Seahawks owner pledges $30 million to support Seattle’s homeless families

Seahawks owner Paul Allen

While most of Thursday’s NFL news involves the 2017 Draft, Seattle Seahawks owner Paul Allen’s generous efforts to support Seattle’s homeless families is worth highlighting .

Allen is working in conjunction with the City of Seattle to put forth a total of $35 million towards the State of Washington’s homeless cause.

Seattle’s Mayor, Ed Murray spoke about the details of the plan.

“This money will be focused on building permanent housing for homeless families and children so that we can reach our commitment in the next 18 months that there are no children and their families on our streets Murray said at a press conference announcing the partnership, per the team’s official website.”

“Paul Allen understands the homelessness crisis requires everyone in our community, particularly our business leaders, to help,” Murray added. “This partnership with the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation will build permanent supportive housing for vulnerable homeless families with children and help the City leverage our affordable housing funds 6-to-1.”

According to the report, Mercy Housing Northwest, which is a non-profit affordable housing developer, will oversee the complete development and operations of the multi-family complex.

This endeavor by Allen is not his first attempt to help the less fortunate in Seattle. Per the report, Allen partnered with Coccoon House last December and helped raise $280,974 for at risk youth in the Pacific Northwest.

More details on the $35 million housing project will be released on Paul G. Allen’s Family Foundation website in the upcoming months.