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COVID-19 Housing and Homelessness Provider Stakeholder Call June 24

6/24/2020 Call recording

 
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ACTIONS YOU CAN TAKE TODAY

State Advocacy:

Federal Advocacy:

Resources:

If your landlord is trying or threatening to evict you between now and August 2nd, that is illegal in most cases, and the Attorney General's office is enforcing this. You can file a legal complaint with the AG here.  And here is the link to the form in Spanish.

COVID-19 Housing and Homelessness Provider Stakeholder Call June 10

COVID-19 Housing and Homelessness Provider Stakeholder Call June 10

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TAKE ACTION TODAY! 

State Advocacy:

  • Take action and email your state lawmakers and the Governor, requesting they: make no cuts to homelessness and safety net programs, invest deeply in rental assistance, and enact progressive revenue! Take Action Here
  • Next, email or Tweet at the Governor (@GovInslee, @WAStateGov) to THANK HIM FOR EXTENDING THE EVICTION MORATORIUM!
     

Federal Advocacy:

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If your landlord is trying or threatening to evict you between now and August 2nd, that is illegal in most cases, and the Attorney General's office is enforcing this. You can file a legal complaint with the AG here. And here is the link to the form in Spanish.

COVID-19 Housing and Homelessness Provider Stakeholder Call June 3

COVID-19 Housing and Homelessness Provider Stakeholder Call June 3

6/03/2020 call recording

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TAKE ACTION TODAY: 

State Advocacy:

  • Sign this petition in support of our 12 requests to Governor Inslee and share it with at least 10 people in your networks! Read the full letter here.
  • Once you've signed the letter, email or Tweet at the Governor (@GovInslee, @WAStateGov) to thank him for extending the eviction moratorium FOR 60 DAYS!

Federal Advocacy:

Resources:

We Stand In Solidarity with Black Lives Matter

We, at the Housing Alliance, stand in solidarity with the people and movements across our country and across the world, demanding justice for the murder of George Floyd. We are heartbroken and outraged about the devaluing of Black lives that led to the killing of so many Black people at the hands of police and white supremacists, including Mr. Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Charleena Lyles, and countless others. 

We recognize that white supremacy and systemic racism that are so rampant in our country have created racist policies that allow these killings to happen. And we understand that these same structures create the racist policies that cause Black people to experience homelessness, evictions, and housing instability at disproportionate rates. 

Achieving our mission requires us to fight for equity and racial justice in the housing system and do everything we can to dismantle racism more broadly. We recommit to this work and pledge to be better allies in the broader movement for racial justice. To start, we join Black Lives Matter in calling for a redistribution of resources, away from police and toward investments in the health and prosperity of our communities: #DefundThePolice

We encourage our community of supporters to join us in committing to becoming actively anti-racist in word and in action. As Dr. Ibram X. Kendi says: “…there is no neutrality in the racism struggle. The opposite of “racist” isn’t “not-racist.” It is “anti-racist.””  

This is by no means an exhaustive list, but here are some ways you can take action:

Recommended readings:

We recognize that this statement is insufficient, and we will work to do more and do it better. In addition to the invitation to join us in solidarity, we also invite you to hold us accountable to this commitment.

In solidarity,

Allyson, Caroline, Emily, Itzchel, Jamala, John, Kiki, Ly, Michele, Rachael, and Teresa

COVID-19 Housing and Homelessness Provider Stakeholder Call May 27

 

COVID-19 Housing and Homelessness Provider Stakeholder Call May 27

Link to the 5/27/2020 call recording.

 

Speakers on the 5/27/2020:   
Sara Rankin, Seattle University: rankins@seattleu.edu
Tristia Bauman, National Law Center on Poverty and Homelessness: tbauman@nlchp.org
Katara Jordan, Building Changes: katara.jordan@buildingchanges.org
Tedd Kelleher, Dept. of Commerce: tedd.kelleher@commerce.wa.gov

 

ACTIONS YOU CAN TAKE TODAY! 

State Advocacy:

Sign on to our organizational sign-on letter to Gov. Inslee! Read our full letter here

Once you've done that, sign this individual petition and share it with at least 10 people in your networks! Once you've signed the letters, use Twitter to call on the Governor (@GovInslee, @WAStateGov) to take action and help Washington residents stay housed, healthy, and safe! Just use the hashtags #WeNeedMoreTime and or #ExtendEvictionBan.
 

Federal Advocacy:

 

Resources:

COVID-19 Housing and Homelessness Provider Stakeholder Call 05/20/2020

 
Speakers on the 5/20/20 Call:
  
 
ACTIONS YOU CAN TAKE TODAY! 
  • Send an email to thank your Congress members for sponsoring the Emergency Rental Assistance & Rental Market Stabilization Act! For those who did not sponsor, please ask them to sign on or publicly support the housing and homelessness provisions now included in the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act!
 
  • Sign NLIHC's Letter urging Congress to Include $100B in Emergency Rental Assistance in Next Coronavirus Relief Package.
 
 
Resources from the 5/20/20 Call
 

COVID-19 Housing and Homelessness Provider Stakeholder Call May 13

COVID-19 Housing and Homelessness Provider Stakeholder Call Agenda, May 13

05/13/2020 call recording

 

Speakers on the 5/13/2020 Call

 

TAKE ACTION TODAY AND EMAIL YOUR MEMBERS OF CONGRESS!

House Dems introduced the HEROES Act, and it passed over the weekend. It includes $175 billion for housing assistance and a national moratorium on evictions and foreclosure! We need to keep up the pressure on our Senators, and we need to thank our Representatives who have signed on as sponsors. Please follow the above link to contact your members of Congress today and ask them to ensure that the next stimulus package includes:

  • $11.5 billion in Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) funding. This combined with the $4 billion previously provided in the CARES Act will reach the funding level needed to expand access to emergency shelter, short-term rental assistance, and housing stabilization services;
  • $100 billion in rental assistance to keep people housed and ensure landlords, including low-income housing providers, have the income they need to continue to operate;
  • $8.5 billion to ensure that public housing authorities can continue to operate at full capacity;
  • A uniform, national moratorium on evictions and foreclosures;
  • Resources for housing counselors and legal services to help renters and homeowners stay housed;
  • A requirement that local communities follow guidance by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and institute a moratorium on homeless encampment sweeps.
  • AND MORE! See everything that's included in the HEROES Act here

Resources from 5/13/20 Call

  • ​For those who are currently experiencing homelessness, the Dept. of Commerce shared a list of the Coordinated Entry access points, where you can go to access services like shelter, housing, case management, and other programs.
  • Rep. Denny Heck's bill, the Emergency Rental Assistance and Rental Market Stabilization Act, summary.
  • FAQs on immigration status and eligibility for various federal funding sources
  • HEROES Act broad one-pager
  • More detailed breakdown of the HEROES Act by area (HUD appropriations start on page 9)
  • Washington Law Help has resources translated into multiple languages so that people can know their rights!
  • Here is a resource page compiled by the National Housing Law Project on protecting renter and homeowner rights during our national health crisis
  • See attached for Esther and Rhonda's slides!
  • Also, see attached for an Issue Brief on Medical Respite Care and Alternate Care Sites during COVID-19, shared by Rhonda Hauff

 

COVID-19 Housing and Homelessness Provider Stakeholder Call 05/06/2020

COVID-19 Housing and Homelessness Provider Stakeholder Call 05/06/2020
 
Speakers on 5/06/2020 Call
 
 
Please click the above link to contact your members of Congress today and ask them to ensure that the next stimulus package includes:
 
  • $11.5 billion in Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) funding. This combined with the $4 billion previously provided in the CARES Act will reach the funding level needed to expand access to emergency shelter, short-term rental assistance, and housing stabilization services;
  • $100 billion in rental assistance to keep people housed and ensure landlords, including low-income housing providers, have the income they need to continue to operate;
  • $8.5 billion to ensure that public housing authorities can continue to operate at full capacity;
  • A uniform, national moratorium on evictions and foreclosures;
  • Resources for housing counselors and legal services to help renters and homeowners stay housed; and a requirement that local communities follow guidance by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and institute a moratorium on homeless encampment sweeps.
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Resources from 05/06/2020
As always, several resources were highlighted in the chat that are worth uplifting: 

Thanks for supporting us during GiveBIG!

All of us at the Housing Alliance are so grateful for the outpouring of generosity shown by our community during GiveBIG. Thank you! The progress we’ve made over the last few years shows what we can accomplish together when we raise a strong collective voice. Together, we’ve impacted budget and policy in Washington so that more people have a safe, affordable place to live. But there is so much more to do, and your support will make that possible. 
 
The importance of a home and the ways in which our health and well-being are interconnected, are clearer than ever before. The work ahead will be challenging, no doubt, but I am convinced that our movement is strong enough, that we won’t just get through this, but we’ll come out stronger in the long run. 
 
We are grateful to the individuals below, and 24 anonymous donors, for helping us raise $28,000 to power our work for housing justice! 
  
Thank you: Jacob Mihalak, Holly McNeill, Ren Autrey, Saronda Achelles, Nick Federici, Elizabeth Dickinson & Joe Merrill, Valerie Bernard, Cheryl Markham, Erika Straus-Bowers & Aileen Imperial, Peggy Papsdorf, Danielle Richmond, Merf Ehman, Craig Jones, Megan Boyce-Jacobs, Cindi L. Engelhardt, Jenny R. Holladay, Libby Solursh, Kate McMullen and Micah Wilson, Tonya Hennen & Bill Reiswig, Kara & Jon Ceriello-deLeeuw, Kenneth McDouall, Marga, Rose Hancock, Julia Stack, Ed and Mayo Ochiltree, Emily Noel, Debra Cannon, John Preston, John Carrol, Maureen Kostyack and Jon Olver, Sean Riley, Laura Van Tosh, Susan Parker, The Sindora Family, Tamara Hayes, Gabriella Moller, Jane Dirkse, Richard Weatherley & Pauline Erera, Ron and Cynthia Moe-Lobeda, Christina Wong & John Morrison, Jeanne Kohl-Welles, John Daly and Joy Christoferson, Andrew Katz, Tobias Eigen, Emily Eigen, Mary and Ed Trautman, Julie Mayer, Chris Persons, Alison Turner & Brad King, Lisa Verner, Margaret Shield, Rosemary Blakemore, Erika Malone, Ben Halpern, Meekin, Paul Knox, Thomas Galdabini, Theodore Coxe,  Cindi Engelhardt, Ruth Schaefer, Jacob Naor, Thomas and Jane Quigley, Mark Blatter, Melinda Woods, Liz Trautman, Emily Alvarado, Kate Budd, Lisa Byers, Poppi Handy, Mark Blatter, Sheila Babb Anderson, J. Peter Shapiro, Andy Silver, Helen Howell, Paula Carvalho, Kim Herman, Brien Thane, Loren Tierney, Kat Ferguson Mahan Latet, Kim Toskey, Irene Basloe Saraf. 
 
If you missed GiveBIG but still want to support the Housing Alliance, our GiveBIG donation page will remain open until May 15.  
 
Rachael Myers
Executive Director

 

COVID-19 Housing and Homelessness Provider Stakeholder Call 4/29/2020

 

COVID-19 Housing and Homelessness Provider Stakeholder Call 4/29/2020

Here is a link to the call.

Speakers:

*New Action Alert* TAKE ACTION TODAY AND EMAIL YOUR MEMBERS OF CONGRESS!

Please follow the above link to contact your members of Congress today and ask them to ensure that the next stimulus package includes:

  • $11.5 billion in Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) funding. This combined with the $4 billion previously provided in the CARES Act will reach the funding level needed to expand access to emergency shelter, short-term rental assistance, and housing stabilization services;
  • $100 billion in rental assistance to keep people housed and ensure landlords, including low-income housing providers, have the income they need to continue to operate;
  • $8.5 billion to ensure that public housing authorities can continue to operate at full capacity;
  • A uniform, national moratorium on evictions and foreclosures;
  • Resources for housing counselors and legal services to help renters and homeowners stay housed; and
  • A requirement that local communities follow guidance by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and institute a moratorium on homeless encampment sweeps.

 

Resources: 

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