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March 8, 2017


City of Tukwila Passes Source of Income Discrimination Protections

Last night, Tukwila City Councilmembers unanimously passed critical protections for renters in their community. Thank you to the City of Tukwila and other municipalities around King County who are adopting similar legislation. All Home is committed to advocating for source of income discrimination legislation at the state level to ensure all Washington residents are protected against source of income discrimination. 

New Resources for Community-Based Organizations Serving Immigrants and Refugees


King County Executive Dow Constantine and members of the King County Council recently announced the establishment of a rapid response fund to protect immigrants and refugees amid rising concerns for their safety, rights and well-being.  This fund will increase empowerment, advocacy and democracy in our communities, and help to protect the civil and legal rights of all King County residents.

Some of the steps that King County is taking to continue to build welcoming communities are: 

  1. More than 75 local elected officials have signed a pledge affirming King County is a welcoming community, and later this month will convene regional leaders to coordinate local responses and provide legal analysis on federal immigration policies.
  2. Working with city partners, King County will host a briefing session for local officials on March 31 to continue to strengthen our ability to put inclusive communities practices into place and further protect the rights of immigrants and refugees across King County.
  3. King County will establish an Immigrant and Refugee Commission – which will act as a hub for immigrant and refugee services and align efforts by governments and nonprofits – will be staffed and operational by mid-2017.  

Find a number of important resources here. To keep in touch and to learn more about King County’s efforts please contact Bookda Gheisar.  

Report Discriminatory Harassment


The Seattle Office for Civil Rights (SOCR) announced a new hotline for people to report harassment in Seattle. The Hotline is part of the City of Seattle’s Bias Hurts Campaign for Seattle residents and business owners who are the targets of discriminatory harassment, including threats, slurs, intimidation and cyberbullying.
SOCR is coordinating its actions with the Seattle Police Department, which enforces criminal laws against hate crimes, also known as malicious harassment. Anyone who experiences physical violence, property damage or threats should call 911 to report directly to the police. People should call SOCR’s hotline if they experience discriminatory harassment in housing, employment, or public places that does not rise to the level of a crime.
It is illegal in Seattle to harass someone based on race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and other protected groups. SOCR can investigate allegations of discriminatory harassment, issue findings and mandate remedies.

United Way New Solutions Funding

United Way of King County has opened applications for New Solutions, grants intended to serve as a catalyst for new ideas offering innovative and promising solutions for underserved communities. You can find the funding announcement on their website. Applications are due on April 3, 2017. Organizations interested in applying for funding must apply through e-CImpact. Click on the “2017 New Solutions Application” link to access the application. You are also strongly encouraged to attend an application information session. Please RSVP if you plan to attend one of the sessions.

If you need help logging into or navigating e-CImpact, email, or contact Damian Spence at 206-461-8511 or Sue Wyss at 206-461-3778. If you have specific questions about the application, contact the staff person for the application listed on the website.

Homeless Child Care Subsidies Alert

In July of 2017, the WA Department of Early Learning will shift the distribution of child care subsidies for homeless families from community agencies across the state, including Child Care Resources, to DSHS Working Connections. For families ready to engage in employment activities, this will be a positive transition. However, many of the most vulnerable homeless families (such as those needing additional supports, families receiving SSI or SSDI with temporary income, those impacted by cancer, mental illness, domestic violence or perhaps caring for a child with severe disabilities, families with unresolved debt, and undocumented families) may not have access to these subsidies, and will therefore undergo the loss of CCR's customized, full-service approach.

Click here to see the Homeless Child Care Program Alert

Additional questions? Please contact Natalie Lente, Child Care Resources, or 206-329-1011 X257

All Home Continuum of Care (CoC) Meetings

Stakeholder Meeting

The All Home Stakeholder Meeting for All Populations will be held on March 15th at Kent Commons Community Center and will focus on operationalizing System Performance Measures. The agenda will include a brief background of System Performance Measures and a group discussion to explore how programs are adjusting their work to meet performance targets.

Single Adults Affinity Group

Instead of monthly Single Adult Affinity Group meetings in February and March, there will be two work group sessions, March 16th and March 17th, to help shape an Action Plan specific to the needs of Single Adults.  One session will be focused on making homelessness RARE among Single Adults, and one on making homelessness BRIEF and ONE-TIME for Single Adults.  The meetings are open to anyone who would like to attend and the goal will be to identify strategies and action steps to address the specific needs of single adults experiencing homelessness within the framework of the All Home Strategic Plan.  Please notify Kira Zylstra ( if you would like to attend one or both of these meetings:

Single Adult RARE Work Group Session: Friday, March 17th, 12:30pm-2pm, King Street Center (201 S. Jackson St) 8th Floor, Room J (8252)

Single Adult BRIEF/ONE-TIME Work Group Session: Thursday, March 16th, 1:30pm-3pm, King Street Center (201 S. Jackson St) 2nd Floor, Room 2A/2B

Full meeting date and time details and other related materials are available on the All Home website. All Home Continuum of Care meetings are open to the public and attendance is encouraged.

“The Homestretch” Screening


Please join the Renton School District McKinney-Vento program, WorkSource, King County, the YWCA, and Renton Technical College, for The Homestretch, a powerful documentary about students experiencing homelessness.  The screening will be accompanied by a resource fair open to the public before and after the show and a discussion with community panelists after the film.  The goal of the evening is to raise awareness about the impact of homelessness on youth, and link the community to local resources addressing youth and family homelessness in Renton and South King County.

When:  March 28, 4:30-7:00 pm

  • Resource fair opens at 4:30 pm
  • Movie at 5:00 pm
  • Panel discussion at 6:00 pm

Where: IKEA Performing Arts Center at Renton High School 400 S. 2nd St Renton WA, 98057

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.

Moving to Action: Ending Homelessness through Racial Equity

March 22, 2017 | 8:30am – 3:00pm | Youngstown Cultural Arts Center

As part of the All Home Capacity Building Plan, please join us for this day of learning, discussion and action. While homelessness is often the breakdown and failure of many systems and safety nets, the homelessness system can either perpetuate racism or it can disrupt it. Regardless of your official role or title, you can make an impact to:

  • Identify how you can be an agent of change
  • Improve the quality of services you provide to people of color
  • Orient your organization and programming around racial equity

In order to accommodate broad and diverse participation, we are currently asking that organizations register no more than 3 people. We may communicate additional available spots depending on registration results and appreciate everyone's flexibility. Please register here and email with any questions.

Best Practices in Emergency Shelter Workshop (re-scheduled due to snow)

Brought to you by All Home and the City of Seattle Human Services Department, this training delivered by national experts from the National Alliance to End Homelessness focuses on how emergency shelters can align with a Housing First approach, lower barriers to entry, and develop programmatic practices that support clients exiting back to housing more quickly so that they do not return to homelessness. Through a mix of presentation, activities, and group work, participants will be asked to think critically about their role in the homelessness system and evaluate how their policies and procedures help or hinder quick exits to permanent housing.

Date/Time: Wednesday, March 29, 2017, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM PST

Register here.

Best Practices in Rapid Re-Housing Workshop

Brought to you by All Home and the City of Seattle Human Services Department, this training delivered by national experts from the National Alliance to End Homelessness brings together research and best practices on rapid re-housing with innovative and emerging strategies from successful rapid re-housing programs around the country. Participants will gain an understanding of the three core components of rapid re-housing: housing identification, financial assistance, and case management and services, as well as practical strategies for implementation. Facilitators will help participants tackle tough questions such as recruiting landlords in a challenging housing market and re-housing households with high barriers.

Date/Time: Thursday, March 30, 2017, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM PST

Register here.

Partner Trainings

Equal Access and Gender Identity Rules Training Webinar

The webinar recording is now available on the HUD Exchange along with the presentation slides, speaker notes, and transcript. You can access the materials under Related Materials and Resources.

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

DESC Job Opportunities

DESC is hiring a Project Manager, Data/Project Assistant, Case Manager Supervisor, and Case Managers for their new Navigation Center. Learn more and apply at

New Horizons Job Opportunity

New Horizons is hiring for their EXALT (Experience, Attain, and Lead Together) apprentice program, available to youth and young adults from 13-23 years old. 

Neighborhood House Job Opportunity

Youth Tutoring and Resource Center Coordinator, responsible for coordinating the operation, planning and implementation of an after-school and summer youth program. This position is located in Seola Gardens, White Center WA.

Imagine Housing Job Opportunities

Director of Supportive Services, responsible for coordinating and overseeing the growing Supportive program within Imagine Housing and Red Vines.

Senior Real Estate Developer, responsible for managing the process of planning and development of housing projects that are designed to provide affordable housing for low-income individuals or families.