Social Justice Fund is proud to announce the release of a new grant cycle created by a donor advised fund known as the Displaced Tenants Fund for Housing Justice & Affordability. The purpose of this fund is to disburse $450,000 to support community organizing, education and outreach, and non-profit housing development that preserves and advances truly affordable housing in Seattle, builds a stronger housing justice movement, and protects and increases the rights of those most impacted by housing injustice.
This fund will support new and existing projects that are addressing housing justice and the lack of affordable housing for low-income residents in the city of Seattle through a racial, economic, gender, and environmental justice lens. This fund is excited to support a variety of affordable housing activities and strategies including community organizing, community controlled housing development projects, and education and outreach efforts that work for systemic change. Types of work that can be funded include, but are not limited to, projects that are working to innovate models of permanently affordable housing, co-op development, efforts to increase truly affordable housing, and efforts to protect and expands the rights of vulnerable tenants and renters, in particular: people of color, veterans, people with disabilities, seniors, people who identify as LGBTQ, refugees, and low-income people.
Grant amounts will range from $10,000 – $50,000 for at least one year and up to two years of funding. All funds will be general operating funds. Grant funds will not count towards SJF's annual funding cap.
To learn more about the Displaced Tenants Fund or Housing Justice & Affordability and how to apply, please visit the info page. You may also contact SJF Program Director Yasmeen Perez at Yasmeen@socialjusticefund.org or at 206.624.4081×103.