WHO WE SERVE

Empowering Those Whom We Serve

Our Business Model for our transitional housing program is based on a single woman, with part-time employment, spousal maintenance income, unemployment income or social security. The income will range from $740 to $1800 per month.

Need Statement

Sabala International Center acts as the founding fiscal agent for Oasis Home Courtyard. The housing is created for women who need a safe, clean and comfortable home to renew mind, body, and soul. We do that by offering home stability for women in our properties. We provide a safe place to build skills, self-confidence, and in many cases to master the challenges presented by mental illness, abuse, physical illness and other life issues. Our target audience is; women living alone that will not qualify for government subsidized housing or feel the shame of poverty labeling. These women won't qualify for local market rental properties because of financial challenges such as divorce, home foreclosures, eviction, and decline in employment hours or unemployment and/or may be a full or part-time student.

Research suggests that people who have stable, decent homes are more likely to hold down a job and overcome barriers. There also is evidence that a mix of quality housing options helps make communities more vibrant, diverse and livable. Millions of renters today have trouble finding a decent, stable and affordable home–especially one with ready access to work, transit and schools. Part of the problem is that wages at the bottom of the economic ladder have not kept pace with rising rents. The stock of low-cost rental homes also has fallen due to demolition, condominium conversion and the expiration of government subsidies and affordability restrictions. This is especially true for women who do not have children and cannot be classified or qualified to participate in Government-sponsored home subsidy programs.

Our Living Spaces

Our transitional home is in the heart of Tacoma’s historical North End district. The dormitory type home has 15 move in ready individual rooms. The neighborhood is known for the diversity of homes that range from small cottages to million-dollar estates. Oasis Home is historically a rooming house. All the rooms are furnished, utilities are included, and have access to cable and free Wi-Fi. The common areas are the four full bathrooms, a large commercial kitchen, large dining/living area, a student lounge with computers and printers, a small gym with exercise equipment and a TV room for movie night. We manage and maintain the building for safety

and cleanliness, and we make sure all common areas are furnished for comfort and quiet enjoyment. When a resident arrives to her room for the first time; she will find a queen or full bed in her rented room staged with new linen, sitting area, a large closet and other furniture.

Oasis Home Courtyard is our newly acquired housing that consist of 12 one-bedroom apartments renting slightly below the market rate of comparable rental homes. Oasis Home Courtyard is in University Place, WA and the twelve apartments are in a courtyard setting with private entry areas. This is a way to continue to be a place for any woman needing stable permanent housing or respite.