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Wednesday Round-Up: Seahawks Owner Paul Allen Funds New Resource For Seattle's Homeless Families

A new $46 million complex funded largely by Seahawks owner Paul Allen is set to be completed by early 2020. 

Good morning, 12s.

Here's a look at what's 'out there' for today - Wednesday, September 19 - about your Seattle Seahawks:

A New Resource For Seattle's Homeless Families

Seahawks owner Paul Allen has teamed with the city of Seattle to spearhead a new project aimed at tackling one of the largest crises facing the region. A new $46 million complex, funded largely by a pledge from Allen, with the capacity to house as many as 95 homeless families will go up in South Seattle by early 2020. Former Seahawks safety Jordan Babineaux was among those who helped recently break ground at the complex's site, located at the corner of Martin Luther King Jr. Way and South Hanford Street.

The eight-story Mount Baker Project, which when completed will include floor-to-ceiling windows offering a view of the neighborhood, a community area with computer lab and meeting rooms, and 100,000 square feet of housing, comes at a time when the city is seeing an increase of people experiencing homelessness. A January 2018 count by All Home King County found more than 12,000 individuals experiencing homelessness in King County, an 8-percent increase over the past two years.

"Morally speaking, children are the priority," said Pearl Leung, External Affairs Director at Vulcan Inc. "They shouldn't be sleeping outside, or in cars or anywhere that's not meant for human habitation. The toxic stress that children experience from being homeless significantly delays learning and can cause behavioral issues — so if we can help families, there is the potential for multigenerational impact."

Read more about the project at PaulAllen.com.

Social Post Of The Day

Today's 'Social Post of the Day' comes from Pro Football Focus, which grades the play of NFL safeties through the first two weeks of the season. The site rates Seattle's Earl Thomas at No. 1 and Bradley McDougald at No. 3 overall.

More From Around The Web

Here at Seahawks.com, digital media reporter John Boyle recaps five takeaways from head coach Pete Carroll's Tuesday morning radio appearance on 710 ESPN Seattle.

The Seahawks are hosting a unique "girls night out" at Virginia Mason Athletic Center on October 6 centered around football, fashion, and food.

Bob Condotta at the Seattle Times reviews what went wrong for the Seahawks against the Bears and rehashes one of Shaquill Griffin's two interceptions from Monday night.

Danny O'Neil at 710Sports.com outlines what we learned from Seattle's Week 2 loss in Chicago.

And the New York Times has a feature on rookie linebacker Shaquem Griffin.

The Seattle Seahawks selected Estela Ortega, Executive Director of El Centro de la Raza, as the team's Hispanic Heritage Leadership Award recipient for the 2018 season. On Tuesday, September 18, Ortega was surprised by team representatives at El Centro de la Raza, a voice and hub for the King County Latino community, with a visit from team mascot Blitz, the Sea Gals, and more to recognize Ortega's contributions as a Hispanic leader.

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