February Office of Family and Adult Homelessness newsletter

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Feb. 9, 2021

Homeless System Performance Dashboard

Building a more user-friendly experience

Commerce's Housing Assistance Unit is working to deliver better actionable data for stakeholders. We are revamping the existing project level dashboards and making a single, more comprehensive dashboard to visualize the most important priorities to homeless system performance and management of services. We recently held a survey to gather thoughts on how the dashboards can be improved, and received some great feedback.

The next step in this process is to hear from you in a virtual feedback and planning meeting. Join us at 9 a.m. on Feb. 18 to participate in building a more user-friendly experience for data visualization. Register for the event here.

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Blueprint for a just and equitable future

10 year plan to dismantle poverty in Washington released

Many stakeholders joined a presentation in early December to learn about Governor Jay Inslee's Poverty Reduction Work Group work to create a comprehensive, 10-year plan to reduce poverty and inequality in our state. The final report was released this week and provides a roadmap to a more just and equitable future for all Washingtonians.

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Current and upcoming gubernatorial appointment opportunities

Washington is home to vibrant communities and diverse citizens who have unique talents, skills and experiences.  Gov. Inslee places a high priority on boards, commissions and agencies that reflect Washington's diverse make-up and that utilize the impressive talent of our citizens. The Office of Boards and Commissions is seeking skilled and experienced individuals from various backgrounds to participate in boards and commissions ensuring an effective and representative government.

This list of current and upcoming gubernatorial appointment opportunities. includes openings on the State Advisory Council on Homelessness.

Anyone interested in being appointed will need to fill out this application. Please explore the boards and commissions profiles to learn more about the many opportunities to get involved!

Online training available at your convenience

Self-directed training and certificates are available at your convenience on the following topics:

  • Housing First
  • Rapid Rehousing
  • Progressive Engagement
  • Working with Survivors of Domestic Violence
  • Introduction to Problem Solving (Diversion)
  • Landlord Engagement in Rapid Rehousing

View the training courses

Questions? Contact us:

Grant Managers

Jessica Simon jessica.simon@commerce.wa.govs

Julie Montgomery julie.montgomery@commerce.wa.gov

Kathryn Dodge kathryn.dodge@commerce.wa.gov

Megan Kendig megan.kendig@commerce.wa.gov

Sarah Harrison sarah.harrison@commerce.wa.gov

ESG – CV Grant Coordinators

Kim Murillo kim.murillo@commerce.wa.gov

Olivia Cormier Olivia.cormier@commerce.wa.gov

Training Coordinator & BVS Specialist

Linda Terry linda.terry@commerce.wa.gov