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Statewide COVID-19 Housing & Homelessness Calls - Shared screen with speaker view
Natalya Verley
00:47
Hi
Kate Burke
00:49
Hi John!
TRISHA JOHNSTON
00:50
hi john
David S Murnen
01:05
Hi John
Mandy Wes
01:28
Good morning. I am from Alliance of People with dis-Abilities.
Housing Alliance
01:57
Good morning all!
Ana Bonilla
13:38
How long will these temporary policies be in place?
Cynthia Stewart
13:56
Are you expecting the special session to take back Housing Trust Fund money?
Michael Parker
15:38
are the terms of the loan extended commensurate with the length of the deferral
Korbie Jorgensen Haley
15:57
The option to defer those debt payments to the HTF are very helpful to rural housing providers and we appreciate the pro-active step you have taken.
Laurel Turner
16:05
Yes, how can we help....let us know.
Patience Malaba
16:32
These temporary policy changes are great news. Thank you Corina, Commerce and WLIHA!
Michele Thomas
16:34
Thanks Laurel, we will definitely let you know
Robin Koskey
18:08
Echoing the thank yous to Commerce for HTF loan terms implementation.
Natalya Verley
20:51
Our "mom & pop" landlords need supportWe need stable landlords to have stable tenants.
Rachel Mathison
21:16
There is a specific need for Q&I for unaccompanied homeless youth.
Emily O. (LIHI)
21:20
Good morning,I selected "Other" with regard to a question that our ED has:Will the $40 million extra in the Housing Trust Fund added in the supplemental budget be in the fall funding round and are there population set-asides? -Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI)Thanks,Emily
Paul Trautman
21:24
What about mortgage assistance for homeowners unable to make mortgage payments due to lost job/income?
Danille Kettel
21:30
The housing program I manage has been unable to secure enough PPE for our housing participants. It is sold out EVERYWHERE. This is a problem when we try to move new participants into shared living.
Lisa Byers
22:37
There is a difference between state and local and it would be helpful to divide this question.
Maureen Howard
22:55
Agree with Lisa
Ben Stuckart
23:05
Agree on local versus state
Cynthia Stewart
23:08
Agree also.
Cheri Tinker
23:15
I agree with Danille
Kirsten Jewell
23:35
On the rental assistance poll question -- there is more nuance to be explored. For example, we do have rental assistance available, but it is likely not enough for the future need.
Mandy Wes
23:36
For my homeless consumers, waiting lists for KCHA and Section 8 are so long. It can take
Lisa Byers
23:43
We have no shelter beds in our community - we’re rural..
Karen Studders
24:10
What if 2 of them apply, ie less beds and less staff/volunteers on Q3?
Trish Gregory
24:18
decreased for survivors of violence... increased families, same for single, same for youth
Mandy Wes
24:18
I am unaware of what shelters are doing regarding COVID-19.
Sally Perkins
24:42
Unsheltered people congregating in the community do not have masks or hand-washing or other sanitation resources. They are vulnerable to the COVID from their companions and from members of the public who are in the same area. Especially challenging in neighborhood business districts.
Maureen Howard
24:51
Re PPE - did all Emergency Operations Centers make shelters tier 4? last to get supplies, etc?
Alison Eisinger, Coalition on Homelessness
24:53
The problem in King County is that shelter capacity was wildly inadequate to begin with, so unsurprisingly with the loss of capacity for a variety of reasons, the whole community is stuff. Can you ask who has systematically surveyed shelter capacity? We have in King County, but I don't know what the ability of people to answer this question is.
Kathy Lambert
24:57
The second question is way too subjective as there will never be enough to meet all needs. So it cannot all be government and need to look to community and churches .
Mindy Woods
25:08
Agree with Natalya, our small landlords need help too, otherwise our affordable/low-income units will be decreased even more.
Kathy Lambert
25:17
Separating the questions makes it more political between state and federal as they are working together.
Trudy Soucoup @Homes First
25:46
We started out without enough capacity. C19 is not making it any better and investment is not being made in brick & mortar homes.
Corina Grigoras
26:05
Emily O. (LIHI), the $40 Mil in the supplemental operating budget does not have special set-asides. We're adding these funds into the pot of available funds for the "traditional HTF" application round, to be released in early July.
Lindsey Schromen-Wawrin
26:50
Re rental assistance, City of Port Angeles made $50k available for rental assistance in late March, we are now down to $13k in that fund and expect that to be allocated out this week.
Sally Perkins
27:09
The notion that churches can help solve the immediate sheltering and protection needs of unsheltered people is unrealistic, as no more than 4 of us can gather at any one time, and many church folks are unable to volunteer at this time due to the stay home directive especially for older people and people with underlying health conditions.
Karen Studders
27:14
Following up on shelter poll. Please include this I the notes of this call: https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/69/wr/mm6917e2.htm
Emily Strange
28:07
Thanks Karen for the resource!
Curtis Steinhauer
28:08
Does this include all the forms of the low income housing tax credit programs? How do I find out more?
Kathy Lambert
29:40
Several churches are giving people assignments to help people with food and assistance so it can be done under these new conditions. They may not be able to meet all needs but can be a contributor.
Mindy Woods
30:30
City of Edmonds just approved $33K/month for the next 3 months to help with rental assistance/food or other Covid needs for low-income residents at 60% AMI.
Emily O. (LIHI)
31:03
Thank you Corina!
gloria caldwell
31:20
When can families be able to get rental assistance from their CAC agencies?
Karen Studders
31:41
I do NOT understand HOW the governor can create a Stay Home, Stay Healthy order without also creating a plan to provide housing/non-congregant shelter for 21K people experiencing homelessness. With 1 M unemployed Washingtonians, the numbers of homeless will increase when the eviction moratorium expires. HOW do we get the governor to engage with us to discuss before people are evicted?
Michele Thomas
31:42
Everyone, please mute yourselves
Housing Alliance
33:20
Here’s a reminder of the agenda:Welcome, Rachael MyersPoll QuestionsUpdates from Commerce, Tedd KelleherQ&ALow Income Housing Tax Credit Advocacy, Sarah Brundage, Enterprise Community PartnersEmerging Best Practices from CA and around the nation, Debbie Thiele, Corporation for Supportive HousingSpokane update on protections enacted for renters, homeowners and people experiencing homelessness, Councilmember Kate BurkeUpdates from the Legislature, Sen. Rebecca SaldanaFederal Updates, RachaelQ&AWrap-up & Announcements
Chris Persons
34:35
Yes we strongly support the reduction of the 50% test to 25%. Thank you for pushing that.
Emily O. (LIHI)
35:32
Sorry, what is the second ask? 4% and what else?
Alana Hall
35:50
Lowering 50% Bond Cap? I think.
Chris Persons
36:42
Also, we have asked WSHFC to calculate exactly how much reducing the 50% test would effectively increase Bond cap availability.
Rachael
37:18
Here’s how to sign up or learn more: http://rentalhousingaction.org/
Emily O. (LIHI)
39:15
Thanks for recapping arah!
Emily O. (LIHI)
39:18
Sarah*
Joy Stanford
40:11
Contact Info for Debbie please
Linda Clemon-Karp
42:37
How to refer people to COVID 19 temporary housing? Link?
Joy Stanford
42:59
And is this project only in CA right now??
Karen Studders
43:13
YES to what CA is doing! So critical for protecting public health! Grateful you are sharing this today - WA needs to hear.
Mandy Wes
43:21
I have a question from the perspective of working directly with a consumer. What if someone needs imminent surgery but has no place to recover (and be off her feet). The person I am thinking of is on Medicaid. These are the types of things I am dealing with.
Victoria O'Banion
44:36
The city of Missoula just did this. They purchased a motel for the same purpose.
Kathy Lambert
45:26
What can be done to have people go into housing that do not want to do so but on the street they are more vulnerable to disease and impacts that brings.
Mandy Wes
45:45
I have more than one person with a disabilit who are homeless,and jumping from shelter to shelter, or things like tent cities. Now, with the virus, it is pretty unsafe for people, understandably. How do assist people in these situations. Any additional resources?
Mandy Wes
46:11
I work in the Greater Seattle area.
Maureen Howard
46:23
CCS is using hotel rooms in Tacoma. Purchase of hotels would be eligible under CARES Relief Fund - Pierce, King, Spokane, and Snohomish Counties and Seattle plus WA state have this money.
sally kinney
48:04
Re reference to a person with Medicaid who needs to recover in a supported situation after hospitalization, what's badly missing in our region is enough respite care. In my area, several people have died on the street because of lack of respite care.
Cynthia Stewart
50:46
Can NOT hear
Housing Alliance
50:48
It’s a little quiet but can sort of hear
Kiki Serantes
50:55
It’s just very quiet
Korbie Jorgensen Haley
50:56
I can hear
Ana Bonilla
51:01
I can hear
Housing Alliance
51:06
That works if you speak loudly!
Laura Van Tosh
51:28
Welcome Senator!
Laura Van Tosh
51:39
Laura from 37LD :-)
Michele Thomas
55:17
Thank you Senator. Do you know which staffers are likely to staff the recovery committee?
Victoria O'Banion
55:24
Who is chairing the People’s Committee?
Michele Thomas
55:39
And did you mention that the other committee on employment will also be meeting during the interim?
Diana Perez
55:44
Will there be any community representatives on committee?
Dorothy Gibson
55:47
Any word on a pending special session?
Joy Stanford
55:52
Thanks Senator Saladana!
Alison Eisinger, Coalition on Homelessness
56:12
Hello Senator Saldana - thanks for your work. I would like to know how we ensure that the special session focuses squarely on the housing needs of unsheltered homeless people and the
Mandy Wes
56:52
Of the hotels, shelters, and affordable housing units, are they structurally accessible for people with physical disabilities?
Mindy Woods
57:02
Thank you for your work, Senator Saldana!
Laura Van Tosh
57:06
I understand Sen. Dhingra will be on committee regarding health, etc. She announced this on her Facebook page. Will there be a connection to housing and homelessness? Thank you for your Service!!
Diana Perez
57:16
How will committee get input from the public who are in support of helping renters?
Diana Perez
58:06
clarifying, renters and people facing homelessness, low-income, et
Emily O. (LIHI)
58:55
To echo Laura, housing is healthcare, and if we don't have a socially-responsive budget and housing as part of the universal healthcare conversation, then the next coronavirus / natural disaster / economic downturn will leave those who are unsheltered even more at risk...
Diana Perez
58:57
from Public and/or community organizations
Emily O. (LIHI)
59:57
Do you need testimony from folks who are experiencing homelessness?
Diana Perez
01:00:36
Are you aware of the request from community to suspend rent/mortgage during pandemic>
Laura Van Tosh
01:02:22
Correction: From Senator Dhingra's Facebook page: "The pandemic is not over by any means, but it's time to begin planning for what comes next. That's why I'm glad to be part of the Governor's task force on re-opening the economy."
Maureen Howard
01:03:12
Rachael - can you recap the Official New Select Committee, the subcommittees and the set of four “working groups” members and purpose? Thanks
Rachael
01:03:45
Maureen, we’ll do that in the follow up email.
Juliana Roe
01:04:21
Any chance local elected officials will be included in any of these subcommittees since our county commissioners and councilmembers are on the front lines of this response?
Jeff DeLuca
01:04:59
I wanted to share some talking points from Civic Ventures on an equitable economic recovery that doesn’t repeat the mistakes of the Great Recession
Mindy Woods
01:05:06
We need a statewide rental/mortgage assistance program so all these people on the edge of the financial cliff don't fall into homelessness, too. What is the state's plan once the Eviction Moratorium is lifted if there's not enough $ to help people catch up?
Karen Studders
01:05:15
TU Senator!. What are the chances that WA leg will prioritize its work like CA (COVID, fires and homelessness) and bring the two part CA model to help homeless stay healthy into WA? 75% FEMA funded makes a big difference. And WA is partnering with CA and OR on PPE and reopening. Interfaith leaders interested in bringing this two part plan into WA: Project Room Key and What's Next-Day 91 . Agree housing IS healthcare. Concerned about 1M unemployed becoming homeless once Gov's eviction / foreclosure moratorium lifted. What is WA's plan?
Victoria O'Banion
01:06:37
Hello from Spokane! Thank you for all of your work here.
Jim Dean
01:08:23
Thank you Council Member Burke for your advocacy for people experiencing homelessness.
Diana Perez
01:09:30
@Kate Burke are utilities going to be included as well?
Debbie Thiele
01:10:05
National Community Platform and Webinars for Supportive Housing Resources: csh.org/covid19
Maureen Howard
01:10:15
It would help to have Spokane TU’s rental assistance “conditions” - Pierce County looks like ti will spend most of their/our $157M CARES Relief Fund on Health Dept.
Kathy Lambert
01:10:21
King County has a hotel for first responders just opened in Bellevue.
Shree Vigil
01:10:42
Thank you for your work, but Is anyone considering the unintended consequences of the moratorium on eviction. Has anyone addressed violent individuals in complexes that are targeting other resident, but cannot evict. This is putting victims at risk. As the violent person may be arrested, but then released and able to come back to property to target victims again. As manager how to protect victims? For example, door broken into multiple times, windows being broken with rocks thrown in them. Leaving victims living in fear.
Lindsey Schromen-Wawrin
01:11:18
Shree, the governor's moratorium has an exception for safety issues.
Cheri Tinker
01:12:08
Shree...we are facing that exact issue with a tenant right now
Kate Burke
01:12:38
kateburke@spokanecity.org
Diana Perez
01:12:47
Here's a call to action: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1RZ9D5MIlQqkwtgPgElbERsRvctzuJUwDrAZUZUXDMQ0/edit
Michele Thomas
01:12:47
Cheri - the Gov’s moratorium allows evictions for real and serious safety issues.
Housing Alliance
01:12:48
Shree, seconding Lindsey’s comment. I can follow up with a reminder of the details of the moratorium. Safety issues, including violence, are excepted from the moratorium.
Theresa Slusher
01:12:58
would also love to see listed out Spokane's proposed ask in return for rent assistance. Thanks!
Rebecca Saldaña
01:13:04
Rebecca.saldana@leg.wa.gov Thank you so much for all you do.
Karen Studders
01:13:05
CM Burke, Thank you for your advocacy! please share highlights with WLIHA so include in notes.
Cheri Tinker
01:13:13
Thank you Michele!
Rachael
01:14:41
https://housingalliance.salsalabs.org/covidresponse/index.html
Shree Vigil
01:14:58
I would appreciate more information on exception please send to me at svigil@compasshousingalliance.org
Dawn Vyvyan
01:15:00
I work for Tribal governmemts who have asked about individual tents. Does anyone have access to tents or a source for finding them. They need to isolate families, individuals homeless or not. Thank you, Dawn
Rachael
01:15:39
https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/non-filers-enter-payment-info-here
Rachael
01:16:35
https://buildingchanges.org/covid-19-response/faq
Rachael
01:16:49
https://buildingchanges.org/covid-19-response/faq
Cynthia Stewart
01:17:22
Thank YOU!
Sam Jackle
01:17:24
thank you!!
Karen Studders
01:17:25
Thank you for a productive meeting!
Diana Perez
01:17:30
thank you