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Bimonthly affordable housing advocates legislative and COVID 19 updates - Shared screen with speaker view
rachael myers (she/her)
03:48
rachaelm@wliha.org
Debra Peri
04:23
Can you post the link to yesterday’s webinar? I never received the email. Thanks!
John Stovall, he/him, Housing Alliance
05:23
Hi Debra, if you email me I’ll get you the recording. johns@wliha.org
Debra Peri
05:52
Thank you!
Kerri Hill
09:21
How will Internet allowance interact with new FCC vote/funding?
Hilary Emmer
11:04
how can undocumented tap into this money? Is it still going to be a lottery can communities get this money???
Kirsten Jewell
12:40
Any updates on the Governor possibly extending the Eviction Moritorium so that we have time to help a bunch of people with T-RAP?
Hilary Emmer
12:47
4444
Galina Volchkova
13:01
can we please get the link to the new Treasury Guidance/ Q&A?
Galina Volchkova
13:47
thank you!
Tedd Kelleher
13:49
https://home.treasury.gov/system/files/136/ERA-Frequently-Asked-Questions_Pub-2-22-21.pdf
Aubria Boynton
14:45
what is trap?
Elizabeth Maupin
14:52
I heard that a Texas judge ruled the federal eviction moratorium unconstitutional. How might this ruling impact us?
Mindy Woods (she/her)
15:21
Just read that article, Elizabeth!
John Stovall, he/him, Housing Alliance
18:12
Please sign the petition now! https://forms.gle/8vFSPTwewhe37CWw9
Jamala Nadra (They/Them)
18:13
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdWYjsChMO3UO_L-dWyUQ7al-XfMOo8jld1_i_EckrerjR2PA/viewform?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=44444444-4444-4444-4444-444444444444
Jamala Nadra (They/Them)
18:36
That’s me
Belinda Springer
18:39
email them after this
Teresa Clark (she/her), Housing Alliance
18:42
Either link works!
John Stovall, he/him, Housing Alliance
20:25
We need at least 100 more signatures today, so please sign now while it’s easily accessible. If you think you might have already signed it, don’t worry — I’ll remove duplicates later! Better safe than sorry
Aubria Boynton
20:34
what about HEN?
Belinda Springer
20:53
Done
Becky Dickerhoof
21:12
Done
Rebecca Allen
21:27
Done
Jamala Nadra (They/Them)
21:29
Woot!
Gary Lunde
21:33
Done
Amanda Sahli
21:34
signed!
Kayla Newcomer
21:37
done
Debra Peri
21:39
Signed and shared!
Chris Lovings
21:39
signed!
John Alder
21:40
at least 6 times
Jamala Nadra (They/Them)
21:53
LOL^
Chris Ferguson
22:04
signed
Jamala Nadra (They/Them)
22:24
Thank you awesome folks!
rachael myers (she/her)
22:46
Districts: 15, 9, 5, 24,12, 46
Aubria Boynton
23:45
signed
John Stovall, he/him, Housing Alliance
24:14
In case the sign-on letter link got buried for folks…https://forms.gle/9Yrx8fqtZ15s1a4z6
Linda Olsen
24:15
Signed it--though I think I already have. I believe my organization is signing on, too.
John Stovall, he/him, Housing Alliance
24:25
Thanks Linda!
John Alder
24:34
think like chicago , vote at least 6 times
John Alder
27:13
my man!
John Stovall, he/him, Housing Alliance
27:20
We’ve gotten 50 new signatures during this meeting so far — if you haven’t signed, please help us to get to 100!
Caroline Lopez
27:31
Awesome!!!
Matthew Davis
27:33
does 1277 make ERAP a permanent program?
Tedd Kelleher, he him
28:28
In rough terms, yes, an ERAP like program would continue under 1277
Kerri Hill
28:30
How do we find out what areas/buildings have higher rates of people accessing rental assistance so we can better geographically target constituent outreach to most impacted?
JESSICA MARTINEZ
29:56
signed!
Caroline Lopez
30:23
Yay!
Matthew Davis
30:34
thanks Tedd. that’s fascinating!
Ishbel Dickens
31:00
Thanks Michele.Yes, it was 98-0!!
Jamala Nadra (They/Them)
33:14
bit.ly/2NoUhXr
Jamala Nadra (They/Them)
33:23
Sign on Link! bit.ly/2NoUhXr
John Stovall, he/him, Housing Alliance
33:30
^^ Thanks Jamala! Sign!
Elizabeth Maupin
33:42
just curious why we are attempting to create and implement a safety net for such a broken system? Why attempt to sustain these normalities that have placed us in such a horrible position on both sides of the landlord-tenant spectrum? We know that homelessness and inequality aren't properly being addressed by our existing frameworks....people are suffering as a result. Why not allow the clock to run out and the allow the resulting crisis to catalyze actual change?
Jamala Nadra (They/Them)
33:48
Hmmm. May need to copy and past that.
John Stovall, he/him, Housing Alliance
33:58
https://forms.gle/PM8D9njnvDWJ1JZR9
Jamala Nadra (They/Them)
34:11
THERE WE GO^^
Emily Klein
35:11
I have a question about how to talk to my org—an affordable housing provider—about just cause. They oppose it b/c they think it will make it impossible to evict “problem tenants"
John Stovall, he/him, Housing Alliance
35:33
Em, I’m happy to follow up with you on that.
Tedd Kelleher, he him
35:53
FYI - $5 billion at the federal level roughly equals $100 million for Washington State
Kirsten Jewell
36:01
Hart - could you tell us what vehicle the homelessness funding would come through (CDBG-CV, ESG-CV, or something else)?
Karen Studders she/her
36:14
LOTS of misinformation out on Just Cause legislation and sadly many housing providers are opposed...so language to provide factual information is very important.
Aubria Boynton
36:17
I live in housing.
Housing Alliance
36:58
To Emily’s question: HB 1236 *will not* protect “problem tenants”. It does not prevent landlords from evicting tenants who are violating the rules or causing problems for their neighbors.
Karen Studders she/her
38:20
Can Ms. Clements provide her oral remarks in writing for us?
Housing Alliance
38:29
It does require due process so if a landlord alleges that a tenant needs to lose their housing because of their behavior, the tenant will have the right to defend themselves in court. Tenants who are not guilty of what their landlord alleges, will be able to defend themselves.
Elizabeth Maupin
38:45
lol
Devin Konick-Seese (he/him)
39:37
Just to clarify - Reconciliation package would add $20.25B to T-RAP?
Jean Darsie
40:31
I've heard that there is a threatened takeover of the Pike Place Market governance that could threaten loss of low income housing at the Market. Have others heard of this?
Aubria Boynton
40:49
no
Kirsten Jewell
41:10
Thank you, Hart! Appreciate the federal update!
Hart Clements (Sen. Murray)
41:53
Yep--Congress on track to add $20.25B for TERAP in addition to the $25B appropriated in December (and which just received the updated FAQs)
Emily Klein
42:19
Thanks everyone
Hart Clements (Sen. Murray)
42:52
https://docs.house.gov/billsthisweek/20210222/BILLS-117hrPIH-american-rescue-planRH.pdf
Hart Clements (Sen. Murray)
43:04
Homelessness Assistance Program is on pg. 242
Kerri Hill
43:13
re: Pike Place --foolish-- they certainly wouldn't want Figgy Pudding size crowds boycotting and spreading the word as the market is trying to get back on its feet or turning out to oppose that
Housing Alliance
43:16
Thanks for raising it Emily - it is really important to understand where there is misunderstandings on the impact of the bill.
Kirsten Jewell
43:20
Noah - any updates about how we can get advance disbursement from FEMA for Public Assistance?
Sally Kinney
44:47
Elizabeth Maupin: Re the babies-in-the-river metaphor: we have to do both going upstream to change the reasons they're in the river, AND get them out of the river. To not do the latter until the system is changed would be cruel.
rachael myers (she/her)
44:50
National sign letter for organizations, asking Pres. Biden to extend and strengthen eviction moratorium: https://nlihc.secure.force.com/actions/CapturePetitionNew?actionId=AR00933&utm_source
rachael myers (she/her)
45:31
Email members of congress to support passage of next relief package:https://nlihc.secure.force.com/actions/TakeActionNew?actionId=AR00928&utm_source=
Daniel Mootz
45:37
It is an emergency that Kristopher Mallotte is incarcerated indefinitely, without council, for free speech and peaceful protest asking FEMA to house the homeless.
Belinda Springer
45:46
watch out for nsaids
Aubria Boynton
46:42
signed
Sally Kinney
47:03
signed for myself and org
Caroline Lopez
47:06
Thanks Aubria!
John Stovall, he/him, Housing Alliance
47:18
Thanks Sally :)
Lindsey Schromen-Wawrin
47:58
City of Port Angeles just signed on to the WLIHA letter! Thank you.
John Stovall, he/him, Housing Alliance
48:11
Awesome, thanks Lindsey!
Caroline Lopez
48:30
Thanks Lindsey!!
Sally Kinney
48:32
Erica Barnett reported today that City of Seattle will not apply for FEMA funds. What recourse to this refusal?
Aubria Boynton
48:42
?
Aubria Boynton
49:24
who is Barnett?
Sally Kinney
49:27
https://publicola.com/2021/02/26/seattle-rejects-biden-administration-offer-to-pay-full-cost-of-hotel-based-shelters/
Rob Huff - MDC (he/him)
50:30
Barnett is a reporter.
Sally Kinney
50:32
Barnett is a longtime Seattle/KC journalist who has specialized in the last few years in reportage on housing/homelessness issues.
Jamala Nadra (They/Them)
50:39
@Aubria she is a publicola reporter
Kerri Hill
50:58
Thanks Lindsey/PA! Please issue a challenge on your social channels to other cities to join you!
Alison Eisinger, Seattle/KC Coalition on Homelessness
51:23
The Seattle/King County Coalition on Homelessnessness is working on this in partnership with WLIHA, WA legislators, NLIHC, and consulting with Sen. Murray's staff.
Sally Kinney
51:50
Thanks, Alison.
Aubria Boynton
52:11
TY
Alison Eisinger, Seattle/KC Coalition on Homelessness
53:10
Thank you, Sally, Aubria, and all - we'll keep you posted as things evolve.
Jean Darsie
53:14
A question came up yesterday in CM Lewis committee as to whether the City was going to get reimbursed for the low utilization of the Executive Pacific Hotel during the pandemic. DM Sixkiller is looking into that. I think the reimbursement $$ would come from FEMA.The Executive Pacific is now going to be converted to shelter for people experiencing homelessness and they expect full utilization given the overwhelming need for shelter.
Lindsey Schromen-Wawrin
55:54
Most cities develop a legislative priorities sheet each year. Port Angeles has been adding WLIHA's legislative priorities to our City priorities, see https://www.cityofpa.us/1034/2021-Council-Legislative-Priorities. That is an easy ask for other cities, make the advocacy pitch to city councils in the fall and early winter when cities begin developing those agendas.
rachael myers (she/her)
56:52
We love that PA does that Lindsey, and want all the cities to follow your lead!
Carol McCreary
57:21
Got it, Lindsay, and will pass around and find out where we are here.
Noah Patton
57:31
Yes that's excellent Lindsey!
Aubria Boynton
57:52
I tried the link
Kerri Hill
01:00:00
loving this Legislative priorities list advocacy for county level too!
Karen Studders she/her
01:00:05
Grateful for your creativity as a councilmember, Lindsey! So many cities hold their legislative agendas as their own and ignore the opportunity to put action to their words to include legislative solutions to regional problems such as homelessness and affordable housing in their municipal legislative agendas. Thank you!
Noah Patton
01:00:23
Butte county had it back in 6 weeks I've heard
Mindy Woods (she/her)
01:00:28
Edmonds is also following WLIHA
Caroline Lopez
01:00:52
Love that, Mindy!
Mindy Woods (she/her)
01:00:55
*WLIHA's leg. agenda
Aubria Boynton
01:00:55
good job, Mindy
John Stovall, he/him, Housing Alliance
01:01:41
If you still haven’t signed the sign on letter for the budget asks, please go ahead! We’re just 25 shy of our goal for today :) https://forms.gle/sjKzwjzBaVi9VeG78
Aubria Boynton
01:01:55
why would Seattle turn down FEMA?
Debbie Thiele
01:02:11
The FEMA approval letter from California.
Sarah Cohn
01:02:16
Signed! 25 more we can do it y’all!
Debbie Thiele
01:02:25
Looks like link didn't work. Will send again.
Housing Alliance
01:02:32
Thanks Debbie, Noha and Hart!!
Noah Patton
01:02:47
We have a webinar on this coming up on March 16th!: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_zYFLjAF-T6eBq9rlxsssvQ
Sally Kinney
01:02:53
There doesn't yet seem to be a coherent rational reason for Durkan not wanting FEMA funds.
Housing Alliance
01:03:24
*Noah :)
Lindsey Schromen-Wawrin
01:03:24
sorry for prior bad link, this one hopefully works: https://www.cityofpa.us/1034/2021-Council-Legislative-Priorities
Debbie Thiele
01:03:29
https://www.cdss.ca.gov/Portals/9/FEMA/202005-DR-4482-CA-Non-Congregate-Sheltering-Request-Response-Letter-03272020.pdf
Debbie Thiele
01:03:54
https://www.cdss.ca.gov/inforesources/cdss-programs/housing-programs/project-roomkey
Aubria Boynton
01:04:52
Seattle turned down FEMA?
Sally Kinney
01:05:10
They will not be applying for them.
Sally Kinney
01:05:54
Read the link above to Erica Barnett's article in Publicola.
Karen Studders she/her
01:06:31
Thank you for your influence in Edmonds, Mindy! We need more cities in King County to follow and adopt WLIHA's legislative agenda to solve our regional homelessness and affordable housing problems.
JD Bister
01:11:08
Can you go back one slide please?
Jesse Simpson
01:11:50
Is phase 3 general population?
JD Bister
01:11:51
Thaaaaanks
Kirsten Jewell
01:11:51
It makes much more sense operationally to just vaccinate everyone in shelter (staff & guests) at the same time. Especially if we bring the vaccines to the shelters this would greatly reduce the workload of the local heath districts as well as the vaccine providers not having to come back to each shelter multiple times.
JD Bister
01:12:06
Just looking at the numbers again
Maureen Howard
01:12:47
What about people living unsheltered?
Aubria Boynton
01:13:15
janssen???
Rachel Heckroth
01:14:07
I currently work at a homeless shelter through Catholic Community services and our staff were given the go-ahead to get the vaccines in Mid-January.
Linda Mitchell
01:15:36
Can we get these slides?
rachael myers (she/her)
01:16:00
We’ll share the slides in the follow up email.
Maureen Howard
01:16:37
Will you give guidance to local health departments about recuperation beds for people either in shelters or unsheltered who experience side effects especially from the second shot of the two shot vaccines? These can be pretty severe especially for those living unsheltered. Easier for us if guidance comes from you.
Rob Huff - MDC (he/him)
01:16:39
Breaking: The Johnson & Johnson vaccine was just approved by the F.D.A., according to a news brief I just received.
Maureen Howard
01:16:55
Yeah!
Kerri Hill
01:17:30
That means J & J should start being sent out as early as Monday?
Samatha Anderson
01:19:16
Can grand kids living with grandparents who get vaccine have increased chances of than getting sick?
Kirsten Jewell
01:19:29
Tara - really appreciate your work putting together the conversation aids. These will be very helpful!
Teresa Clark (she/her), Housing Alliance
01:20:01
Yes, thank you for this work!!
Rob Huff - MDC (he/him)
01:20:14
Tara, can you share your contact information?
Karen Studders she/her
01:20:17
Thank you Tara for these important tools for difficult conversations!
Kerri Hill
01:20:28
a way to laminate vaccine cards onsite
Aubria Boynton
01:20:59
I don't have a car. Will this be addressed?
Kerri Hill
01:21:57
@aubria vaccine is going out to lots of pharmacy sites too. Right on buslines
Paige Owens
01:22:03
what if people in shelters don’t want the vaccine? would they be prohibited from shelter?
Karen Studders she/her
01:22:31
Here J&J vaccine approval in WSJ: https://www.wsj.com/articles/johnson-and-johnson-covid-19-vaccine-fda-expert-panel-recommendation-11614294002
Samatha Anderson
01:22:52
have they even started test trials for youth?
Tedd Kelleher, he him
01:22:58
Minors may receive immunizations without parental consent
Tedd Kelleher, he him
01:23:05
https://depts.washington.edu/uwhatc/PDF/guidelines/Minors%20Health%20Care%20Rights%20Washington%20State.pdf
Tedd Kelleher, he him
01:23:36
I have teenagers :)
Kirsten Jewell
01:24:04
In Kitsap, we are going to try out having shelters offer to keep track of the vaccination cards between the 1st & 2nd vaccinations, if wanted. Also, we may try out offering some incentives to help people remember to come back for the 2nd vaccine.
Samatha Anderson
01:24:19
Ages?! right is this not a concern?
Kerri Hill
01:24:31
Theft of vaccine cards- lots of folks get ID stolen
Scott Schubert
01:24:36
I would recommend that the single dose is available to homeless individuals in case they are between locations
Rob Huff - MDC (he/him)
01:24:40
Primarily that the current “concert tickets” model won’t work for the population of folks who are homeless.
Elizabeth Maupin
01:24:42
Knowing where to go, when, how to get there.
Amber Truex
01:25:00
As someone running and working in a shelter, I have had several staff due to not being able to get the vaccine. I hope the vaccine becomes available soon to both the staff and guests
Amber Truex
01:25:16
*quit sorry
Kirsten Jewell
01:25:39
I have heard that even if you lose your vaccine card, the orgs that administer them can look up in the state database the needed information, so that would not be a barrier.
Elizabeth Maupin
01:26:20
Take the vaccine to a camp site and return at the appropriate time for the second dose.
Kerri Hill
01:26:28
Single dose Moderna around 80% effective but not sure for how long
Kirsten Jewell
01:26:30
I have heard that the best vaccine to give/get is the one that is available!
Rob Huff - MDC (he/him)
01:27:01
Sorry. Just that the rush to a single site won’t be successful with this population.
Rachel Heckroth
01:27:01
Can COVID testing teams also give out the vaccine?
Tedd Kelleher, he him
01:27:19
....more details on when minors can consent without a parent https://www.kingcounty.gov/depts/health/locations/mature-minor-rule.aspx
Maureen Howard
01:27:19
Given the cost of an hour in the emergency room - app $700/hour, the quicker we can get people experiencing homelessness vaccinated, the more cost effective it becomes -
Jesse Simpson
01:27:31
Two studies came out last week, showing 92% efficacy for a single dose of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines: https://www.infectiousdiseaseadvisor.com/home/topics/covid19/pfizer-moderna-coronavirus-vaccine-first-dose-high-efficacy-bnt162b2-mrna1273-astrazeneca/
Kerri Hill
01:27:45
Concert tix = It can take a good week or two of constantly refreshing pages to find a vaccine appointment and they are gone within minutes , like concert tix when they go on sale
Sally Kinney
01:27:55
I've been reading obsessively re vaccines and remember that the J&J has a lower effectivity (in the 60s %) than Moderna and Pfizer.
Angie Merrill
01:27:59
It’s been especially disheartening for our staff that agencies providing behavioral health services *via telehealth* have been prioritized for vaccination above shelter staff.
Kirsten Jewell
01:28:08
Rachel - could I make a quick comment?
Karen Studders she/her
01:29:00
Parallels betw Shelter provider employees to teachers in schools getting the COVID-19 vaccine timely? Both schools and shelters involve many people in small places with poor ventilation.
Kerri Hill
01:29:52
@jesse Thanks! those are way better numbers
John Stovall, he/him, Housing Alliance
01:29:58
Can’t you ask the person if they recently got a vaccine?
Tara Bostock
01:30:00
my email: tara.bostock@doh.wa.gov
Maureen Howard
01:30:12
We would love to be able to get people into Q and I!
Samatha Anderson
01:30:16
Maybe isolation again between shots might curve that for people
Sally Kinney
01:32:05
Considering how frightening it is to be unhoused anyway, maybe cautioning people in shelters about side effects of vaccines to try to settle their fears.
Caroline Lopez
01:32:57
Thank you so much Tara!