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An Organization’s Plan to Provide Housing for Black Trans People in Seattle Offers a Much-needed Glimmer of Hope

There are not very many issues more pressing in our region than housing and homelessness. 

In a recent Crosscut/Elway poll, 79% of respondents said homelessness was one of the issues most important to them, with 54% saying that the government should prioritize permanent housing and mental health services.

Yet while most of the coverage of our region’s housing crisis is dire, there are also glimmers of hope.

One such glimmer is the Washington Black Trans Task Force’s plan to create a housing facility for a minimum of 25 “Black Trans Women, Femmes and Non-Binary individuals experiencing or are at risk of chronic homelessness,” according to their project charter. The Washington Black Trans Task Force is a program of Lavender Rights Project, an organization that “elevates the power, autonomy, and leadership of the Black intersex & gender diverse community through intersectional legal and social services.”

Read more from The Seattle Times here>>>