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Statewide COVID-19 Housing & Homelessness Calls - Shared screen with speaker view
Kathryn Reuter
01:27
Yes!
Michele Thomas
01:28
we can hear you
Elliot Swanson
01:29
Ahoy john!
Aaron Fairchild
01:30
yes!
Kai Aprill-Tomlin
01:31
Yes!
Emily O'Hara
01:31
Loud & clear!
Alana Hall
01:31
Heard!
Ben Stuckart
01:34
hear you
Samantha Carroll
01:34
yes
Caroline Lopez
01:34
Hey John!
Derek Lum
01:34
Yes!
Yuni Medlin
01:35
I can hear you!
Lael Duncan
01:42
yes
Elizabeth Scott
01:44
yep
c gray
01:48
I can here you..
SUE Edick
02:17
Sue Edick here
Diane Klontz
03:08
Tedd, Kathy and Diane
Tonia McClanahan
03:19
I'm here also and can hear- my computer crashed yesterday so I do not have a cam/mic
Diane Klontz
03:26
and Corina from Commerce
Denise Rodriguez
07:45
IS there an agenda?
Denise Rodriguez
09:14
you sounds fine to me!
Chris Buchanan
09:43
Question (sorry not to have submitted in advance): There’s a lot of encouragement in the media for people to not pay rent. Who is helping the landlords who still need to pay the mortgage? No widespread help for rent assistance / mortgage assistance. Is that coming from State/Fed level?
Emily O'Hara
10:03
You could call in with your phone to avoid internet issues. Also, the less folks that are on video, the faster the internet connection will run.
Housing Alliance
10:03
Here’s the agenda, everyone!
Marty Miller
10:54
For me, turning off video improves audio.
Housing Alliance
13:01
Suggestion: We love everyone’s beautiful faces, but it will improve our bandwidth and the quality of the call for you all to turn your video function off. Thanks!
Cynthia Stewart
13:37
Except when speaking; seeing the face allows li[
Cynthia Stewart
13:42
p-reading
Kathy Fleming
14:20
Any idea when that unemployment plan hits the streets?
Andrew Calkins
15:14
We (KCHA) have construction related work going on in a number of areas that is considered ‘essential’ but we are concerned that Counties at Cities may shutter their inspection and other services that are needed to keep these projects moving forward. The Governor recently waived certain types of inspections and other services to keep new nursing homes and assisted living facilities moving forward. Is something similar in the works for affordable housing work? For instance, a proclamation that waives inspections/local government requirements in the event a local government has shut down certain services necessary to keep work moving forward.
Alex Doolittle
15:19
hard to hear you, can you get closer to your mic?
Lael Duncan
15:21
I think that financial counseling will be important for folks who don't understand that the income will be tax
Karen S (Seattle, WA, US: GMT-7)
15:34
Democracy Now story on 3.30: "Housing, Not Shelters: Amid Pandemic, Homeless New Yorkers Demand Refuge in Vacant Apartments, Hotels." What is Washington State's plan to move 21K+ people experiencing homelessness inside??? Recall what Maureen shared last week about shelters in Pierce County! And UGM's 3 shelters in King County now on quarantine.
Emily O'Hara
15:46
Sorry, you trailed off at the end there... technically registered as
Alice Lockhart
15:56
So the numbers for Tier 2?
Emily O'Hara
15:58
emergency workers, but what was the rest?
Alison Eisinger
16:07
Tedd, could you please repeat that last pint about ESG and shelters that have reduced capacity by increasing separation?
Alice Lockhart
16:12
And what was that emergency worker statute?
Jeff DeLuca
16:13
I’m hearing mid-April on Unemployment
Maureen Howard
16:24
Employment Security is posting on FB daily
Jeff DeLuca
16:24
But it will be retroactive
Alison Eisinger
16:53
Tedd: does Commerce plan to issue guidance about use of congregate shelters in the context of COVID 19?
Maureen Howard
16:59
Any movement on a statewide “no sweeps” policy?
Diane Klontz
17:38
This is Diane Klontz and I am on a call this afternoon to discuss.
Laurel Turner
17:43
I can speak to what our County is doing to help us start/continue our project.
Melissa Taylor
17:54
There is CDC guidance advocating for "no sweeps" policy across the US
Maureen Howard
17:59
Could use suggestions on best/most efficient use of different pots of money coming. Pierce County Emergency Management just got $15M in FEMA money.
Kirsten Jewell
18:38
Is there anything in the state eviction moratorium that addresses people not being evicted due to being sick or suspected sick with COVID-19?
Maureen Howard
19:26
It would help if you could give us template for local emergency management re the designation of registered emergency workers..
Cynthia Stewart
19:38
Speakers please turn on video!
Alison Eisinger
22:21
National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty has the sample letter.
Tedd Kelleher
22:21
tedd.kelleher@commerce.wa.gov
Elliot Swanson
22:26
We are having to tell residents to be very persistent and patient when applying for unemployment; what are others experiencing around wait times?
Cynthia Stewart
23:45
And put yourself on video!
Kate Bitney
24:25
they asked people to turn off video to increase bandwidth.
Kate Bitney
24:47
*good clarification, thank you! (re: speakers only for video)
DANIELLE REACH PROGRAM Seattle
25:01
Is anyone taking notes on meeting and if so can they be sent out to group??
Lindsey Schromen-Wawrin
25:12
At Monday's press conference, Bob Ferguson said to contact the AG Office about any eviction / termination of tenancy. Does anyone know who the contact at the AG office is for that?
Lael Duncan
27:43
I'm ready to test audio. had to dial back in
Maureen Howard
29:26
Is anyone else using shower trailers? or laundry trailers?
Meg Martin
31:29
We are hoping to get shower and laundry trailers available in Thurston County but nothing yet. All accessible hygiene services have been closed in Thurston County. It’s all Sani cans and hand washing stations at the moment which is obviously way less than ideal
Mike Parker
32:26
nick, are you continuing with the tiny home village?
Mindy Woods
32:58
Great work Nickolaus!
Laurel Turner
33:31
Great idea!
Mike Parker
33:58
tent encampments?
Alana Hall
36:12
How were you able to forgive rent for two months?
DANIELLE REACH PROGRAM Seattle
37:28
Im interested in the rent forgiveness too
Maureen Howard
37:28
what are people doing about late fees? source of funding to cover these?
Trudy Soucoup
38:30
We are not charging late fees. We do not use those fees as a significant line item in our budget so we are able to do that.
Maureen Howard
39:04
Trudy - are you a PHA?
Maureen Howard
41:03
I don’t think the $1200 is taxable…check IRS
John Gilvar
41:42
FYI Sanitizing and infection control protocols for housing and other homeless services providers are available from the CDC and HUD. For example, see the resources at https://www.csh.org/resources/covid-19-guidance-for-supportive-housing-providers/
Tedd Kelleher
41:56
As far as we know now, the $1,200 is not taxable
Maureen Howard
41:56
National Guard activated to help food banks in Pierce County - to replace at risk volunteers
Tedd Kelleher
42:32
The unemployment payments will be taxable as far as I know
Laurel Turner
42:40
I learned that yesterday on a webinar. It is a"tax refund" so not taxable.
John Gilvar
45:23
Re: comments around needing clarification from Public Health Depts, there are excellent national advocacy and technical assistance resources available from the National Health Care for the Homeless Council (https://nhchc.org/)
Jesse Benet
46:00
Details on advocating for what kind of eviction moratorium? How will it impact evictions necessary because of safe and health issues?
Christopher Persons
46:06
Michele, Can you send the letter you sent to the Governor around to everyone? Thank you.
Jesse Benet
47:36
"Sick". Can we please define. Communities are rapidly temporarily housing individuals with behavioral health issues and "illnesses" or "sicknesses" could be an extremely negative unintended consequence. Can you please clarify or define "sickness"?
Michele Thomas
48:52
https://fortress.wa.gov/atg/formhandler/ago/COVID19EvictionComplaintForm.aspx
Jesse Benet
49:16
…...could illnesses be general used for preventing necessary evictions for safety in congregate housing, re behavioral health issues?
Derek Lum
51:26
InterIm does- and runs housing!
Alana Hall
51:48
johnf@whli.org. Is that correct?
Rachael Myers
51:53
Contact John re: rental assistance needs - johns@wliha.org
Alana Hall
52:00
Thank you!
Brianna Kiarie
52:05
Neighborhood House in Seattle
Alex Doolittle
52:50
lewis county, Jefferson county, and what was the third one?
Rachael Myers
53:03
Share your experience/stories.questions: https://bit.ly/WLIHA-COVID19-Connect
Rachael Myers
53:44
Resource page: https://www.wliha.org/covid-19-resources
Housing Alliance
54:27
Alex, Clark County was the one with a 43% increase
Emily O'Hara
54:53
No apologies necessary! Thanks Denise.
Kirsten Jewell
56:02
As Tedd mentioned, there is a significant amount of CDBG funding coming from HUD, which has not traditionally been used for homelessness or rental assistance, but from what I understand the restrictions on its use for community services has been loosened. It may be helpful for local CDBG departments who have not spent money in this way in the past to get some guidance on how they can work with existing homelessness programs to get the funding spent as quickly and efficiently as possible to assist with COVID-19 response.
Juliana Roe
01:03:24
WACO, the Washington State Association of County Officials, has a list of counties and what they are doing with regard to property taxes. It's a living document being modified daily. If you provide me with your email, I can email you that document. Also- I believe that local county treasurers can work with individuals.
Rachael Myers
01:04:44
1-877-894-HOME (4663)
Rachael Myers
01:06:38
Nat. Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty (letter re: stopping any sweeps during this crisis): https://nlchp.org/coronavirus/Nat. low income Housing Coalition resource page: https://nlihc.org/coronavirus-and-housing-homelessnessNat. Alliance to End Homelessness resource page: https://endhomelessness.org/coronavirus-and-homelessness/
Denise Rodriguez
01:07:00
denise@homeownership-wa.org for followup or questions.