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Coalition to End Homelessness Provider Meeting - Friday, July 31st
maureenhoward
30:53
“Serious activism” = “Get in Good Trouble, Necessary Trouble” (Honor John Lewis)
Joy Stanford
31:27
AMEN Maureen!
maureenhoward
43:13
We’ll get the presentation powerpoints, right?
Puget Sound Energy
44:08
We would be happy to send that out
maureenhoward
44:50
Great - thanks
maureenhoward
46:20
250% AMI is really high…is PSE tracking distribution by income?
Puget Sound Energy
47:52
We are! We are also looking at which customers have also received other assistance in the past and which ones are new to us in terms of assistance programs
maureenhoward
48:14
I think the eligibility chart by income and program is really a good clear one.
Puget Sound Energy
50:56
Pierce County Human Services
Puget Sound Energy
51:41
https://www.co.pierce.wa.us/1280/Energy-Assistance This is the website where you can start the application
Sherri Jensen
01:01:42
Wonderful presentation, thank you!
Theresa Power-Drutis
01:02:31
Thank you for coming!
PSE - Melissa Troy
01:13:19
Yes! And TPU and PSE just did a financial resources course at Sound Outreach which is a free webinar and great non profit to help your customers become financially secure!
CC Mendoza
01:13:29
You ROCK Kelly!!!!!!!!!!
GwenA
01:13:42
Fantastic!!!
Rosemary Powers
01:14:07
Thanks so much Kelly. Great looking programs!
maureenhoward
01:16:27
What platforms are other organizations using for their on-line programs?
Kelly Blucher
01:18:31
piercecountywa.gov/housinghelp for rental assistance.
SMiraflor
01:18:51
We welcome everyone to shop at Goodwill's online and retail stores! This is where your donations and purchases go to!
Kelly Blucher
01:20:03
You all are amazing!! I must be off to the next meeting!!
RoxAnne
01:20:28
Kelly, on Wednesday, we are hosting a Zoom forum on Rent and Mortgage assistance with PCHS for Pierce County and someone for Tacoma City limits
Valeri Knight
01:21:40
I will answer questions as they appear in the chat box
Valeri Knight
01:22:08
Applications for Mortgage, Rent, and Veterans program can be found here: https://www.co.pierce.wa.us/4701/Housing-Assistance-and-Programs
Valeri Knight
01:22:57
Guidelines for the newly released WA State Eviction Rental Assistance Program can be found here: file:///C:/Users/vknight/Desktop/ERAP%20Guidelines%20FINAL%202020.pdf
maureenhoward
01:23:34
I think the portal is really helpful. Thanks
Valeri Knight
01:23:53
our pleasure Maureen
maureenhoward
01:24:33
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Valeri Knight
01:25:37
Guidelines: https://deptofcommerce.app.box.com/s/kb5sds2gv4yc9n931j1e7f1dikvlyub1/file/696873212517
James Pogue
01:26:57
What if they lost their job due to secondary effects of COVID? For example, increased alcohol use due to current stress, which caused the person to go to inpatient treatment for 90 days and was fired?
PC EOC
01:27:47
Need to sign in to another meeting. No updates from the health department. Email with any questions. MRodriguez@tpchd.org. Thanks!
Valeri Knight
01:28:06
Any connection to Covid-19. Loss of job, loss of hours, inability to go in for any reason from health to safety concerns to high-risk family member, to folks on a fixed income who had to start having food delivered in order to stay home and stay safe
nathan blackmer
01:28:46
the key is specifically having the name on the lease and not having established tenancy?
Valeri Knight
01:29:26
What do you mean Nathan?
maureenhoward
01:30:48
Will the CARES program do friends/family the same way the ERAP program does?
Valeri Knight
01:31:36
Yes. as long as there is a lease
Yuni Medlin
01:32:28
Does an applicant need to have a lease with a start and end date? Or can households with month to month rental agreements apply also?
Megan Capes
01:33:25
What about folks with verbal agreements, instead of traditional leases?
Valeri Knight
01:33:26
Yuni month to month lease is eligible. None of the requirements state a year lease thankfully
Yuni Medlin
01:33:37
Thank you Valeri!
Valeri Knight
01:33:57
must have lease in writing in their own name. so family/friend could write a lease and that would be eligible
maureenhoward
01:35:29
If a tenant is under 50% AMI and meets eligibility for both, could they use CARES for three months and then ERAP for another three months?
Valeri Knight
01:35:41
It is a requirement and no longer a 20 day situation
Valeri Knight
01:36:37
Great question Maureen. I will double check with leadership on that and get back to you.
Valeri Knight
01:37:05
you are correct :)
Joy Stanford
01:37:10
Valerie I'd like to know that question as well (Maureen question)
Valeri Knight
01:37:23
Absolutely!
maureenhoward
01:43:08
Are you tracking time from application to check to landlord?
Valeri Knight
01:44:28
We have added it to our tracking now that we are a few weeks in.
maureenhoward
01:44:39
Any chance City of Tacoma, Lakewood, and other jurisdictions will align their rental assistance programs with Pierce County’s?
maureenhoward
01:45:46
Will Call Center be 24/7?
Valeri Knight
01:46:14
I believe the City is doing a presentation after Jeff and Sean, but I do not know if they will align. The states requirements are not flexible unforunately.
Valeri Knight
01:46:23
Not currently Maureen.
maureenhoward
01:46:27
Commerce allows money for staffing…please, please staff up
Valeri Knight
01:46:47
All agencies have been STRONGLY encouraged to staff up completely as well as to take admin
maureenhoward
01:48:41
Application process - it seem slike 15 days to reach out is way too long
maureenhoward
01:52:34
Re call center - use AI for basic info? Some do that.
maureenhoward
01:58:11
D you have a video walking through the application?
Sara Irish
01:59:40
Do you have to be a US citizen to apply?
Valeri Knight
02:03:34
The 15 days is because of the flood of applications when we first opened. Now that we have a great process and worked out the bugs it will get faster
Valeri Knight
02:07:44
Will get you an answer Maureen
CC Mendoza
02:09:36
Thank you Valerie & Jeff! Appreciate you both!
Valeri Knight
02:09:51
It is our pleasure!
Valeri Knight
02:09:56
valeri.knight@piercecountywa.gov
Joy Stanford
02:10:03
Thank you Valerie & Jeff! GREAT WORK!
maureenhoward
02:10:29
Folks- I have really been pushing the county and appreciate their responsiveness. Thanks..
maureenhoward
02:12:56
Please send Call Center info to the Full Coalition list so we can better support your work.
Valeri Knight
02:13:09
absolutely Maureen
Theresa Power-Drutis
02:16:14
Valeri - you always seem fully engaged in your work - glad to have you in these meetings. Hope your healing will be rapid and complete. Thanks for the information.
Mike
02:19:08
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Mike
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Mike
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Mike
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Mike
02:19:21
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Mike
02:19:23
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Mike
02:19:27
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