, that would be awesome!

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I’m contacting him to see what his availability is today, as soon as I hear, I’ll let everyone know.

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I live in the area and would love to help. Pleaae let me know what other needs he may have for food and other items.

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I have tons of canned soups, is he able to warm things?

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Poster of this post, please, where can we meet him with food.

3 weeks ago   ·  1
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Where is he at? We have some leftover dinner I can bring to him

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i was thinking about salvation army but you reminded me of the holiday i bet they are closed too

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I could drop by a bag of peanut butter, crackers, fruit, etc. Where? When?

3 weeks ago
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Salvation Army food bank open Tuesday ?

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has he been told about meals at the Mission?

3 weeks ago

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i dont have foodstamps left either 😔

3 weeks ago
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35 more likes and we'll reach 2,000 likes. Please invite your friends to like this page! ...

35 more likes and well reach 2,000 likes. Please invite your friends to like this page!

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HomesNow. Not Later.
HomesNOW goes to Whatcom County Council, asking for land to build tiny homes and updating the county on the progress of Safe Haven.

Link to Safe Haven Project:
homesnow.org/safe-haven/

General Planning document, similar to business plan:
homesnow.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/HomesNOW-General-Plan.pdf

Bellingham Municipal Code:
www.codepublishing.com/WA/Bellingham/

Whatcom County Code:
www.codepublishing.com/WA/WhatcomCounty/

Website:
HomesNOW.Org

Facebook:
facebook.com/HomesNowNotLater

YouTube Channel:
www.youtube.com/channel/UCQsy8m39etRS5lrQLQ17rpQ

Twitter:
twitter.com/homesnowbham

GoFundMe (One Time Donations):
gofundme.com/homesnow

PayPal:
www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=BHU7QFJPDBDMW

Patreon (Monthly Donations):
www.patreon.com/homesnow/

Hashtags:
#HomesNOWNotLater #HomesNOW #EndHomelessness #Bellingham #Whatcom
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HomesNOW Goes to Whatcom County Council
HomesNOW goes to Whatcom County Council, asking for land to build tiny homes and updating the county on the progress of Safe Haven.

Link to Safe Haven Project:
homesnow.org/safe-haven/

General Planning document, similar to business plan:
homesnow.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/HomesNOW-General-Plan.pdf

Bellingham Municipal Code:
www.codepublishing.com/WA/Bellingham/

Whatcom County Code:
www.codepublishing.com/WA/WhatcomCounty/

Website:
HomesNOW.Org

Facebook:
facebook.com/HomesNowNotLater

YouTube Channel:
www.youtube.com/channel/UCQsy8m39etRS5lrQLQ17rpQ

Twitter:
twitter.com/homesnowbham

GoFundMe (One Time Donations):
gofundme.com/homesnow

PayPal:
www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=BHU7QFJPDBDMW

Patreon (Monthly Donations):
www.patreon.com/homesnow/

Hashtags:
#HomesNOWNotLater #HomesNOW #EndHomelessness #Bellingham #Whatcom
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If it wasn't for the safe community of Safehaven, a resident may not be alive today. Thanks to the quick response of volunteers, he is alive and in the hospital from what may have been a heart attack.

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We need to raise $500 to $1,000 to buy two good tents for the welcome tent and smoking tent. The high winds destroyed the two tents we had so we need to get better quality tents.

We also need to raise money for ongoing expenses such as safe storage, water, grey water dumping, electric, garbage pickup and portapotties.

Please donate via PayPal at admin@homesnow.org, or you can give cash/check in person at Safe Haven to Jim, Charlie, or Rachel, or mail to 432 W. Bakerview Rd, Suite 201, Bellingham, WA 98226. Thank you!
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We need to raise $500 to $1,000 to buy two good tents for the welcome tent and smoking tent. The high winds destroyed the two tents we had so we need to get better quality tents.

We also need to raise money for ongoing expenses such as safe storage, water, grey water dumping, electric, garbage pickup and portapotties. 

Please donate via PayPal at admin@homesnow.org, or you can give cash/check in person at Safe Haven to Jim, Charlie, or Rachel, or mail to 432 W. Bakerview Rd, Suite 201, Bellingham, WA 98226.  Thank you!

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What the hell is this? Some tented zone for people to shoot drugs?

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Smoking tent?

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HomesNOW recently completed our 2018 financial report showing the distribution of funds and how much money was donated. In 2018, our supporters donated $40,877.69. Also just to clarify, this only includes numbers from 2018. It does not have expenses from 2019. That will be available in next year's report. We want you to know where your donations have been going. This report is done annually for transparency. If you have any questions please let us know.

HomesNOW recently completed our 2018 financial report showing the distribution of funds and how much money was donated. In 2018, our supporters donated $40,877.69.

Also just to clarify, this only includes numbers from 2018. It does not have expenses from 2019. That will be available in next year's report.

We want you to know where your donations have been going. This report is done annually for transparency. If you have any questions please let us know.
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HomesNOW recently completed our 2018 financial report showing the distribution of funds and how much money was donated. In 2018, our supporters donated $40,877.69.  

Also just to clarify, this only includes numbers from 2018. It does not have expenses from 2019. That will be available in next years report. 

We want you to know where your donations have been going. This report is done annually for transparency. If you have any questions please let us know.

Sunnyland Neighborhood Association Meeting on Safe Haven - 03-05-2019
Sunnyland Neighborhood Association meeting regarding establishing Safe Haven temporary encampment in the Sunnyland neighborhood. This video is a compilation of clips from various videos and so there's some missing footage but got as much as we could.

Link to Safe Haven Project:
homesnow.org/safe-haven/

General Planning document, similar to business plan:
homesnow.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/HomesNOW-General-Plan.pdf

Bellingham Municipal Code:
www.codepublishing.com/WA/Bellingham/

Whatcom County Code:
www.codepublishing.com/WA/WhatcomCounty/

Website:
HomesNOW.Org

Facebook:
facebook.com/HomesNowNotLater

YouTube Channel:
www.youtube.com/channel/UCQsy8m39etRS5lrQLQ17rpQ

Twitter:
twitter.com/homesnowbham

GoFundMe (One Time Donations):
gofundme.com/homesnow

PayPal (alternate method of One Time and Monthly Donations):
www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=BHU7QFJPDBDMW

Patreon (Monthly Donations):
www.patreon.com/homesnow/

Hashtags:
#HomesNOWNotLater #HomesNOW #EndHomelessness #Bellingham #Whatcom
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HomesNOW Winter Haven Interview - Advocates for Direct Democracy - 02-26-2019
Doug Gustafson (Technical Director - HomesNOW) interviewed by Advocates for Direct Democracy's Nick Greco.

Link to Safe Haven Project:
homesnow.org/safe-haven/

Link to Winter Haven Project:
homesnow.org/winter-haven/

General Planning document, similar to business plan:
homesnow.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/HomesNOW-General-Plan.pdf

Bellingham Municipal Code:
www.codepublishing.com/WA/Bellingham/

Whatcom County Code:
www.codepublishing.com/WA/WhatcomCounty/

Website:
HomesNOW.Org

Facebook:
facebook.com/HomesNowNotLater

YouTube Channel:
www.youtube.com/channel/UCQsy8m39etRS5lrQLQ17rpQ

Twitter:
twitter.com/homesnowbham

GoFundMe (One Time Donations):
gofundme.com/homesnow

PayPal (alternate method of One Time and Monthly Donations):
www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=BHU7QFJPDBDMW

Patreon (Monthly Donations):
www.patreon.com/homesnow/

Hashtags:
#HomesNOWNotLater #HomesNOW #EndHomelessness #Bellingham #Whatcom
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This is a great picture.... Thank you for posting 😉 ...

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Winter Haven Wish List - 2/17/19 ...

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I have stuff! I’ll bring it

4 months ago

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I have a box of swiffer pads! Where can I bring them?

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I have things to bring.

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We tried to upload this to Facebook directly but errored out multiple times.

Whatcom County Council called an emergency council meeting to discuss opening up the Garden room at 322 N Commercial St, Bellingham, WA 98225. The decision to open up the building was approved. Since it was an emergency meeting, there was not a video record, but only audio. Enjoy.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRPAkUzMPZY

Link to Winter Haven Project:
homesnow.org/winter-haven/

General Planning document, similar to business plan:
homesnow.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/HomesNOW-General-Plan.pdf

Bellingham Municipal Code:
www.codepublishing.com/WA/Bellingham/

Whatcom County Code:
www.codepublishing.com/WA/WhatcomCounty/

Website:
HomesNOW.Org

Facebook:
facebook.com/HomesNowNotLater

YouTube Channel:
www.youtube.com/channel/UCQsy8m39etRS5lrQLQ17rpQ

Twitter:
twitter.com/homesnowbham

GoFundMe (One Time Donations):
gofundme.com/homesnow

PayPal (alternate method of One Time and Monthly Donations):
www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=BHU7QFJPDBDMW

Patreon (Monthly Donations):
www.patreon.com/homesnow/

Hashtags:
#HomesNOWNotLater #HomesNOW #EndHomelessness #Bellingham #Whatcom
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Whatcom County Council called an emergency council meeting to discuss opening up the Garden room at 322 N Commercial St, Bellingham, WA 98225. The decision t...

HomesNow goes to Whatcom County - Emergency Shelter
HomesNOW speaks at Whatcom County Council. The council discusses funds used toward hotel vouchers and what actions are required to get people off the streets.

Link to Winter Haven Project:
homesnow.org/winter-haven/

General Planning document, similar to business plan:
homesnow.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/HomesNOW-General-Plan.pdf

Bellingham Municipal Code:
www.codepublishing.com/WA/Bellingham/

Whatcom County Code:
www.codepublishing.com/WA/WhatcomCounty/

Website:
HomesNOW.Org

Facebook:
facebook.com/HomesNowNotLater

YouTube Channel:
www.youtube.com/channel/UCQsy8m39etRS5lrQLQ17rpQ

Twitter:
twitter.com/homesnowbham

GoFundMe (One Time Donations):
gofundme.com/homesnow

PayPal (alternate method of One Time and Monthly Donations):
www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=BHU7QFJPDBDMW

Patreon (Monthly Donations):
www.patreon.com/homesnow/

Hashtags:
#HomesNOWNotLater #HomesNOW #EndHomelessness #Bellingham #Whatcom
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Incredible, compassionate, professional, passionate HomesNOW speakers...as always.

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Listening to this discourse I do hope it's recognized and focused on, that many homeless people have social interactive challenges around respecting other people's property, so public prejudice is against them when considering whether to rent available spaces to them. If the local social agencies would offer classes/workshops REQUIRING anyone wanting to be considered for tenancy, to acquaint themselves with expectations for ALL/ANY renters as to comply with local acceptable behaviors~I SPEAK FROM SAD EXPERIENCE, WHICH IS WHY I HESITATE TO CONSIDER SOME PEOPLE AS PROSPECTIVE TENANTS ON/IN MY PROPERTY!

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Was this tonight (tuesday)? How can I stay up to date on City Council Meetings so that I can show up and support ya'll?

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A hard won victory for our house less community. 👊

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What a joke! Jack Lauwse need to be FIRED.. to many "special interests" hes connected yo

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We are in a desperate situation. We need to raise about $3,000 to pay for 6 more days of motel rooms. We don't have enough funds to keep Winter Haven residents in motels after Thursday, but it is not safe for them to return to Winter Haven.

The freezing weather is going to continue for at least another week. During freezing weather, the porta potties can't get serviced and they are almost full. We have no running water at the moment.

Please donate what you can via PayPal. homesnow.org/donate/
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We are in a desperate situation. We need to raise about $3,000 to pay for 6 more days of motel rooms. We dont have enough funds to keep Winter Haven residents in motels after Thursday, but it is not safe for them to return to Winter Haven.

The freezing weather is going to continue for at least another week. During freezing weather, the porta potties cant get serviced and they are almost full. We have no running water at the moment. 

Please donate what you can via PayPal. https://homesnow.org/donate/

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So how many tax exempt churches are there in Bellingham?

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Where do I bring cash tomorrow?

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God bless you Abby Norton

4 months ago
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I’ve got two empty heated rooms on my property. I can help maybe 6-10 people

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Open the old Albertson's, turn on the heat....

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The old south campus st. Joe’s/ former st. Luke’s hospital. It is sitting there empty. How about making it a homeless shelter. Men on one floor, women on another, families in another, mama’s and their children. It’s a real shame to see it just sitting empty when their are so many in dire straits.

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Dear mayor tell the truth There are so many empty commercial buildings the city of Bellingham owns I do not understand why they just don't convert 1 into emergency center. there's one on Redwood Avenue that sitting empty for years just sitting there with lawn mowers in it right now Turn the power on fix it up a little bit and call it good..

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So winterhaven failed?

4 months ago

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How about a one way bus ticket out of town?

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Kmart, Albertsons, Sunset Movies, so many empty places

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There are so many churches sitting empty, Jesus would want them to,open their doors to the needy......

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We shared your post on Whatcom Breaking News.

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Can the hotel donate rooms?

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Looks like they already have tents??

4 months ago

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Some of you guys are seriously hateful people. Thank you to HomesNow for trying to better the homeless problem.

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All these social programs.....really??? 8 think people are one paycheck from being out on the street.

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It sounds like from your earlier post the Mayor is planning another shelter immediately. This will be a huge relief for the WinterHaven folks, right? Won’t it take the pressure off of fundraising for hotels for you?

4 months ago   ·  4

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Isn’t it true if they are sober they could go to the mission?

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Where do I bring cash?

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Done

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Done!

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Done

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Stop voting for those who wish to control the economy and micromanage everyone will bring back prosperity, less hardship, and more affordable homes. Cause and effect is real.

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HomesNOW Speaks at Bellingham City Council Meeting - We Need Your Help!
For the last week, temperatures have been low. HomesNOW has been taking people who are out in the cold, by van to an emergency shelter we set up with a local church.

The city of Bellingham and the Lighthouse Mission Ministries put out statements to the public that there were available beds at the mission and the drop in center. But when we went to the drop in center, they were full to capacity and there were no beds. Here is the video of that:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=FhNHZRiBU1k

Multiple members of the community spoke up for the city to do more to help the homeless situation in Bellingham.

Link to Winter Haven Project:
homesnow.org/winter-haven/

General Planning document, similar to business plan:
homesnow.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/HomesNOW-General-Plan.pdf

Bellingham Municipal Code:
www.codepublishing.com/WA/Bellingham/

Whatcom County Code:
www.codepublishing.com/WA/WhatcomCounty/

Website:
HomesNOW.Org

Facebook:
facebook.com/HomesNowNotLater

YouTube Channel:
www.youtube.com/channel/UCQsy8m39etRS5lrQLQ17rpQ

Twitter:
twitter.com/homesnowbham

GoFundMe (One Time Donations):
gofundme.com/homesnow

PayPal (alternate method of One Time and Monthly Donations):
www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=BHU7QFJPDBDMW

Patreon (Monthly Donations):
www.patreon.com/homesnow/

Hashtags:
#HomesNOWNotLater #HomesNOW #EndHomelessness #Bellingham #Whatcom
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Levi Stidham Beth Hoppe-Stidham

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Thank you very much for posting last night’s City Council’s public testimony. Thanks to all for standing up and speaking up.

4 months ago   ·  1
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Good job Sue Mingy!! Rachel!! The young trans woman!! Everyone. Does this make Homes Now Tiny Houses all the more wise?

4 months ago
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Do we know how much money has been raised by the homes now group? And how much money has been paid out for hotel rooms? I’m wondering if that money might’ve been spent better renting out a larger space rather than hotel rooms. I’m worried about donor fatigue. It seems if they rent out a larger space for the money they’ve received could’ve had a roof instead of a camp, and they wouldn’t of needed the city to do anything. It sounds like there is a problem finding enough volunteers and case management. Not to mention the problems with the typical rumor mill that happens.

4 months ago

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Amy Glasser, you are so passionate. It's very true, not everyone is religious, and the mission and agape are religious based, as are a number of women and children shelters. It didn't make me uncomfortable, because my religion follows theirs, but I can imagine how trapped a person, such as Sarah Elisabeth Bede, would feel at a shelter like that. "PRETEND to be okay, or be homeless. Put up with it or be homeless. Try to avoid talking about it, or be homeless"... Let me tell you, it honestly sounds like being in an abusive relationship.

4 months ago   ·  7

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Imagine if the few folks from the mission who spoke tonight would have said they are sorry to those of us they can't help or turned away, and then asked the council to help us. Instead we got arrogance, tone policing, and accusations of brain washing! And once again, nothing, from the city.

4 months ago   ·  8
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Next time you end up with a van full of people to shelter, take them to Amy Glassers house. Since she's the only person doing anything to help. I'm sure she'd love to have a houseful of tweekers rethinking their life choices to hang out with!

4 months ago

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I agree with guy with dreads. The community pays high taxes, and for what? They specifically made a new tax to help the homeless, and people DIED this month! It's not the communities responsibility. I appreciate the business owner who said he'd donate financially, and volunteer. But it is NOT the communitys responsibility to make sure services are in place for those who can't afford or keep a home. The city needs to make adjustments, and they needed to be made in the spring.

4 months ago   ·  2
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I'm overwhelmed!! 😥 Getting the wallet out 4 HomesNow. Not Later. Because I've heard too much Bull💩. And you know What, 💲 talks...bull💩walks.

4 months ago   ·  1
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I agree with Lynnette this needs to prepared in advanced better by city, county.

4 months ago   ·  2
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I keep telling all of you to arm your selves with the facts about the grand solar minimum and planet x system..instead of talking about weather as if it's just some strange anomaly caused by human activity and just suddenly happened mysteriously..if u want to get ahead of this purposeful genocide then USE FACTS..THEY KNOW WHATS HAPPENNING WITH POLE SHIFT CONFRONT THEM WITH THE REAL DATA AND SEE HOW FAST SHIT FLIPS..or continue on with your libtarded reactionary bullshit pleading with the powers that be that simply dont give 2 fucks about your demonstrations..I NOTICE STILL YOU ALL HAVE ENOUGH TIME AND RESOURCES..TO BITCH WHINE..PAY YOUR PHONE AND NET BILLS..GROW UR OWN DOPE AND FILL YOUR LIVES AND HOMES WITH STUFF AND THINGS WHILE SAYING YOU CARE FOR THE HOMELESS..BUT WHEN IT COMES DOWN TO IT U ALL RUN HOME AND NONE OF YOU TAKES ANYONE HOME WITH YOU NOR DO YOU EVER ARM YOURSELVES WITH FACTS..AND WHEN REAL ACTIVISTS CONFRONT YOU WITH YOUR BLINDSPOTS YOU BLOCK IGNORE AND DISCREDIT THEM AS CRAZY ALL THE WHILE KISSING POLITICAL ASS AND PREACHING PEACE..GENOCIDE THROUGH OMISSION AND PRETTY PEACE WORDS IS STILL VIOLENCE AGAINST THE POOR..sick!!

4 months ago

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Thanks Jim.

4 months ago   ·  1
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You should invite the bums from Seattle up here so you can claim a bigger crises and extort more money from the city.

4 months ago

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I want to download this but cant figure out the link.

4 months ago

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Oh Sarah Elisabeth Bede I cried with you 😪

4 months ago
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Nighttime temperatures are expected to stay in the low 20s and teens for the next several days. Our Winter Haven friends and other folks on the street need your help.

We have teams out at night looking for folks in distress and distributing hot water bottles, others are scrambling to find shelter for the next couple of nights, but more needs to be done.

mailchi.mp/ba170d314792/homeless-community-highlights-newsletter-inaugural-edition-281457

TO DONATE GO TO:
homesnow.org/donate

YOUR DONATIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE
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Nighttime temperatures are expected to stay in the low 20s and teens for the next several days. Our Winter Haven friends and other folks on the street need your help.

We have teams out at night looking for folks in distress and distributing hot water bottles, others are scrambling to find shelter for the next couple of nights, but more needs to be done.

https://mailchi.mp/ba170d314792/homeless-community-highlights-newsletter-inaugural-edition-281457

TO DONATE GO TO:
https://homesnow.org/donate

YOUR DONATIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE

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Sarah Anton

4 months ago   ·  1
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Where can I donate some blankets?

4 months ago

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Having trouble donating w PayPal. Can I drop cash to the Winterhaven tomorrow?

4 months ago   ·  1
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I will be dropping off cash today. Anyone know what else WinterHaven needs?

4 months ago   ·  1
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Can I drop off hand warmers somewhere?

4 months ago

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Voices of the Homeless - Liz
Lynnette interviews Liz, a resident of Winter Haven. Winter Haven is a temporary safe camping site for the local homeless community.

Link to Winter Haven Project:
homesnow.org/winter-haven/

General Planning document, similar to business plan:
homesnow.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/HomesNOW-General-Plan.pdf

Bellingham Municipal Code:
www.codepublishing.com/WA/Bellingham/

Whatcom County Code:
www.codepublishing.com/WA/WhatcomCounty/

Website:
HomesNOW.Org

Facebook:
facebook.com/HomesNowNotLater

YouTube Channel:
www.youtube.com/channel/UCQsy8m39etRS5lrQLQ17rpQ

Twitter:
twitter.com/homesnowbham

GoFundMe (One Time Donations):
gofundme.com/homesnow

PayPal (alternate method of One Time and Monthly Donations):
www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=BHU7QFJPDBDMW

Patreon (Monthly Donations):
www.patreon.com/homesnow/

Hashtags:
#HomesNOWNotLater #HomesNOW #EndHomelessness #Bellingham #Whatcom
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Lovely, Liz. You even look different since your first days. So glad you found Winterhaven.

4 months ago   ·  2
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Hope you continue the great work to help many others in need!!! ♡♡♡

4 months ago
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Awesome!!! So glad Bellingham stepped up to help their citizens in need by providing safe shelter and resources at Winterhaven♡♡♡

4 months ago
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Voices of the Homeless - Susan
Lynnette Allen interviews Susan, a new resident of Winter Haven. Winter Haven is a temporary safe camping site for the local homeless community.

Link to Winter Haven Project:
homesnow.org/winter-haven/

General Planning document, similar to business plan:
homesnow.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/HomesNOW-General-Plan.pdf

Bellingham Municipal Code:
www.codepublishing.com/WA/Bellingham/

Whatcom County Code:
www.codepublishing.com/WA/WhatcomCounty/

Website:
HomesNOW.Org

Facebook:
facebook.com/HomesNowNotLater

YouTube Channel:
www.youtube.com/channel/UCQsy8m39etRS5lrQLQ17rpQ

Twitter:
twitter.com/homesnowbham

GoFundMe (One Time Donations):
gofundme.com/homesnow

PayPal (alternate method of One Time and Monthly Donations):
www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=BHU7QFJPDBDMW

Patreon (Monthly Donations):
www.patreon.com/homesnow/

Hashtags:
#HomesNOWNotLater #HomesNOW #EndHomelessness #Bellingham #Whatcom
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Thank you for sharing your story! You inspired me to volunteer there this weekend! ♥️

5 months ago   ·  3

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Rachel Duval - Housed - HomesNOW
Lynnette Allen interviews Rachel Duval, a recent resident of Winter Haven. This interview was done just before Rachel moved into her new place.

Link to Winter Haven Project:
homesnow.org/winter-haven/

General Planning document, similar to business plan:
homesnow.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/HomesNOW-General-Plan.pdf

Bellingham Municipal Code:
www.codepublishing.com/WA/Bellingham/

Whatcom County Code:
www.codepublishing.com/WA/WhatcomCounty/

Website:
HomesNOW.Org

Facebook:
facebook.com/HomesNowNotLater

YouTube Channel:
www.youtube.com/channel/UCQsy8m39etRS5lrQLQ17rpQ

Twitter:
twitter.com/homesnowbham

GoFundMe (One Time Donations):
gofundme.com/homesnow

PayPal (alternate method of One Time and Monthly Donations):
www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=BHU7QFJPDBDMW

Patreon (Monthly Donations):
www.patreon.com/homesnow/

Hashtags:
#HomesNOWNotLater #HomesNOW #EndHomelessness #Bellingham #Whatcom
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HomesNOW Goes to City Council - Winter Haven
Residents of Winter Haven speak at Bellingham city council about their experiences at Winter Haven and it's impact.

Link to Winter Haven Project:
homesnow.org/winter-haven/

General Planning document, similar to business plan:
homesnow.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/HomesNOW-General-Plan.pdf

Bellingham Municipal Code:
www.codepublishing.com/WA/Bellingham/

Whatcom County Code:
www.codepublishing.com/WA/WhatcomCounty/

Website:
HomesNOW.Org

Facebook:
facebook.com/HomesNowNotLater

YouTube Channel:
www.youtube.com/channel/UCQsy8m39etRS5lrQLQ17rpQ

Twitter:
twitter.com/homesnowbham

GoFundMe (One Time Donations):
gofundme.com/homesnow

PayPal (alternate method of One Time and Monthly Donations):
www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=BHU7QFJPDBDMW

Patreon (Monthly Donations):
www.patreon.com/homesnow/

Hashtags:
#HomesNOWNotLater #HomesNOW #EndHomelessness #Bellingham #Whatcom
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Liz Vogeli

5 months ago
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This is so awesome...hope this will raise awareness and prompt others to look beyond the stigmatism of the homeless. None of us can save anyone but we can all help someone.

5 months ago
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HomesNOW - A Short Tour of Winter Haven
Lynnette Allen gives a short tour of the Winter Haven tent community. Winter Haven is a temporary safe camping site for the local homeless community.

Link to Winter Haven Project:
homesnow.org/winter-haven/

General Planning document, similar to business plan:
homesnow.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/HomesNOW-General-Plan.pdf

Bellingham Municipal Code:
www.codepublishing.com/WA/Bellingham/

Whatcom County Code:
www.codepublishing.com/WA/WhatcomCounty/

Website:
HomesNOW.Org

Facebook:
facebook.com/HomesNowNotLater

YouTube Channel:
www.youtube.com/channel/UCQsy8m39etRS5lrQLQ17rpQ

Twitter:
twitter.com/homesnowbham

GoFundMe (One Time Donations):
gofundme.com/homesnow

PayPal (alternate method of One Time and Monthly Donations):
www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=BHU7QFJPDBDMW

Patreon (Monthly Donations):
www.patreon.com/homesnow/

Hashtags:
#HomesNOWNotLater #HomesNOW #EndHomelessness #Bellingham #Whatcom
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You rock Lynette!

5 months ago   ·  2
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Tyson - Voices of the Homeless
Annette Allen interviews Tyson, a resident of Winter Haven. Winter Haven is a temporary safe camping site for the local homeless community.

Link to Winter Haven Project:
homesnow.org/winter-haven/

General Planning document, similar to business plan:
homesnow.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/HomesNOW-General-Plan.pdf

Bellingham Municipal Code:
www.codepublishing.com/WA/Bellingham/

Whatcom County Code:
www.codepublishing.com/WA/WhatcomCounty/

Website:
HomesNOW.Org

Facebook:
facebook.com/HomesNowNotLater

YouTube Channel:
www.youtube.com/channel/UCQsy8m39etRS5lrQLQ17rpQ

Twitter:
twitter.com/homesnowbham

GoFundMe (One Time Donations):
gofundme.com/homesnow

PayPal (alternate method of One Time and Monthly Donations):
www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=BHU7QFJPDBDMW

Patreon (Monthly Donations):
www.patreon.com/homesnow/

Hashtags:
#HomesNOWNotLater #HomesNOW #EndHomelessness #Bellingham #Whatcom
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Nice job Lynnette! It was informative to me.

5 months ago
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Saturday Morning Live - KGMI - Doug Gustafson - HomesNOW
Host Kris Halterman discusses the needs and plans for the “Homes Now,” nonprofit organization with Douglas Gustafson II. What is their mission statement; their goals; their needs to bring the dream of secure shelter for the homeless in Bellingham and Whatcom County.

Link to Winter Haven Project:
homesnow.org/winter-haven/

General Planning document, similar to business plan:
homesnow.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/HomesNOW-General-Plan.pdf

Bellingham Municipal Code:
www.codepublishing.com/WA/Bellingham/

Whatcom County Code:
www.codepublishing.com/WA/WhatcomCounty/

Website:
HomesNOW.Org

Facebook:
facebook.com/HomesNowNotLater

YouTube Channel:
www.youtube.com/channel/UCQsy8m39etRS5lrQLQ17rpQ

Twitter:
twitter.com/homesnowbham

GoFundMe (One Time Donations):
gofundme.com/homesnow

PayPal (alternate method of One Time and Monthly Donations):
www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=BHU7QFJPDBDMW

Patreon (Monthly Donations):
www.patreon.com/homesnow/

Hashtags:
#HomesNOWNotLater #HomesNOW #EndHomelessness #Bellingham #Whatcom
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HomesNOW has compiled a demographics/analytics report on Winter Haven, asking residents various questions about their situation.

The following charts are from the questions answered by the residents. They will be updated as new residents join and old ones leave/find housing.

LINK TO FULL WINTER HAVEN ANALYTICS CHARTS:
homesnow.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Winter-Haven-Analytics-Charts.pdf
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HomesNOW has compiled a demographics/analytics report on Winter Haven, asking residents various questions about their situation.

The following charts are from the questions answered by the residents. They will be updated as new residents join and old ones leave/find housing.

LINK TO FULL WINTER HAVEN ANALYTICS CHARTS:
https://homesnow.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Winter-Haven-Analytics-Charts.pdf

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HomesNow. Not Later.PAGE 1:

5 months ago   ·  2

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Great tracking!

5 months ago   ·  1
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Residents response: Being Part of a Community, and being in a Safe Place, were the two largest reasons they gave for choosing to live at Winter Haven. That was followed with having access to bathroom, kitchen, shower.

5 months ago   ·  2
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Amazing. Thank you for sharing.

5 months ago   ·  1
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Thanks for this.

5 months ago   ·  1
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How many residents involved in these stats?

5 months ago

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Opportunity Council has a housing labs on Tuesdays from 10:00am-12:00 noon at 1111 Cornwall Ave.

The contact information is housinglab@oppco.org, (360)255-2091 ext. 136 and fax number is (360)255-2086.
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Which unfortunately doesn’t benefit everyone who needs a place...however, understanding this, give it a shot...

5 months ago

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HomesNow. Not Later. was live — attending an event.

Jim Peterson from HomesNow
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Amy - Voices of the Homeless
Winter Haven resident Amy is interviewed by Lynnette Allen for HomesNOW.

Link to Winter Haven Project:
homesnow.org/winter-haven/

General Planning document, similar to business plan:
homesnow.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/HomesNOW-General-Plan.pdf

Bellingham Municipal Code:
www.codepublishing.com/WA/Bellingham/

Whatcom County Code:
www.codepublishing.com/WA/WhatcomCounty/

Website:
HomesNOW.Org

Facebook:
facebook.com/HomesNowNotLater

YouTube Channel:
www.youtube.com/channel/UCQsy8m39etRS5lrQLQ17rpQ

Twitter:
twitter.com/homesnowbham

GoFundMe (One Time Donations):
gofundme.com/homesnow

PayPal (alternate method of One Time and Monthly Donations):
www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=BHU7QFJPDBDMW

Patreon (Monthly Donations):
www.patreon.com/homesnow/

Hashtags:
#HomesNOWNotLater #HomesNOW #EndHomelessness #Bellingham #Whatcom
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Emmanuel - Voices of the Homeless
A resident of Winter Haven, Emmanuel is interviewed by Lynnette Allen.

Link to Winter Haven Project:
homesnow.org/winter-haven/

General Planning document, similar to business plan:
homesnow.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/HomesNOW-General-Plan.pdf

Bellingham Municipal Code:
www.codepublishing.com/WA/Bellingham/

Whatcom County Code:
www.codepublishing.com/WA/WhatcomCounty/

Website:
HomesNOW.Org

Facebook:
facebook.com/HomesNowNotLater

YouTube Channel:
www.youtube.com/channel/UCQsy8m39etRS5lrQLQ17rpQ

Twitter:
twitter.com/homesnowbham

GoFundMe (One Time Donations):
gofundme.com/homesnow

PayPal (alternate method of One Time and Monthly Donations):
www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=BHU7QFJPDBDMW

Patreon (Monthly Donations):
www.patreon.com/homesnow/

Hashtags:
#HomesNOWNotLater #HomesNOW #EndHomelessness #Bellingham #Whatcom
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That is fantastic !! Thank you Lynnette Allen !! We’ll have to figure out a YouTube channel maybe ??

5 months ago

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