Faith-Based Organizations and Homelessness

"Lindsay Knotts, Policy Director of the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness, wrote last week that "Faith-based organizations are often critical partners in ending rural homelessness." In the Yakima Valley, faith-based organizations have been a vital partner in our efforts to end homelessness for over 10 years. We recently received correspondence from two different advocacy groups regarding our emergency shelter contract with Transform Yakima Together, a faith-based organization. Here are their letters, and our response." ~Larry Mattson, YVCOG Executive Director

Alliance Defending Freedom - 10/19/17

Freedom from Religion Foundation - 8/25/17

Freedom from Religion Foundation - 10/25/17

Homeless Partner Response Letter