"Our fund is a 'hand up' for the individual or family which has been able to secure a job and are ready to move into permanent housing but are struggling to save, the seemingly overwhelming, amount required."
The Homeless Endowment Fund was established in 1991 by Realtors in Snohomish County to assist families and individuals in temporary shelters to move into a permanent housing arrangement. This fund, which is the only one of its kind in Snohomish County, has been used by thousands of families and individuals over the past 25+ years and is needed more than ever in the current economic environment. Since the fund was created, REALTORS® have provided over half a million in assistance for over 1,000 individuals and families in Snohomish County. Our Homeless Endowment Fund benefits two of our partners, Volunteers of America Western Washington and Habitat for Humanity of Snohomish County. Qualifying families and individuals can access the fund with an application through Volunteers of America for their Emergency Shelter Vouchers, or apply for their own home through Habitat for Humanity. We have been seeing unprecedented homelessness in our area, and 100% of the proceeds go to help transition people from temporary housing into permanent housing right here in Snohomish County. REALTORS® see firsthand how expensive housing has become to secure. We realize how important it is for the individual who has come from homelessness to be in a position of managing their own home. Be a solution to a local problem by participating in our annual charity golf tournament! Our annual charity event helps sustain the fund and continues our goal to assist those making a positive effort to achieve self-sustained housing a reality.