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Patient Housing at the Pete Gross House

Pete Gross House

Pete Gross House

Patients who need to relocate to Seattle for treatment at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center’s treatment arm, have difficulty finding affordable housing and must continue to cover expenses back home, such as mortgages and insurance. The Hutchinson Center offers financial aid to these patients through our Family Assistance Fund, which is funded entirely by private donations.

The Family Assistance Fund helps families staying at Hutchinson Center's Pete Gross House, as well as elsewhere in Seattle. The Pete Gross House is a 70-unit apartment building devoted to housing for cancer patients and their family members. Named for a long-time Seattle Seahawks announcer who died of cancer, Pete Gross, the house provides common areas where patients and families can meet and support one another through sharing their unique, life-changing experiences. Hutch School, where pediatric patients and children or siblings of patients can continue their schoolwork during treatment, is also located in the building. Although the Pete Gross House offers rents below market value, even these reduced rates will cause financial hardship for families.

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