Kirkland Interfaith Transitions in Housing (KITH) and Housing at the Crossroads (HAC) have agreed to merge following discussions amongst thier board members, announced KITH in a press release.
KITH will be the continuing nonprofit corporation.
"We truly believe this is a great move for both KITH and HAC and look forward to working together," said KITH Executive Director Jan Dickerman in a press release.
During the merger process, HAC will transfer ownership of its three transitional housing properties to KITH: a six-unit property in Bellevue, a four-unit property located in Kirkland, and the Windermere House, a duplex located in Bellevue.
At the completion of the merger, KITH will own 32 units of housing, 24 transitional housing apartments and 8 permanent (non-time-limited) apartments.
KITH has partnered with HAC to provide case management services to families since 2004. As the current contracted service provider for HAC, KITH will continue to provide services to all current HAC clients without interruption.
KITH's Transitional Housing program provides housing and services to a homeless family over 24 months. A family moves out of an emergency shelter, their car, or from couch-surfing or a place unsuitable for human habitation and into a clean and safe apartment.
"We would like to take this opportunity to celebrate and thank our Eastside community, which has generously supported both KITH and Housing at the Crossroads. This merger will help us to better steward the resources donors and funders provide to meet the needs of homeless families with children in our own neighborhoods," said KITH Board President, Ron Olsen, in a press release.
--Information from Kirkland Interfaith Transitions in Housing.