MEET THE FOUNDERS
How to Build a Real Estate Portfolio, End Housing Insecurity with Shared Housing, Gain Financial Freedom and Change the World
Frank and Sherri Candelario, Ph.D. had a dream of ending housing insecurity for the vulnerable. They realized that the private sector can buy real estate and have the house payments made by state and federal dollars.
By placing men and women in great neighborhoods, they created a paradigm shift on how to change the trajectory of an individual’s life story.
Sherri Candelario, Ph.D. received her degree from University of Washington Medical School and authored several pioneering research papers on how opioids work in the brain. She is the founding patent counsel for numerous biotech companies that have gone public.
Frank Candelario had a long career in international marketing and branding. He is a real estate broker and investor. Together they use housing to change lives
In 2015, the Candelarios saw the need to set a national standard for sober homes. They saw first-hand how a lack of standards and substandard housing providers harmed people in recovery. Unregulated sober homes have been around for 50 years. They said “we can do better”.
Frank and Sherri own several million dollars of single-family homes in Seattle where they have housed more than 500 people over the past six years as founders of Kate’s House Foundation. (www.kateshousefoundation.org)
Our clients are veterans, people in recovery, justice involved, foster kids and under served women. All have one thing in common: a desire to live in a great home in a safe neighborhood.
To make real change, that starts in the legislature. They helped form the Washington State affiliate (WAQRR) in 2017. WAQRR subscribes to national standards for sober homes created in 2011 by the national accreditation agency (NARR).
Sherri sits on the advisory board to the legislature. In this role they passed legislation that prevents grants and tax funding going to non-accredited homes. Recently, they were on the forefront of a large fund to start new sober homes. Their homes were the first Medically Assisted Treatment homes in Washington state.
Notably, they have spoken and trained people all over the country to copy their model of superior shared housing that is funded by government contracts.
They have trained 1000s of people in the US on their real estate model and are making societal change, one house at a time.
Kate’s House Foundation TM
Our foundation has six large single family homes in Seattle, housing 50 men and women. We anticipate adding several homes and multi-family complexes this year.
We have separate homes for men and women. Our clients include the Veteran’s Administration, Department of Corrections, state prisons, private hospitals, the state ABHS hospital, King County Drug Court, LEAD, and local work release programs. All of our clients have drug addiction or housing insecurity issues. All of our clients are currently working a program with drug court, veterans organizations or are on community placement with Department of Corrections.
Kate’s House Foundation Anthem
Kate’s House Foundation, Seattle, WA provides an inspirational music video for all who have struggled with opioid addiction and homelessness.
Frank and Sherri Candelario Attend Bill Signing at Washington State Capitol Requiring Certified Recovery Housing
This doesn’t surprise me one bit! Seeing y’all up there, representing real change for those that need it the most. I am personally a testament to the work/ethics/compassion/ morals that these 2 phenomenal humans put into each and every human that steps through any of the multiple front doors they offer! They have gone so far, as to create specialized home environments for everyone’s different needs ( and lets be honest, wer’e a needy bunch. They don’t believe one size fits all, and they have ensured that they have all staff in place to recognize needs immediately and then take action! Too many “transitional housing” programs do not even assist in transitioning to the next step, which is independence. I personally lived in the same Kate’s house, in the same bedroom for 18 months. It was the most normalizing, stabilizing and humanizing loving situation I could have ever imagined. Due to the foundation they created for me, as a felon who spent 4.5 yrs incarcerated, a launch pad to create my real life. I have started my own LLC, renting a legitmate place, have my license back and most important am a mother and a regular member of society that now votes!
– This is a testimony from a resident –