All Home is partnering with the Northwest Network on the
formation of a Youth Advisory Board, which will be involved in planning and
implementation of improved Youth and Young Adult services in King County. In
particular, this group will play a significant role in our community’s work on
the HUD Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program. We are looking for
youth aged 13-24, living in King County with experience of homelessness/unstable
housing. Youth Advisory Board members will be paid $20/hr for their work.
To apply, please follow the link to the
application here. If your
internet access is limited, you are welcome to print
out the application and ask your case manager/provider to connect with
Brennon Ham at email@example.com to
schedule a pick-up or mail-in. Please
reply by March 1.
The National Alliance to End Homelessness has released three
new publications for Continuum of Care’s (CoC) Rapid Re-housing resources:
The local RRH data dashboard has been
updated to include quarter 4 of 2016. Visit http://allhomekc.org/rapid-re-housing/
to see more.
Coordinated Entry quarterly review data is now available in
an interactive dashboard that provides and overview of the overall health and
functioning of our Coordinated Entry for All housing placement system: Coordinated Entry Review, Quarter 4 - 2016
A critical component to making homelessness brief is
developing a coordinated system which ensures that a housing placement isn’t
dependent on talking to the right case manager at the right time. Coordinated
Entry for All establishes a transparent, consistent, and equitable path to
housing for people experiencing homelessness and has recently reached two
remarkable achievements. The responsibility of CEA operations shifted to King
County at the end of June last year. Since that time, the King County CEA
team has been working hard to ensure a smooth transition supporting the
families and young adults seeking housing and the agencies participating in CEA
amidst many technical and policy changes. Last week the referral
specialist team made the 1,000th referral to housing! Thank you to
this hard working team including Jennelle, Alex, Asha, Brandon, Lauren, Stan,
and Sara. In addition, as of this Monday, CEA is making referrals to Permanent
Supportive Housing for single adults experiencing homelessness. Including
all populations in Coordinated Entry increases equity in access to housing,
particularly for those most vulnerable in our community. Thank you to the
entire King County Housing and Community Development team for your hard work in
making this possible.
Recently, our partners at the U.S. Interagency Council on
Homelessness (USICH) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services
Administration (SAMHSA) have released the following materials and training
opportunities that will assist Continuums of Care (CoCs) and their stakeholders
in their efforts to prevent and end homelessness.
Each of the following resources are described below in more
CSH, with the help of The Urban Institute, is developing a
Supportive Housing Self-Assessment Tool to assess the organizational capacity
of supportive housing providers. This tool examines the organizational attributes
of organizations — and their communities — that are currently or wish to become
involved in permanent supportive housing as developers, property managers,
scattered-site housing managers or service providers. If you would like to review, beta-test, or learn more
about the tool, please email Jasmine
Community development Block Grant (CDBG) 2017 RFP for 2018 Non-Housing Capital
Projects is now open for pre-applications. A pre-application is required for
access to the full application, though not binding. The ZoomGrants
online application can be found here.
For questions, please contact Dave
The King County Accountable Community of Health (ACH) is
working with community partners to schedule a first round of informational
meetings for each Medicaid Demonstration Transformation project area. The
purpose of these meetings is to share information, discuss the parameters for
the project area, assess potential opportunities and challenges for King County
in engaging in this project area, and identify potential project implementing
partners. Please use this online
form to note your interest in being notified about these meetings.
Visit the King
County ACH and the Medicaid
Demonstration Transformation Projects online for more information.
The King County HMIS System Administration team from Bitfocus
hosts a monthly meeting for HMIS/Clarity users. The monthly meeting agenda
alternates between a User Group Meeting and a topic-specific HMIS Training
(topics, locations, and dates vary). The King County HMIS User Group
Meeting on Monday, February 27th from 2:00pm-3:30pm in the City Hall Boards
& Commissions Conference Room will include:
- Updates on HMIS & Data Reporting
- Updates on Coordinated Entry processes in Clarity
- Opportunity to share your thoughts & needs for future
HMIS User Meetings and Clarity Trainings
- Due to limited
room capacity, please try to send only one agency representative to attend
in-person Eventbrite page here
RSVP listen-in: sign-up
via listen online Eventbrite page here
Please contact Stacy Holmes (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Sarah
Dougherty (email@example.com), or visit the King
County HMIS website for general HMIS info.
Join the Seattle/King County Coalition on Homelessness (SKCCH) for a
free workshop to learn to speak up for policies & robust funding
that will lead to a healthy & housed WA: more affordable housing, a
stronger safety net, fair revenue, & supportive services.
February 22: 6:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.
at Ballard First Lutheran Church
February 26: 1 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. in Bellevue
at First Congregational Church of Bellevue
March 1: 6:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. in Federal
Way at Multi-Service Center
5: 1 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. in Auburn
at William C. Warren Building in Veteran's Memorial Park
Join the Exchange! The Community Resource Exchange is the
one day, one place event that connects people experiencing homelessness to a
multitude of free resources and services. United Way of King County is looking
for compassionate, dedicated volunteers to serve their neighbors experiencing
homelessness! Volunteers are integral to the success of this event. Their job
is to help provide a warm, welcoming and hospitable environment for
participants and to help them access the services they need. Interested in
volunteering? Contact Taylor Wells at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All Home is committed to support system transformation
efforts through relevant capacity building activities. The full Capacity
Building Plan can be found on our website, here.
All learning opportunities can be found on our calendar, here.
If you are offering a training and want to get the word out
or have a specific training need or recommendation for All Home, please contact
Up-Coming 2017 Learning Opportunities: Details to be
Behavioral Health and Homelessness Cross-Training
Critical Time Intervention
A Housing First System (part 2)
Property Management and Service Delivery Round Table
Racial Equity and Social Justice Forum
Legal barriers to housing | February 24, 2017
2:00pm – 3:00pm | Location TBD
Mark Chattin works
at Catholic Community Services and serves as the Director of the Legal Action
Center (LAC). LAC works with low income and homeless households to understand
their rights and options as tenants in King County. Mark will share a
foundational understanding of landlord tenant law and alert you to what
resources are available to homeless households in need of legal support.
reservations are being held for shelter and RRH providers. We may be able to
include others should space permit. If you are interested in attending, please
contact Danielle Winslow.
2017 Fair Housing Workshops for Housing
Providers: King County Office of Civil Rights
Bitfocus Clarity General Trainings
Register for specific dates and times at: http://kingcounty.hmis.cc/training/schedule-a-training/
Cross Agency Systems Training (CAST) for
Adults and Child/Youth Services: King County Behavioral Health Recovery
Learn whom each system serves, goals of each program,
services available to consumers, and how to access these services.
Systems represented include: Mental Health, Substance Abuse, Crisis Services,
Child Welfare, Parent Supports, Juvenile Justice, Mental Health Courts, and
more. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cross-agency-systems-training-cast-2017-tickets-27059831685
Next CAST Training:
CAST for Adults | 3/9/17 and 8/2/17
CAST for Children | 5/11/17 and 10/4/17
Seattle club is currently hiring an Art
Room Coordinator. To apply, send a
resume and a letter of interest to Program Manager Colleen Chalmers email@example.com
and Deputy Director Derrick Belgarde firstname.lastname@example.org.
Housing Alliance is hiring for three positions. More