Federal

COVID-19 Housing and Homelessness Provider Stakeholder Call July 31

07/29/2020 Call recording

Speakers:

      Tedd Kelleher, Dept. of Commerce 

      Meghan Maury, National LGBTQ Taskforce

      Kevin Solarte, National Innovation Service 

      Lisa Byers,  Opal Community Land Trust 

      Joey Lindstrom, National Low Income Housing Coalition


ACTIONS YOU CAN TAKE TODAY! 

Federal Advocacy:

  • Take action by contacting your Members of Congress and tell them that the Senate proposal is unacceptable and that Congress must pass the essential housing provisions of the HEROES Act! You can take action here

  • Submit a comment on HUD's harmful proposed rule removing anti-discrimination protections for trans and nonbinary people experiencing homelessness. You can take action by submitting a comment via the #HousingSavesLives action page, and the National LGBTQ Taskforce has created a Partner Toolkit to assist you! 

 

Resources:

  • Visit the Housing Saves Lives campaign website to learn how to oppose HUD's harmful proposed rule rolling back protections for trans and nonbinary people experiencing homelessness. 

 

COVID-19 Housing and Homelessness Provider Stakeholder Call July 15

 

 

Speakers:


 

ACTIONS YOU CAN TAKE TODAY! 

State Advocacy:

  • Email Gov. Inslee to extend the eviction moratorium through March 31, 2021! We all need to act now on this.
  • Are you a board member, or do you work for a nonprofit organization? Join our Board Advocacy campaign and have your board pass a resolution in support of progressive revenue! Interested? Click here
  • The Housing Alliance is looking for people to send letters to the editor to your local newspaper. We have templates! If you are interested, please fill out this form and I'll follow up with you. 

Federal Advocacy:

  • Participate in NLIHC's Virtual Lobby Day Tuesday, July 21st! You can either meet with your members of Congress, help mobilize and share an action alert, or use social media to contact your lawmakers! To get plugged in, click here to sign up
  • Here is the Lobby Day Toolkit provided by the National Low Income Housing Coalition

Resources from the 7-15 Call

  • The Dept. of Commerce couldn't join us for last week's call, but they asked us to share this update: "We will be extending the COVID county grants to the end of December but amending the statement of work with tighter guidelines around uses for I&Q housing and expanded shelter capacity. We will be making the formal announcement the last week of July, after we launch the Eviction Assistance Rental Program (ERAP)."
  • See attached for our updated report on missed rent payments for the month of June
  • Learn more about the Washington Immigrant Solidarity Network's work.
  • Washington Immigrant Solidarity Network Hotline: 1-844-724-3737
  • WAISN also has a rent relief fund you can donate to! 

COVID-19 Housing and Homelessness Provider Stakeholder Call July 8

07/08/2020 Call recording

 

Speakers:

Tedd Kelleher, Dept. of Commerce 

Michele Thomas, Washington Low Income Housing Alliance 

Derek Lum, 43rd InterIm CDA 

Amber Johnson, Spokane Neighborhood Action Partners (SNAP) 

Lowel Krueger, Yakima Housing Authority 

Terri Anderson, Tenants Union of Washington 

 

ACTIONS YOU CAN TAKE TODAY! 

State Advocacy:

Submit your comments on the state's rental assistance proposal by 12pm on Monday, July 13th!

Are you a board member, or do you work for a nonprofit organization? Join our Board Advocacy campaign and have your board pass a resolution in support of progressive revenue! Interested? Click here

The Housing Alliance is looking for people to send letters to the editor to your local newspaper. We have templates! If you are interested, please fill out this form and John Stovall follow up with you. 

 

Federal Advocacy Requests:

Contact your members of Congress about high priority housing needs in COVID-19 response

Have your organization sign these two NLIHC letters. One is focused on 100B for rent assistance, and one is focused on all housing provisions in the HEROES Act. You can sign on to one or both. 

 

Resources:

  • The Dept. of Commerce State Rental Assistance Proposal public comment deadline is at 12pm on Monday, July 13th. Read the documents and provide comment here!

COVID-19 Housing and Homelessness Provider Stakeholder Call June 24

6/24/2020 Call recording

 
Speakers: 


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 3

COVID-19 Housing and Homelessness Provider Stakeholder Call June 3

6/03/2020 call recording

Speakers:

 

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:

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 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: 

COVID-19 Housing and Homelessness Provider Stakeholder Call 4/22/2020

COVID-19 Housing and Homelessness Provider Stakeholder Call 4/22/2020

Here is a link to the 4/22/2020 recording

 

Speakers from 4/22/2020:

  

Action Alert: Take action today and email your members of congress!

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;
  • A uniform, national moratorium on evictions and foreclosures; and
  • $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.

 

Resources Highlighted: 

COVID-19 Housing and Homelessness Provider Stakeholder Call 4/08/2020

Resources for Weekly COVID-19 Housing and Homelessness Call - 04/08/2020

Here is a link to the recording of the 4/08/2020 call.

 

Speakers 04/08/2020

 

Tracking Federal Funding:  Here is a link to Denny Heck's bill, providing $100B for emergency rental assistance. 

Action Alert: Take action in support of this bill here

 

Resources Highlighted: 

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