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February 16, 2017


Now Recruiting: Youth Advisory Board

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 to schedule a pick-up or mail-in.  Please reply by March 1.   

New Rapid Re-housing Resources and Updated Local Data

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 to see more. 

Coordinated Entry for All

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.

Resources from our Federal Partners

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 detail:

New Supportive Housing Self-Assessment Tool

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 Simington.

CDBG Non-Housing RFP Pre-application

The 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 Mecklenburg

Medicaid Transformation Project

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.

King County HMIS User Group Meeting

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.  

RSVP in-person:  sign-up via in-person Eventbrite page here
RSVP listen-in:  sign-up via listen online Eventbrite page here

Questions?  Please contact Stacy Holmes ( or Sarah Dougherty (, or visit the King County HMIS website for general HMIS info.

Homelessness Advocacy 101

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.

Wednesday, February 22: 6:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. at Ballard First Lutheran Church

Sunday, February 26: 1 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. in Bellevue at First Congregational Church of Bellevue

Wednesday, March 1: 6:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. in Federal Way at Multi-Service Center

Sunday, March 5: 1 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. in Auburn at William C. Warren Building in Veteran's Memorial Park

Please pre-register on-line:

2017 Community Resource Exchange

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

All Home Capacity Building Activities

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 Triina Van.

Up-Coming 2017 Learning Opportunities: Details to be Announced Shortly

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

Rapid Re-Housing

Trauma-Informed Care

Partner Trainings

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.

Priority 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:

Cross Agency Systems Training (CAST) for Adults and Child/Youth Services: King County Behavioral Health Recovery Division

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:

Next CAST Training:

CAST for Adults | 3/9/17 and 8/2/17

CAST for Children | 5/11/17 and 10/4/17

Chief Seattle Club Job Opportunity

The Chief Seattle club is currently hiring an Art Room Coordinator. To apply, send a resume and a letter of interest to Program Manager Colleen Chalmers and Deputy Director Derrick Belgarde

Compass Housing Alliance Job Opportunities

Compass Housing Alliance is hiring for three positions. More information here.