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Statewide COVID-19 Housing & Homelessness Calls - Shared screen with speaker view
John Stovall, Housing Alliance
02:48
Hi everyone, see above for the agenda this morning!
John Stovall, Housing Alliance
03:12
Rachael will also go through it as we share our screen in a bit
Toney Montgomery
03:51
Good morning
John Stovall, Housing Alliance
04:06
Good morning Toney! So glad you’re with us today :)
Curtis Steinhauer
05:06
Good morning. Hope everyone is doing well.
Teresa Clark
05:52
Otter transcription link: https://otter.ai/v/kFtyaSdvU6OejlnVBf4qLDis2AP0c137
Caroline Lopez (she/they)
05:52
https://otter.ai/v/kFtyaSdvU6OejlnVBf4qLDis2AP0c137
Dan Aspiri
09:46
I was able to respond
Jesse Simpson
10:04
You might need to close the poll to see results
Rhonda Hauff
11:53
health care for the homeless
Valerie Craig, St Vincent d.P. Seattle
12:25
Emergency assistance, faith-based NPO
Laura Reed
12:33
Hello :) An advocate
Shiela Osheroff
12:33
Severe weather shelter provider at local church
Leslie Brown
12:42
SnoCo Mutual Aid
Laura Reed
13:33
Hey Leslie and Liz :)
Sam Jackle
16:05
Can you share the source for those stats, John?
Toney Montgomery
16:52
WOW!!!!!
Dan Aspiri
16:56
What was that % again?
Jordan Kronen
17:22
I believe he said 12%
Caroline Lopez (she/they)
17:33
42% Black/African American, 24% Latinx
Caroline Lopez (she/they)
17:39
12% of all renters
Alice Lockhart
17:45
Could some details on the source for those numbers be included in the notes?
Curtis Steinhauer
17:55
John, can you email me those numbers?
Teresa Clark
18:31
Alice, yes we can include those details in the notes as well!
Michele Thomas, She/Her, Housing Alliance
18:41
That is our document which summarizes the data that John just provided.
Caroline Lopez (she/they)
18:42
Source: US Census Bureau, Household Pulse Survey. July 2020. Retrieved from https://www.census.gov/data-tools/demo/hhp/
John Stovall, Housing Alliance
20:03
Above is the updated report that Michele shared last week, which includes the updated numbers I mentioned earlier
Laura Reed
20:33
This is heartbreaking
John Stovall, Housing Alliance
24:40
What can advocates be doing to support your work around housing stability?
Michele Thomas, She/Her, Housing Alliance
24:46
Will both acts passed by Congress be up for negotiation with the Senate?
Lisa Wolters
25:15
Have you heard of movement to extend $600 unemployment insurance payments?
Elizabeth Maupin
25:37
Is there a way to connect rent at Tax credit housing to actual income, not AMI? That is burdening low income renters here.
Curtis Steinhauer
25:45
Is there a possibility for an increase of newer as well as preservation of existing rural low income housing projects?
John Alder
26:04
what about 12 month plan to repay back rent after moratorium is lifted?
Laura Reed
26:05
I second Elizabeth Maupin's question
Dinah Braccio
27:42
is there any talk about expanding affordable housing programs that better scale to renters income?
Karen Studders
27:46
Does either act address that science/medicine dictate that we need everyone inside consistent living space/housing to stop the spread of COVID-19? Can Congress finally connect homelessness and affordable housing and cease two separate systems????
Elizabeth Maupin
27:57
Are we expanding access to AFFIRDABLE Hoiusing if they are paying over 40% of thier income in Tax credit housing
Jesse Simpson
31:28
So the standalone $100b in rental assistance has bipartisan support?
Karen Studders
33:19
Thank you Repr. DelBene. A UBI pilot is underway in a dozen cities, including Tacoma, WA....is Congress discussing this? With eviction moratoriums ending and $600 unemployment at risk. UBI could save the US economy which may go into a freefall as states who opened too soon shut down a second time and with 37 states pausing reopening.
Karen Studders
34:16
UBI = universal basic income.
Fathiya Abdi
34:33
Will any of these stimulus checks provide economic relief for immigrant communities i.e. undocumented individuals?
Valerie Craig, St Vincent d.P. Seattle
36:17
Question to providers of emergency rental assistance: Do you have a strategy for stewarding our limited funds going forward post-moratorium? To prevent evictions for the most possible renters. Please respond to me privately if you’d be willing to do do a brief phone call. Curious what other NPOs are planning.
Korbie Jorgensen Haley
36:18
The problem isn't developers not wanting to house the lowest income. The problem is the lack of subsidy to allow us to do that. If the project can't pay it's own bills due to extremely low rent, it will not get funded.
Jesse Simpson
36:57
thanks for the clarification
John Stovall, Housing Alliance
38:01
July 21st Virtual Lobby Day Sign-up: https://bit.ly/3erF6UB
Leslie Brown
41:01
Monserrat is one of our strongest allies and leaders in WA state-✊
John Stovall, Housing Alliance
42:07
You’re a little spotty, but good enough for now!
Karen Studders
42:54
may help streaming if other observers shut off their videos while Monserrat speaking.
Amanda Polley
43:39
did someone catch that number?
Corina Yballa
43:50
1-844-724-3737
Amanda Polley
43:58
ty! <3
Michele Thomas, She/Her, Housing Alliance
44:42
They also have a form here: https://www.waisn.org/contact-us
Chris Lovings
46:40
That's incredibly awesome!!!
Lori Wheat
47:03
Thank you, Monserrat, for the important work you do, and for letting us know how we can be good advocates as well!
Leslie Brown
47:18
❤️✊
Fathiya Abdi
47:27
thank you!
Karen Studders
47:30
Save this number in your phone WAISN HOTLINE: 1-844-724-3737 Instrumental in helping immigrants and refugees. <3
Michele Thomas, She/Her, Housing Alliance
47:38
And here is a link to WAISN’s homepage to learn more. Please support their work!!https://www.waisn.org
Teresa Clark
47:49
Thank you Monserrat!
Chyvonna Torres
47:56
Thank you!!
Corina Yballa
48:07
Thank you Monserrat!
Alice Lockhart
48:14
❤️❤️❤️
Daisy Reyes
48:19
This is awesome Monserrat. Thank you!
Caroline Lopez (she/they)
49:39
Congratulations on the win too
John Stovall, Housing Alliance
49:44
Hi Monserrat, let’s connect after if there are additional resources to send out. I’ll send out a follow-up email with links/documents, etc.
Leslie Brown
50:13
Please, if you can, donate to WAISN’s rent relief fund : www.scholarship junkies.com/relief
Leslie Brown
50:49
oops - its www.scholarshipjunkies.org/relief
Monserrat Padilla
50:57
Monserrat Padilla (Monserrat@waisn.org) - 1-844-724-3737
Jessica Lea
53:03
That's social security for you >:C
Mindy Woods
53:06
Thank you for your work Monserrat!
Liz Vogeli
54:20
Have any local municipalities created an emergency ordinance to expedite the permitting process for a sanctioned tent encampment? (I'm working on one in Everett)
Chris Lovings
54:50
Truth
Teresa Clark
54:55
!!
Karen Studders
56:50
Thank you Monserrat!! Connecting the dots with C2C and WAISN. WA's food supply is dependent on immigrant and refugee farmworkers... WA must house and care for farmworkers and immigrants and refugees differently than WA currently does and work collectively and in solidarity on housing, which is a human right - revealed with COVID-19.
Chris Lovings
59:16
Toney, Thank you for mentioning about the system. It is not a "broken" system, it's a system that was designed to oppress from the very beginning.
Lori Wheat
59:41
^^ Yes! Thank you!
Michele Thomas, She/Her, Housing Alliance
59:59
Thank you so much Elder Toney!
Corina Yballa
01:00:05
Thank you for your work, Elder Toney!
Monserrat Padilla
01:00:06
Indeed, housing must be a human right but also what makes health and economic security function. Unfortunately for many of immigrant essential workers continue to be treated disposable and we must work to change that. I appreciate any partnerships or connections to work towards collective justice.
Joel Kennedy
01:00:07
“Holding people to a (unrealistic) cultural competency…” Well put, Toney!
maureenhoward
01:00:15
Thanks Elder Toney!
Toney Montgomery
01:00:24
Finally!!!
Chyvonna Torres
01:00:32
Elder Tony, THANK YOU!! <#
Chyvonna Torres
01:00:36
<3
Caroline Lopez (she/they)
01:00:42
“We thank God for the ability to provide what the church has already provided but never had the money to provide.” Elder Toney
Caroline Lopez (she/they)
01:00:54
Thank you Elder Toney!
Corina Yballa
01:01:12
^^ <3
EA Klein
01:01:44
YES
Michele Thomas, She/Her, Housing Alliance
01:01:47
Thank you for calling out the shaming of people experiencing homelessness and the racist stereotypes commonly held against black people experiencing homelessness.
Karen Studders
01:01:49
Toney - THANK YOU for naming the problem... the systems are functioning exactly as designed. They are not broken. That is why system reform will not make things better. Systems change is the only way through this.
Chris Lovings
01:02:06
Thank you so much Elder Toney!
Teresa Clark
01:02:08
Thank you Elder Toney!
Leslie Brown
01:04:29
yes/mutual aid has been delivering food/supplies to 2famiy households in apts, trailers, and rental houses
Michele Thomas, She/Her, Housing Alliance
01:05:04
Thank you Daisy!
maureenhoward
01:05:22
Daisy - thanks for your work.
Leslie Brown
01:05:26
Daisy thank you....
Lori Wheat
01:05:26
Thank you for your important work, Daisy!
Monserrat Padilla
01:05:42
Thank you Daisy for you the information you shared.
Laura Reed
01:10:25
I don't think that was a tangent. That was a prime example of the lack of infrastructure in these communities
Karen Studders
01:10:44
Hey Tedd, with the availability of digital access WA state announced in the last 2 weeks, can Commerce expedite providing digital access to all county seats so local govt can function.. ;-)
Korbie Jorgensen Haley
01:10:58
Seasonal farmworker housing beds have been reduced by 50% with no other options made available
Korbie Jorgensen Haley
01:12:17
The emergency rules put in place by DOH and LNI regarding seasonal farmworker housing have made farmworkers less safe due to the complete lack of available housing options
Monserrat Padilla
01:12:47
Thank you everyone, would love to join you all in the next opportunity. Have to head to my Staff Retreat or else I would spend longer time on this amazing call. I appreciate the space. In community.
Karen Studders
01:12:48
Yep.
John Alder
01:13:46
are they charging workers $5-20 per face mask?
Korbie Jorgensen Haley
01:13:54
Thank you Esther for addressing this issue! We appreciate all of your collaboration and hard work.
Lori Wheat
01:14:17
Thank you, Esther, for your advocacy for essential workers!
Alice Lockhart
01:14:24
We'd love any written material Esther might have to share in the notes!
Elizabeth Maupin
01:14:35
Thank you for bringing up the deficiency of the point in time count!
Esther Magasis
01:19:07
Alice, I don't have any written materials to share off the top of my head, but I know our local Office of Rural and Farmworker Housing is developing a white paper on this issue. Happy to share with WLIHA when that is published to pass along to folks on this call.
Elizabeth Maupin
01:19:59
woman in our community wants to start a program where individuals or small grpuops of individuals adaopt a poor family or individual and promise to pay the rent shortfall for as long as it takes them to get on their feet. Does anyone have experience with such a model?
Laura Reed
01:21:25
The infrastructure of cities and counties cannot sustain the levels of homelessness on the streets. We need an emergency measure to ensure the safety of our homeless neighbors. We're seeing misery on a historic scale. I'm so sorry Curtis :( It's hard, it hurts.
maureenhoward
01:21:54
Thanks to all panel members. Truth is hard.
Gerrit Nyland
01:22:06
I'll second that concern with the point in time count. It is an inaccurate picture of homelessness in a community. Other ways of counting are much more accurate. The point in time count should not be used as a tool to allocated resources.
Jessica Lea
01:22:25
I third that concern with the PIT count
Laura Reed
01:24:07
A historic crisis requires a historic response
Mindy Woods
01:24:36
Snohomish County’s PIT count went up by 16 people...we know that is highly inaccurate, especially in our Native American and refugee/immigrant population
Karen Studders
01:25:06
Thank you Curtis for your candor. We need to merge our homelessness and affordable housing programs. Yes, and the wealthy need to step up rather than meeting the crisis with indifference.
Leslie Brown
01:25:06
and, folks have to have an ID for a hotel to allow them to stay, which many don’t have...
Daisy Reyes
01:25:11
I have to leave the meeting but it was amazing to hear all the amazing things you do. Thank you!!
Michele Thomas, She/Her, Housing Alliance
01:26:07
Thank you to all of the incredible speakers today.
maureenhoward
01:26:07
California is using CARES Relief Funds to purchase hotels…we could do the same - state level, local jurisdictions. Emergency shelter now and conversation to SROs
Lisa Byers
01:26:32
Thank you for the presentations today.