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Statewide COVID-19 Housing & Homelessness Calls - Shared screen with speaker view
Amanda Polley
01:02
Good morning! Amanda Polley HCA/DBHR
Emily Strange
01:07
Love the music!
Sonia Morales
01:22
Good morning-Sonia Morales, Molina Healthcare
john alder
01:32
good morning
Nicholas Yuva
01:40
Good Morning
Earl Hall
01:48
Everett E
A Roc
01:49
Mornin! Adam Roca, reppin Lifelong in Seattle
Rob Huff
01:53
Good morning from Tacoma.
Earl Hall
02:09
Everett Earl here.
maureenhoward
02:10
and more good mornings from Tacoma
Brad Forbes
02:16
Hello! Brad Forbes from NAMI Washington is here.
Desiree Richards
02:18
Good morning
Nemanja Demic - Reading Partners Seattle
02:30
Good morning! Nemanja Demic (he/him/his) - Reading Partners Seattle :)
Yield to the King Ministry
02:37
Good Morning! Najja E. Brown -
Pam Hurst
02:41
good morning from Pam Hurast
Mike Parker
02:46
good morning from Bellingham
Samatha Anderson
02:47
ugh my computer audio and video are messed up, but I can hear
Pam Hurst
02:48
HURST
Elizabeth Maupin
02:50
Elizabeth Maupin, Issaquah Sammamish Interfaith Coalition & Social Justice group of Spirit of Peace United Church of Christ
sally kinney
03:00
Sally Kinney
Catherine Hinrichsen
05:15
Good morning, Catherine from Seattle
Lindsey Schromen-Wawrin
07:02
Good morning. Lindsey Schromen-Wawrin from Port Angeles City Council. (P.S. Over 650 people protested for BLM in Port Angeles on Saturday (over 2x as many people as I've ever seen protest in Port Angeles))
Karen Wilson
08:06
Good morning, Karen Wilson from Tacoma and a member of Socialist Alternative - South Sound Branch
Samatha Anderson
08:06
I say increasing taxes for venues of large groups of people and similar type gatherings. to help cover the budget needs. and min cuts
Sally Perkins
08:27
Identified budget reduction options on the OFM web site now. https://ofm.wa.gov/budget/state-budgets/state-agency-fiscal-year-2021-savings-options The "identified" reductions are not (yet) actual cuts but they will define the parameters of the debate. They look awful to me.
Kelsey Stedman
08:33
I would love to attend a webinar that looks into specific actions around devesting/investing :)
Rachael Myers
08:45
Black Lives Matter SKC call for general strike: https://blacklivesseattle.org/statewide-silent-march-and-general-strike-on-friday-june-12th/
Nina Wycoff
08:50
divesting in sweeps money; investing in housing first
john alder
09:10
spokane tenants union
Rachael Myers
09:17
National Innovation Service blog on defunding the police: https://www.nis.us/blog/how-to-defund-your-police-department-in-six-steps
Nina Wycoff
09:23
Seattle Wa, YouthCare
Kirsten Jewell
12:57
I believe that Washington State continues to have the highest effective tax rate on the lowest earning households of any of the 50 states.
Kelsey Stedman
14:17
Wow, Kirsten, I would love to know if that's the case! Seems like a great place to target
Catherine Hinrichsen
14:20
Isn't that the same life expectancy as people who are homeless?
Megan Veith
15:18
It’s 42% now for confirmed cases
Megan Veith
15:28
For Hispanics
Samatha Anderson
15:37
is that due to the late reach in like Yakima versus over on the coast?
Nina Wycoff
16:14
do we have anyone from Yakima? is there any word about modified phase one for Yakima co?
Arely Madrid-Baker
16:49
CIELO Olympia, DV/SA Community Advocate
Samatha Anderson
17:29
:)
Nina Wycoff
17:34
we haven't talked about the impact on the yakama nation, it is up to 7x higher
sally kinney
17:41
Todd's audio is not clear; it is possible to post info?
Ana Bonilla
18:38
Can you repeat how much the state has received as a whole? $100M? That part cut out earlier
Megan Veith
19:06
Was the additional money due to a miscalculation by the feds?
Kathy Kinard
19:23
https://www.hud.gov/program_offices/comm_planning/budget/fy20/
Kirsten Jewell
20:05
Tedd - Two questions: 1) will you just add the second traunch as an amendment to the contracts you will send out this week? 2) do you have any idea when the second traunch will be available?
Megan Veith
20:16
Thanks for the clarification!
Samatha Anderson
20:41
HUD released templates today for rent/evictions for tenants and property owners regarding Section 4042
Alison Eisinger, Coalition on Homelessness
20:43
Tedd, Diane: Any info on the next steps/timeline for the Commerce Draft Shelter Grant that we submitted comments on last week?
Kathy Kinard
20:51
yes to amendment; I would imagine between 45- 60 before available
John Stovall, Housing Alliance
21:36
Megan, thanks for the update on the confirmed cases!
Gary Lunde
22:16
How does Manufactured home owner apply for help
Megan Veith
25:48
Thank you so much for your work on this, Senator Nguyen!
Gary Lunde
27:03
for a manufactured home on rental land in a park how does home owner get assistance
Nina Wycoff
27:19
wa211.org
maureenhoward
27:29
Can we get Sen. Nguyen’s remarks?
John Stovall, Housing Alliance
27:54
Maureen, we’re taking notes and recording the call, both of which will be shared out afterwards :)
sally kinney
28:07
Thanks!
Sally Perkins
28:34
See the OFM web site link that I posted earlier in these comments. there are PDF's of each agency's lists of "identified reductions".
Natalya Verley
28:42
YES!
Emily Klein
28:44
WTH. That is absolutely unconscionable!!!
Nancy Kick
29:00
Thank you for giving examples.
A Roc
29:36
Yes, thank u for sayin that. Infuriating that poor people are fighting over peanuts while billionaires get even richer!
maureenhoward
29:44
Tax the “COVID Gain”
Sally Perkins
29:53
Can we get a copy of your 31 page economic recovery (rebuild?) plan?
Michele Thomas, she/her, Housing Alliance
30:02
Yes Maureen!
Samatha Anderson
30:04
That is why increasing taxes for things that cultivate people in close distance will cost more all the way around keeping more people healthy.
Emily Klein
33:26
Rent relief/direct subsidies to keep people housed?
Lori Wheat
33:47
Thank you, Senator Nguyen, for the important work you are doing to make WA’s tax structure more progressive! Especially appreciate your comments about the intersection of racial equity and economic equity :)
Kelsey Stedman
34:27
Emily, KCR has some funding available for folks that make under 80% AMI if they can show a reduced income as a result of COVID-19. Folks could call KCR for more info ;)
Nina Wycoff
34:54
KCR?
Kelsey Stedman
35:17
Sorry, should have sent that privately, Kitsap Community Resources (we are both Kitsap folks)
Nina Wycoff
35:21
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Alice Lockhart, 350 Seattle
35:51
Deeply appreciate your work and perspective. What can we and our organizations best do to support your work?
Victoria O'Banion
36:10
Sen. Nguyen- are you able to share your report?
Megan Veith
36:11
Yes — how can we support you and your work?
Nancy Kick
36:18
What can we do to support our work?
Jordan Kronen
36:24
Thank you so much, Sen. Nguyen!
Nancy Kick
36:27
“your” work
Samatha Anderson
36:27
Your rocking it, keep doing it.
Lindsey Schromen-Wawrin
36:29
Who is coordinating advocacy on this?
Cynthia Stewart
36:33
Please tell us (other people you need) what we should do
Theresa Reda
36:50
thank you Senator
Jessica Lea
37:15
Any petitions or letter writing campaigns?
Rob Huff
37:40
Where do you see advocacy having the largest impact? Where can we help push to a tipping point?
Tanya Lavoy
37:49
What about the public bank??
Nina Wycoff
37:52
what plans can we offer from 2008 that show how austerity plans impact direct service outputs; number of shelter beds, time waiting for emergency shelter, number of people on section 8 waiting list?
Nina Wycoff
38:31
compare and contrast to our endorsed plan; what we would propose instead, what outcomes we seek to avoid a repeat of post 2008
David Moser
40:22
What would it take to propose a state version of the Homes Guarantee plan(which is crafted and led by Black renter organizers), or a state version of the Omar/Jayapal Rent and Mortgage cancellation Act? https://homesguarantee.com/covid19/
John Stovall, Housing Alliance
40:36
You can push your lawmakers to prevent budget cuts, invest in rental assistance, and push for progressive revenue options via our email action alert here: https://bit.ly/2AYxvyM
Samatha Anderson
40:40
lynn Washington (?)
Emily Klein
40:42
What about cutting budgets for police depts.? Or is that unworkable because we're talking about state funds and most police depts. are funded by individual municipalities?
Sally Perkins
41:22
Please share the document! :)
Brianna Kiarie
41:27
Yes please
john alder
42:28
include with weekly notes access to se. nguyen's book
Teresa Clark
42:47
Noted!
Natalya Verley
45:34
Can you clarify, if a tenant's lease is expiring can the landlord not provide a no cause termination?
Nina Wycoff
46:02
given the prevalence of home-grown landlords in wa due to housing cost, it is extremely difficult if not impossible for individual renters paying $700 for a rented bedroom in a 6 bedroom house to prove fraud in the case of provision 2. what protections are available for renters who feel they have been defrauded by independent landlords
Nina Wycoff
46:33
during the eviction moratorium that protect low income renters in these situations
Nina Wycoff
47:01
many of our youth are simply arrested for fighting with their room mates and evicted illegally
Rep. Cindy Ryu
48:15
Does inclusion of camp grounds include state camp grounds and facilities such as yurts and cabins?
Natalya Verley
49:38
In some instances landlords are asking for proof of hardship in order to do a payment plan and then determining what they can really afford on a weekly basis. Is this allowed or not allowed?
Jesse Rawlins
51:16
Can you clarify the logic behind the 14-days for m/hotel lodging?
Gena James
51:56
Can you talk about how the moratorium applies to encampments? I apologize if I missed this earlier.
Elizabeth Maupin
52:05
Where do we get a copy of this?
Jesse Rawlins
52:15
Good question, Gena!
John Stovall, Housing Alliance
52:25
Elizabeth (and everyone), here’s a link to the proclamation: https://www.governor.wa.gov/news-media/inslee-extends-eviction-moratorium
Jesse Rawlins
52:40
Can we ask about how this would apply to sanctioned or unsanctioned encampments?
Evelyn Chow
53:20
I have the same question^^
Xochitl Maykovich
53:32
how can you do a payment plan if you do not have income?
Elizabeth Maupin
53:43
Thank you, John Stovall!
Kirsten Jewell
53:58
Are homeless shelters covered?
Emily Klein
54:46
Thank you!
Samatha Anderson
01:00:13
Thank you! Workers need masks! Workers EVERYWHERE
Samatha Anderson
01:01:20
They passed them out to protesters. That's got to be difficult.
Megan Veith
01:02:20
What can we be doing to support you and this work?
John Stovall, Housing Alliance
01:03:38
http://www.latinocivicalliance.com/
Cynthia Stewart
01:03:49
Please repeat web site
Rhonda Hauff
01:04:06
What are employer obligations for helping H2A workers who are infected with Covid ?
Elizabeth Maupin
01:04:07
What is C2C?
Esther Magasis
01:04:17
http://www.foodjustice.org
Esther Magasis
01:04:42
C2C = Community to Community Development
John Stovall, Housing Alliance
01:04:42
Elizabeth, you can learn about C2C here: http://www.foodjustice.org/
Lori Wheat
01:05:01
Thank you, Nina, for your critical work to protect agricultural and farm workers!
Theresa Reda
01:05:29
exactly! having farm workers at the table cannot be over stated. it is vital
Michele Thomas, she/her, Housing Alliance
01:05:46
http://familiasunidasjusticia.org/en/home/
Karina Wallace
01:06:00
There has been free testing for COVID in the Seattle area right off of Aurora
Natalya Verley
01:06:04
Thank you Nina.
Emily Klein
01:06:13
Thank you Nina!
Karina Wallace
01:06:14
Thank you so much everyone!
Rep. Cindy Ryu
01:06:33
Thanks, Nina, also for your work on Use of Deadly Force by Law Enforcement for years.
Karen Studders
01:06:50
Thank you Nina. With our regressive taxation system, WA state has provided NO PPE or testing to essential workers - healthcare OR agricultural. Sad to see what our regressive tax system determines - wealth is more important than people. What are we going to do for a food supply...most middle class and wealthy people have NO idea what is happening. As we open up rapidly and WA is one of the 20 states seeing increasing cases and deaths, our healthcare workers lives are again at risk. The interfaith community stands with you. Congregant housing is a problem, just like shelters.
Theresa Slusher
01:06:57
thank you for this education Nina!
Elizabeth Maupin
01:07:09
Thank you Nina! What is the best way to pressure the hold-out company to negotiate?
Jodi Dean
01:08:56
Nina, a breath of fresh air! Thank you for your dedication to farmworkers. We appreciate you sharing today.
Laurel Turner
01:09:27
Thank you, Nina
Michele Thomas, she/her, Housing Alliance
01:09:58
https://bit.ly/2AY7zTU
Sonia Morales
01:10:50
Thank you Nina. Molina Healthcare of WA is supporting with PPE. Please contact me at Sonia.morales@molinahealthcare.com and I will contact you with our Community Engagement Specialist in Yakima.
Alison Eisinger, Coalition on Homelessness
01:10:55
As many of you know, Black Lives Matter Seattle & King County is calling for a General Strike and Silent Marches across WA this Friday, June 12. Details are here: https://blacklivesseattle.org/statewide-silent-march-and-general-strike-on-friday-june-12th/ ** Black Lives Matter S&KC asks "If you are planning a local march in your community for our statewide day of action, please let us know at protests@blacklivesseattle.org." ** They request that people observe silence during the march, and review their posted safety and health guidelines before joining an event. ** In addition, here are some GUIDELINES to REDUCE spread of COVID19 during protests: https://www.uclahealth.org/internal-medicine/police-tactics-covid-public-health#.Xtgatp56q7E.twitter
Liz Mills
01:11:29
Michele, great comments from you last night on the news.
John Stovall, Housing Alliance
01:11:33
ACTION ALERT LINK: https://bit.ly/2AY7zTU
Karina Wallace
01:12:06
I was o HEN, HEN helped me to cme out of homelessness. AMAZING program!
Marissa Chavez
01:12:22
OFM has uploaded the proposed cuts to their website: https://ofm.wa.gov/budget/state-budgets/state-agency-fiscal-year-2021-savings-options
Jessica Lea
01:12:29
This program is SUPER underfunded if it's supposed to help anyone. Like $200 a month to eligible in Mason County
Samatha Anderson
01:13:08
Thank you for the explaining of budgets. I appreciate it.
Karen Studders
01:13:19
Agree with Michele. Thank you Sen Nguyen! Wondering if he is in the minority of WA leg seeking to avoid austerity? We really need to work with WA's electeds and not assume they will support the poor rather than enabling the rich - which is the norm here... One way to help Sen Nguyen, we need to research and follow legislator's campaign money. Example from BLM protests and organizing: D members of Congress receive much money from police unions. How about our local elected officials?
Natalya Verley
01:14:18
I would love to hear more success stories from HEN recipients. I have found this to be one of the toughest programs to find housing options for. I constantly receive this feedback from the Housing Navigators in our community about this struggle. Success stories could really help.
Michele Thomas, she/her, Housing Alliance
01:14:34
michelet@wliha.org
Mike Parker
01:15:18
BEAT THE DRUM! Progressive Revenue now! Thanks Michele!
Rachael Myers
01:17:04
bit.ly/rentreliefnow
john alder
01:18:27
good day eh!
Karen Studders
01:18:31
Thank you for organizing this call and speakers!
Sonia Morales
01:18:31
Thank you!
Allison Arthur
01:18:33
Good session. Thank you!
Arely Madrid-Baker
01:18:44
Thank you!
Emily Klein
01:18:46
Thanks everyone!
Kelsey Stedman
01:18:49
Great meeting! Very informative! Thank you!