We’re pinching ourselves! This morning, the Dream Bed program (Sleep Train) delivered 35 brand new mattresses to the Millionair Club Charity’s Kasota Apartments in Belltown Seattle.
These mattresses will help MCC workers living at the Kasota Apartments sleep peacefully and safely. With the comfort of these mattresses, and the other benefits of the Kasota apartments, our workers will wake up restored and ready to achieve their employment goals.
Affordable housing options for low-income workers are extremely scarce in Seattle.* Currently, 59% of the Millionair Club Charity’s work force are homeless or lack access to stable housing. Kasota is one answer to this crisis. This apartment building is a transitional housing option for low-income and homeless individuals who are on a path to long-term employment success.
Kasota’s rooms are single occupancy spaces that can be rented for $500 a month by members of the MCC’s employment program. Each room includes furniture donated by Cornish College of the Arts: a bed, dresser, and small kitchenette with a microwave, sink and mini-refrigerator. Bathrooms and showers are shared dormitory-style. Meals are supplied by the Millionair Club Charity kitchen.
Thank you Dream Bed, for your donation of 35 mattresses to the MCC’s Kasota Apartment. Together we change lives, one job (and one mattress) at a time.
*Waiting lists for existing low-income housing are 18 months to 2 years; average one bedroom in Seattle costs $1,412 a month (Seattle Office of Housing); Seattle rent has shot up faster in the past 3 years than any other major American city (The Seattle Times).