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Statewide COVID-19 Housing & Homelessness Calls - Shared screen with speaker view
Curtis Steinhauer
01:47
Good morning everyone. Curtis from Mount Vernon.
John Stovall, He/Him, Housing Alliance
02:09
^^ See above for the agenda
Yield to the King Ministry
02:43
Hello! Najja E. Brown, Yield to the King Ministry, Seattle, WA
Tedd Kelleher
04:40
Kathy Kinard will be leading today's update of ERAP
John Stovall, He/Him, Housing Alliance
06:01
For those just joining, here’s the agenda
Tedd Kelleher
06:19
Kathy makes the administrative magic happen, and now that we are fully in implementation mode, she is the best person to present on ERAP
Teresa Clark
07:40
See the program, schedule, and more information here: wliha.org/conference
Teresa Clark
07:44
wliha.org/conference
Rebecca Royce
07:51
We haven't yet, but will have 3 staff and 5 advisory board members attending this year :)
Teresa Clark
08:02
Great to hear Rebecca!
Caroline Lopez
08:11
Yay, Rebecca!
Kirsten Jewell
08:46
I feel like in past years I got many more notices and reminders about registering for the conterence in past years. I will be sure to register soon!
Jessica Lea
08:56
Other=All of the above
john alder
09:20
all of them are good
Rob Huff - MDC (he/him)
09:21
It is hard to pick one.
Mike Mathias
09:21
Other=This is my first time attending :)
Joy Stanford
09:28
Other =All of the above
Shannon Houghton
09:37
Other — this is my first time here as well
Elizabeth Maupin
09:39
yes, all are useful
Susan Boyd
09:46
hearing how other organizations are coping
Mike Parker
10:00
And AG's office
Peggy Conway
11:25
how is homeless shelters addressing internet access to students for distance learning? if your shelter does not provide internet access what options are available for clients besides using mobile hotspots.
Samatha Anderson
13:16
Awesome. Thank you to all of you and your hard work you have been doing
Councilman Gunther
14:40
Just a quick thanks for everyone’s tips and stories the other week. It helped me greatly in COVID Relief discussions.
Theresa Ballew She/ her
14:47
WOW 3000! that's amazing
Curtis Steinhauer
14:53
Peggy, where is the shelter located?
Maureen Howard
15:33
were Pierce County’s 3000 applications for ERAP or their other rental assistance program?
Peggy Conway
15:43
Everett, WA
Jessica Lea
15:52
Has there been any discussion about raising the income limit for applicants?
Kirsten Jewell
16:35
Kathy or Tedd - any comment on the CDC's Eviction Moritorium announced yesterday? How does this interact with the state's moratorium?
Rebecca Royce
16:42
Are there discussions about extending to 6 months of assistance?
Curtis Steinhauer
18:22
Peggy, you can contact your local internet provider on adding services under the Covid assessibility mandates for youth education connectivity.
Edgar Aldrett
18:36
City of Seattle Moratorium mirrors State Moratorium to end Dec 31 2020
Michele T, She/Her, Housing Alliance
20:00
The new federal moratorium might impact certain aspects of the state moratorium, legal services folks are looking into that. If so, it would likely impact certain loopholes in our state moratorium. We can share updates when all this is clarified.
Debbie Carlsen
20:48
Is the state Moratorium till Oct 15th or Dec 31st? A previous post said Dec. 31st.
Chris Lovings (he/him) - ELAP
21:01
State Mor - Oct. 15th
Debbie Carlsen
21:10
Thank you!
Chris Lovings (he/him) - ELAP
21:10
City of Seattle has a separate moratorium - Ends Dec. 31st
Debbie Carlsen
21:38
Thank you!
Dinah Jean
21:46
is that their whole moratorium or just the extended non-payment protection?
Peggy Conway
22:08
we have. right now the problem district is requiring students to be online for 5.5 hours each day and continuing to mobile is not solution as it cost additional 50 per month.
Mike Mathias
22:19
Hey Sunny would you mind sharing some of your generic messaging docs? We are trying to streamline our process here at Pioneer
Sunny Wonder
26:22
Yes, feel free to email me swonder@councilforthehomeless.org, we've created a step by step messaging doc that I'm happy to share.
Curtis Steinhauer
26:27
Peggy, check with the department of commerce, US department of education, etc. to see if you can qualify for an emergency grant. Also, contact Congresswoman delBene, Congressman Rick Larson, and Senators Maria Cantwell & Patty Murry to enlist their assistance in federal grants under the CARES Act.
Samatha Anderson
26:30
Last week at meeting, for homeless youth the comment was made that youth programs were seeing way more funding than they typically deal with at the state level.
Joy Stanford
30:00
Incredible work!
Mike Mathias
30:58
Olympia/Lacy
Sharone Navas
31:10
@Peggy please email me Sharonne@eec-wa.org
Sharone Navas
31:16
We can help support your students
Samatha Anderson
31:49
:)
Michele T, She/Her, Housing Alliance
32:51
Thank you Sharone
Peggy Conway
33:45
@ Sharon Navas, thank you! and I will!
Peggy Conway
34:44
This just not for us but everyone with children in homeless shelters
Mike Mathias
35:15
Greg is that a peer role? I'd highly encourage finding someone with lived experience for outreach work like that.
Elizabeth Maupin
35:49
FMR? meaning?
Mike Mathias
35:53
Sunaree Marshall
John Stovall, He/Him, Housing Alliance
35:59
FMR = Fair Market Rent
Rachael Myers
36:11
FMR=Fair market rent
Samatha Anderson
37:51
:)
Sharone Navas
38:31
Anyone interested in learning more about the digital divide for homeless students and folx, please feel free to email me: Sharonne@eec-wa.org
Samatha Anderson
38:42
Right on
Councilman Gunther
38:58
This is such a compassionate and caring group — favorite Zoom call each month :-)
Jessica Lea
39:15
Are any of these funds being targetted toward the victims of Homeless Sweeps?
Xochitl Maykovich
39:43
https://kingcounty.gov/depts/community-human-services/COVID/eviction-prevention-rent-assistance.aspx
Chris Lovings (he/him) - ELAP
40:27
Are other counties doing the same thing with waiving back rent?
Curtis Steinhauer
40:36
Unfortunately not. The ERAP funds are eviction prevention, not housing funds.
Mindy Woods
41:05
Love the Tenant lottery idea!
Marliza Melzer
41:17
Where is the help for landlords? The banks don't care about moratoriums for tenants . . .
Joy Stanford
42:41
@ Marliza I have heard that landlords are being encouraged to call their bank and negotiate their loans
Esther Magasis
42:56
We have also partnered with landlord associations and low-income housing providers locally
Councilman Gunther
43:04
A good way to avoid sweeps is to show up at Council meetings and passionately advocate for change
Patricia Rodgers
43:29
For Whatcom can eligibility be specified? ie, do tenants need to be already in arrears?
Esther Magasis
43:33
This helps us target at-risk tenants, and encourages landlords to refer their tenants to this resource rather than seek eviction when the moratorium lifts
Mike Mathias
44:08
I am part of the FCS Housing & Employment team at Pioneer Human Services. I also work closely with our Housing Staff. As far as I know, I am the only one even remotely aware of this program. What can I do to better inform my organization or who can I connect my leadership to as a resource?
Tedd Kelleher
44:22
Thank you to all the counties that presented on the great work making it happen under trying circumstances
Andy Post
45:58
Sunaree, do you know when the next info sessions are for nonprofits and/or landlords?
John Stovall, He/Him, Housing Alliance
46:23
Mike, I would start by reading some of the information on Commerce’s website, https://www.commerce.wa.gov/serving-communities/homelessness/. Additionally, are you operating in a particular county? If so, we can help connect you to the right organization locally that can give you more info
Sunaree Marshall
46:52
The landlord info session will be on Tuesday afternoon at 3, we're just working on setting up the Zoom so we can get the word out
Mike Mathias
46:53
That would be great - We operate in Pierce & King
Xochitl Maykovich
47:26
King County - https://kingcounty.gov/depts/community-human-services/COVID/eviction-prevention-rent-assistance.aspx
Sunaree Marshall
47:38
You can email CommerceRAGrant@KingCounty.gov to make sure you get on the list for either the landlord or nonprofit session
Councilman Gunther
47:47
Bless people like Sharone.
Sunaree Marshall
47:48
Nonprofit session will likely be next Thursday
Peggy Conway
48:05
Anything for Snohomish County
Andy Post
49:11
Great, thank you!
Sheila Miraflor
50:37
Sharone, thank you for providing your contact information on the chat!
Andrew Calkins
52:01
Does the state have the ability to require more robust internet essential plans to low-income people? We have heard that internet essentials is so basic that it may not have sufficient bandwidth for many folks to fully take advantage of the remote learning opportunities.
Curtis Steinhauer
52:02
There is the federal Lifeline Internet option for $9.95/mo. Rather than the Lifeline Phone, the household can opt for the Lifeline Internet.
Esther Magasis
52:38
Sharone, thank you for all the hard work you are doing! We try not to use the term "digital desert" out here in Central WA - we are proud of our beautiful and biodiverse desert ;) Yakima County is also working on broadband access and working closely with the Broadband office, educational partners, healthcare partners, and tribal entities as well: https://connectourvalley.org/ https://conectemosnuestrovalle.org/ Would love to connect with you on some of your educational strategies, Sharone, as we are developing similar resources locally!
linda Terry
53:52
Thank you for thinking of elders!
Chris Lovings (he/him) - ELAP
54:24
How can we as organizations connect and support in the work that Equity in Education is doing?
Curtis Steinhauer
55:26
Sure Mike. ccsteinhauer@gmail.com
Mike Mathias
55:57
mike.mathias@p-h-s.com for anyone wanting to follow up with me, I have noted everything I could and will do my very best to spread the word in my agency and beyond - Thank you all!
Peggy Conway
56:32
why is the state offices of DSHS, ask this question to people on assistance on reviews, as they know what going on with each receptant on DSHS
Caroline Lopez
56:46
Amazing work, Sharone! Thank you!
Curtis Steinhauer
57:19
Thank you all. Great job.
Chris Lovings (he/him) - ELAP
57:29
TRUTH!
Jessica Lea
57:30
AGREED
Caroline Lopez
57:37
Yes, yes!!
Peggy Carlson
57:37
Right!???
Peggy Conway
57:38
Agree
Shannon Houghton
57:38
^^
Mindy Woods
57:42
Thank you @sharone! I will email you!
Joy Stanford
57:54
please post your email again Sharron
Joy Stanford
58:00
Sharone
Mike Mathias
58:23
Yeah Sharone! Can I get that email one more time? The chat is overwhelming haha
Sharone Navas
59:25
Sharonne@eec-wa.org
Mindy Woods
59:40
Sharone@eec-wa.org
Michele T, She/Her, Housing Alliance
59:46
It is September 16th from 10 - 12
Michele T, She/Her, Housing Alliance
59:53
It should be viewable via TVW
Alex Hamasaki, she/her, LA to Rep. Thai
59:54
Civil Rights and Judiciary Committee is on 9/16 at 10 AM, you can watch it on TVW
Karen Studders she/her
01:00:24
Thank you for what you do/say. Would love to connect with you for a conversation to see what we might do together. KarenStudders@gmail.com . I organize the interfaith community in East/North King County. We are witnessing much racial, age, religious, housing, funding discrimination in local policies and practices.
Michele T, She/Her, Housing Alliance
01:01:52
This is what is currently published: Work Session:1. Briefing on the impacts of COVID-19 on Washington’s court system.2. Updates with respect to landlord-tenant and foreclosure laws, programs, processes, and data, including the impacts of COVID-19.3. Presentation regarding civil legal needs in the state, with a focus upon emergency COVID-19 civil legal aid investments and programs
Leslie Harbaugh (She/Her)
01:01:53
Housing, Community Development, and Veterans Committee will meet on Wednesday, September 23, 10am-12pm. Also available on TVW
Mari Leavitt
01:02:04
Hello All, the Housing, Community Development and Veterans Committee will have an update on housing issues and the Capital Budget will be receiving an update on housing projects. You can follow on line and go to the site for information and the agendas. Best, Rep. Mari Leavitt
Michele T, She/Her, Housing Alliance
01:02:42
Thank you Rep Leavitt!
Mindy Woods
01:02:53
Thank you Rep. Leavitt!
Leslie Harbaugh (She/Her)
01:03:47
https://app.leg.wa.gov/committeeschedules#/House/902/09-16-2020/09-16-2020/Agenda///Bill/
Michele T, She/Her, Housing Alliance
01:03:48
Housing, Community Development & Veterans9/23/2020 10:00 AMHouse Full CommitteeVirtualWork Session:1. Housing and COVID-19.2. State parks and outdoor recreation updates.3. Water safety and boater education.
Leslie Harbaugh (She/Her)
01:04:11
Civil Rights Committee Agenda https://app.leg.wa.gov/committeeschedules#/House/902/09-16-2020/09-16-2020/Agenda///Bill/
Leslie Harbaugh (She/Her)
01:05:35
Housing Committee Agenda
Leslie Harbaugh (She/Her)
01:05:37
https://app.leg.wa.gov/committeeschedules#/House/17361/09-23-2020/09-23-2020/Agenda///Bill/
Joy Stanford
01:05:45
THANKS LESLIE!
Caroline Lopez
01:06:38
Thank you so much Rep. Thai!
Joy Stanford
01:07:04
ROCK STAR REP THAI!
Rob Huff - MDC (he/him)
01:07:04
Thank you, Rep. Thai!
Metesa Greene
01:07:14
Thank you!
Ly Huynh
01:07:28
Thank you Rep Thai!
Mindy Woods
01:08:07
Thank you for all your work Rep. Thai!
Michele T, She/Her, Housing Alliance
01:15:29
Please share our gratitude with Sen Murray for her work on behalf of renters and for affordable housing!
Karen Studders she/her
01:16:28
Please share Ben's and Brie's direct email addresses and phone numbers in the WLIHA notes! TU @SenMurray & staff.
Sharone Navas
01:18:11
Thank you Everyone!!!!
Sharone Navas
01:18:18
Thank you Rachael
John Stovall, He/Him, Housing Alliance
01:18:20
Thanks everyone!
Chris Lovings (he/him) - ELAP
01:18:21
Thank you so much!!!
Yield to the King Ministry
01:18:25
Thanks for the great session today. Very useful information.