COVID-19 Housing and Homelessness Provider Stakeholder Call Archive

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COVID-19 Housing and Homelessness Provider Stakeholder Call September 2

Kathy Kinard, Dept of Commerce (Updates on the state’s COVID-19 homelessness response), Sunny Wonder, Council for the Homeless (Implementing ERAP in Clark County),  Oliver Crain, City of Wenatchee (Implementing ERAP in Chelan & Douglas Counties), Sunaree Marshall, King County (Implementing ERAP in King County), Greg Winter, Opportunity Council (Implementing ERAP in Whatcom County),  Sharonne Navas, Equity in Education Coalition (With schools returning online and libraries closed, what resources exist to bridge the digital divide?)  Rep. My-Linh Thai, 41st Legislative District (Report from the legislature: committee days & upcoming work session), Bree Henshaw  and Ben Merkel, Office of Sen. Patty Murray (Updates from Congress and federal advocacy needed).

COVID-19 Housing and Homelessness Provider Stakeholder Call August 19

Tedd Kelleher, Dept of Commerce, ( Updates on the state’s COVID-19 homelessness response), Tristia Bauman, National Homelessness Law Center, (Oregon’s recent court ruling protecting the 8th Amendment rights of people experiencing homelessness), Cruze Thompson, Rural Resources, (Implementing the Eviction Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) in Lincoln, Stevens and Ferry Counties), Cassie Lentz, Grays Harbor County, (Implementing ERAP in Grays Harbor County), Joey Lindstrom, National Low Income Housing Coalition, (Federal advocacy updates). 

COVID-19 Housing & Homelessness Provider Stakeholder Call August 5

Kim Justice, Office of Homeless Youth, Chanita Jackson, Office of Homeless Youth (Accessing the state Eviction Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) for youth and young adults), Sharon Rapport, Corporation for Supportive Housing (Updates on FEMA-funded shelter programs – Project Roomkey and Project Housekey), Twa-le Abrahamson, Spokane Tribe (COVID-19 updates from the Spokane Tribe), Kirsten Jewell, Kitsap County, (COVID-19 housing and homelessness updates from Kitsap County), Joey Lindstrom, National Low Income Housing Coalition (Federal advocacy update).

COVID-19 Housing & Homelessness Provider Stakeholder Call July 31

Tedd Kelleher, Dept. of Commerce (Updates on state housing and homelessness response during COVID-19), Meghan Maury, National LGBTQ Taskforce (Responding to HUD proposed rule permitting anti-trans discrimination), Kevin Solarte, National Innovation Service (Updates from the Center for Housing Justice), Lisa Byers, OPAL Community Land Trust (Housing and homelessness updates from San Juan County), Joey Lindstrom, National Low Income Housing Coalition (Federal Advocacy Update), Michele Thomas, Housing Alliance (State Advocacy Update – Eviction Moratorium).

COVID-19 Housing & Homelessness Provider Stakeholder Call July 22

Kathy Kinard, Dept. of Commerce (Updates on state housing and homelessness response during COVID-19), Daniel Malone, DESC (Updates on the Red Lion Hotel shelter), Melissa Baker, Council for the Homeless (Clark County updates on use of hotel/motel vouchers), Rachael Myers, Housing Alliance (Federal Advocacy Update), Michele Thomas, Housing Alliance (The Housing Alliance’s agenda-setting process).

COVID-19 Housing & Homelessness Provider Stakeholder Call July 15
 
Congresswoman Suzan Delbene, 1st District (Updates from Congress and what’s needed from advocates), Rachael Myers, Housing Alliance (Federal Advocacy – Virtual Lobby Day July 21), Monserrat Padilla, Washington Immigrant Solidarity Network (Improving the safety and seeking release of people in ICE custody during COVID-19), Kathy Morgan, OlyCAP Curtis Steinhauer, Welcome Home Skagit Daisy Reyes, Pierce County Community Advocate, Elder Toney Montgomery, Tacoma Ministerial Alliance, Esther Magasis, Yakima County (Updates on local homelessness needs from around the state), Michele Thomas, Housing Alliance (Update for homeless service providers and housing providers: channels for accessing PPE).
 
COVID-19 Housing and Homelessness Provider Stakeholder Call July 8

Tedd Kelleher, Dept. of Commerce (Washington State Update) Michele Thomas, Washington Low Income Housing Alliance(The Pulse report- Census bureau data on rent payments), Joey Lindstrom, NLIHC (Federal Update)  Derek Lum/43rd InterIm CDA, Amber Johnson, Spokane Neighborhood Action Partners (SNAP), Lowel Krueger, Yakima Housing Authority, Terri Anderson, Tenants Union of Washington (Reports from housing providers and tenant advocates on the affects of COVID-19 on tenants).

COVID-19 Housing and Homelessness Provider Stakeholder Call July 1

Tedd Kelleher, Dept. of Commerce (Washington State Updates). Scott Crain, Northwest Justice Project (the impact of unemployment insurance and stimulus checks on housing eligibility during COVID-19). Rep. Nicole Macri, 43rd Legislative District (Special session updates from the legislature). Maureen Howard, Pierce County Advocate, (Ensuring people experiencing homelessness can access federal stimulus checks via bank accounts). Rachael Meyers, WLIHA, (Federal Updates). Marc Dones, National Innovation Service (Announcing the Center on Housing Justice).  

COVID-19 Housing and Homelessness Provider Stakeholder Call June 24

Tedd Kelleher, Dept. of Commerce (state updates), Allexa Laycock, Disability Rights Washington (assessing and improving meeting accessibility, Nan Roman, National Alliance to End Homelessness (the framework for an equitable COVID-19 homelessness response: guidance for communities), Liz Trautman, The Mockingbird Society (youth aging out of foster care), Michele Thomas, Housing Alliance (special session update and budget update), Rachael Myers, Housing Alliance (Federal update), John Stovall, Housing Alliance (Board Resolution Campaign).

COVID-19 Housing and Homelessness Provider Stakeholder Call June 17
Wednesday June 17 call was cancelled. 
 
COVID-19 Housing and Homelessness Provider Stakeholder Call June 10

Tedd Kelleher, Dept. of Commerce (Washington State Updates, Sen. Joe Nguyen, 34th Legislative District (The importance of fighting for progressive revenue in Washington), Patricio Marquez, Office of the Attorney General (Extension and updates to the state eviction moratorium), Nina Martinez, Latino Civic Alliance (Extension and updates to the state eviction moratorium), Michele Thomas, Washington Low Income Housing Alliance (State Policy and Advocacy Updates), Rachael Myers, Washington Low Income Housing Alliance (Federal Policy and Advocacy Updates).

COVID-19 Housing and Homelessness Provider Stakeholder Call June 3

Tedd Kelleher, Dept. of Commerce (Washington State Updates), Claire Lane & Christina Wong, Anti-hunger and Nutrition Coalition (Updates on Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) for kids who qualify for free or reduced price school meals), Misha Werschkul, Budget and Policy Center (The need for progressive revenue to strengthen Washington's economy during and after the COVID-19 crisis), Rachael Myers, Washington Low Income Housing Alliance (Federal Policy and Advocacy Updates), Michele Thomas, (State Policy and Advocacy Updates).

COVID-19 Housing and Homelessness Provider Stakeholder Call May 27

Tedd Kelleher, Dept. of Commerce (Updates from the Department of Commerce), Sara Rankin, Seattle University (Third Door Coalition and the plan to end chronic homelessness) Tristia Bauman, National Law Center on Poverty and Homelessness Homeless encampments, (CDC guidance against sweeps and letter to City of Puyallup), Katara Jordan, Building Changes (Using CARES Act Education Stabilization Fund to serve students in foster care and students experiencing homelessness), Rachael Myers (Federal Advocacy Update & Letter to the Editor Campaign), Michele Thomas (State Advocacy Update – Special session, budget cuts, and more), Rachael Myers (Accountable Communities of Health & PPE Distribution).    

COVID-19 Housing and Homelessness Provider Stakeholder Call May 20

Tedd Kelleher, Dept. of Commerce (Washington State Updates), Arianna Cook-Thajudeen, National Housing Law Project (Federal programs and Immigration Requirements during COVID-19), Linda Olsen, WSCADV (Housing Instability and Domestic Violence During COVID-19), Hillary Coleman, SKCCH (2020 Census Updates), Councilmember Tammy Morales, City of Seattle (Proposed Local Moratorium on Encampment Removals).

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

Tedd Kelleher, Dept. of Commerce (Washington State Updates), Joey Lindstrom, NLIHC (Report from NLIHC: Federal Advocacy) Congressman Denny Heck, (Emergency Rental Assistance and Rental Market Stabilization Act of 2020), Rachael Myers, (Additional Federal Updates), Stephanie Velasco, Seattle Office of Housing (Best practices for setting up rent repayment plans) Sam Jackle, Walla Walla County Department of Community Health (Update from Walla Walla County), Esther Magasis, Yakima County Human Services, Rhonda Hauff, Yakima Neighborhood Health Services (Yakima County Homelessness Response and Medical Respite.

COVID-19 Housing and Homelessness Provider Stakeholder Call Agenda, May 6

Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (Federal Solutions on Housing and Homelessness), Tedd Kelleher, Dept. of Commerce (State Updates), Daniel Malone, DESC (Transitioning from Congregate-based to Motel-based Shelter), Yuni Medlin, LASA (Local Updates: Report Out on City of Tacoma Rental Assistance Program), Councilmember Lindsey Schromen-Wawrin & Allyson Brekke, City of Port Angeles (Local Updates from the City of Port Angeles).

Weekly COVID-19 Housing & Homelessness Call Agenda, Wednesday, April 29

Tedd Kelleher (Dept. of Commerce updates), Debbie Thiele, Corporation for Supportive Housing (Emerging Best Practices from California and around the nation), Sara Brundage, Enterprise Community Partners (Low Income Housing Tax Credit Advocacy), Kate Burke, City of Spokane Councilmember, (Spokane renter and homeowner protections update), Senator Rebecca Saldaña (Updates from the Legislature), Rachael Myers, Housing Alliance (Federal Updates).

Weekly COVID-19 Housing & Homelessness Call Agenda, Wednesday, April 22 

Tedd Kelleher, Dept. of Commerce updates (state updates), Patricio Marquez, WA Office of the Attorney General (Eviction Moratorium Update), Katara Jordan and Klarissa Monteros, Building Changes (Strategies for a Racially Equitable Response), Rich Stolz, OneAmerica (Impact of COVID-19 on Immigrant Communities), John Tirpak, Unemployment Law Project (Unemployment Benefits Update), Kurt Wiest, Bremerton Housing Authority, (How to get a rental assistance program up and running quickly using CARES Act funding),Theresa Sanders, Island County Public Health (Regional Update from Island County), Rachael Myers, Housing Alliance (Federal Advocacy Update).

Weekly COVID-19 Housing & Homelessness Call Agenda, Wednesday, April 15 

Dept. of Commerce Updates (state updates), Steve Berg, National Alliance to End Homelessness (Federal Updates), Latrice Williams, Peer Navigator Training Program (Housing interventions for people being released from jail), Liz Olson, Budget & Policy Center (Overview of Public Benefits during COVID-19), Megan Veith, Building Changes (COVID-19 data on youth and the data on race and ethnicity).

Weekly COVID-19 Housing & Homelessness Call Wednesday, April 8 

Tedd Kelleher (Department of Commerce Updates), Noah Patton (Federal Updates via NLIHC), Susan Boyd, Bellwether Housing (Affordable housing provider emerging needs), Edmund Witter, King County Bar Association (Setting up new rental assistance procedures during COVID-19,) David Lord, Disability Rights Washington.

Weekly COVID-19 Housing & Homelessness Call Agenda, Wednesday, April 1

Commerce Staff (Dept. of Commerce Updates),  Lael Duncan, Okanogan County, Nickolaus Lewis, Lummi Nation, (Local Updates), Michele Thomas, John Stovall, WLIHA (Eviction Moratorium extension and rental assistance ask), Denise Rodriguez, Washington Homeownership Resource Center (Homeownership/Foreclosure), Rachael Myers, (Federal Updates).

Weekly COVID-19 Housing & Homelessness Stakeholders call Agenda, March 25

Updates from Commerce (regarding emergency grants, stay home order & effect on affordable housing construction, etc.) Kelli Larsen, Plymouth Housing Group (Ongoing needs in Permanent Supportive Housing,) Kirsten Jewell, Kitsap County, Maureen Howard, Tacoma Pierce County, Rhonda Hauff, Yakima, (Regional updates from Kitsap, Pierce, and Yakima), John Stovall, (Rental assistance – collecting data & stories), Rachael Myers, (Federal updates, Information sharing – what is happening in your community? What needs are not be addressed?).