Announcing 18 Youth and Family Homelessness Prevention Initiative Awardees 

At Best Starts, we know that young people and families are more successful when they experience housing stability. Our Youth and Family Homelessness Prevention Initiative (YFHPI) partners with community-based organizations to intervene quickly with landlords and housing providers to help families maintain permanent housing.  

Learn more about our YFHPI strategy by reading our one-pager

We’re excited to announce the 18 awardees for our Youth and Family Homelessness Prevention Initiative request for proposal (RFP)!  

African Community Housing and Development 

El Centro de la Raza 

Generosity on the Go  

Indian American Community Services  

Iraqi Community Center of WA  

Open Doors for Multicultural Families 

Partner in Employment  


Praisealujah Discipleship 

Reclaiming Our Greatness  

Refugee Women’s Alliance  

Riverton Park United Methodist Church  

Solid Ground WA  

The Arc of King County  

Therapeutic Health Services 

Ubumwe Women Association  

YMCA of Greater Seattle 


A look at the work ahead 

Our 18 YFHPI partners will provide direct, culturally competent homelessness prevention services and case management combined with financial assistance where necessary to help families maintain long-term housing stability. Read what each awarded organization will be working towards and what they’re excited about in this partnership in their own words:  

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