See King 5 News’ report on our transitional home in Ferndale here!
When the City of Ferndale acquired a house sitting on land that would be needed for long-term transportation projects, it reached out to Interfaith Coalition to offer the home in the short term to the coalition’s housing program. The City worked with us when we created Our House and knew of our success in helping families achieve self-sufficiency. The City shares one of our goals: to keep families in their hometown and children in the same schools.
Volunteers from Interfaith Coalition congregations and other supporters have refurbished the home, and it welcomed its first family in Spring 2017. A year later, the City of Ferndale reached out to Interfaith Coalition again after purchasing another home that will eventually be needed for this transportation project. Now, Interfaith Coalition is able to provide transitional housing to two additional families who will live in these homes for about one year at a reduced rental rate and receive case management from Interfaith Coalition, with the goal of moving into their own home after they gain stability.
Now Interfaith Coalition has five units of housing in the Ferndale area for struggling families: two that are short-term emergency units and two that are transitional.