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Tateuchi Center contributors should fund affordable housing | Letter

When I read about the $10 million gift matched dollar for dollar by two other gifts, I thought of the homeless who deserve to have a place they can call “home” where they have shelter, security, food, water and a support group to provide a safety net. Connection to those who can be a friend to love and be loved.

With sincere gratitude extended to all the visionary contributors who are investing in the worldclass entertainment Tateuchi Center, I hope that these same persons will see the worth of investing in human dignity and respect to have a home.

I am envisioning that the Arakawas, Betty and Kemper Freeman and their family will lead a collaborative effort with the city of Bellevue, Microsoft Corp., King County and state of Washington to provide affordable housing for all the 200 students or more who are homeless and attend Bellevue schools.

All that is required is available land use to build similar to the high rises for the affluent or lease an existing building space. Peace and blessings.

Farida Hakim


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