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March 15, 2017


Homelessness and Immigration Enforcement: What You Should Know

In light of harmful executive orders related to immigration policy, we are doubling down on our commitment to make homelessness rare in King County, eliminate racial disparities and to make the experience of homelessness brief and a one-time occurrence. Coming together as a community and drawing on the expertise of our partners will ensure that we are responsive to the needs of our most vulnerable residents.

“It is more important now than ever before to continue working together and to build strong empowered communities, and to broaden our collaboration and partnership to fight against the perpetration of injustice and violence which is engulfing the communities we belong to and serve,” said our partners at the InterIm Community Development Association. “We will continue to come together in a movement of resistance and not allow fear to overcome us.”

The recent arrests of several undocumented immigrants leaving a hypothermia shelter located in a church in Virginia have prompted many to ask how they can protect the rights of at-risk clients, as well as how to prepare for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) actions. The National Alliance to End Homelessness has developed three things you should know about homelessness and immigration enforcement to equip organizations working with this vulnerable population. 

Kirkland City Councilmember Doreen Marchione Announces Retirement

CM Marchione

Kirkland City Councilmember Doreen Marchione has announced that she will retire from the Kirkland City Council when her term ends on December 31, 2017. She began her first term on the Kirkland City Council in January 2010 and was chosen by the Council to serve as Deputy Mayor 2012-2014. She currently serves on the Council’s Planning, Housing, and Economic Development Committee, Legislative Committee and is Chair of the Finance and Administration Committee. Councilmember Marchione also served as the Mayor of Redmond, Washington for eight years (1984 through 1991) and served 5 years on the Redmond City Council.

Marchione’s commitment to addressing homelessness was evident throughout her entire career. She was the President and CEO of Hopelink from 1992 through 2007 and expanded the agency’s reach from serving 20,000 residents each year in north and east King County to serving more than 50,000 residents in 2007. She was also active in the development and execution of the Strategic Plan to make homelessness rare, brief and one-time as a member of the Committee to End Homelessness Governing Board and as an All Home Coordinating Board Member. We wish Councilmember Marchione a happy retirement!

Supportive Housing

A recent article in the Everett Herald highlighted the success of supportive housing for individuals experiencing homelessness. For the past three years, Jason Bateman has lived in Patrick Place, a supportive housing building in North Seattle for formerly homeless people run by Catholic Housing Services, part of the Archdiocese of Seattle. The transition from shelter living to having a permanent home wasn’t easy, in fact it took Bateman more than a year after moving into Patrick Place to kick his addictions. “At 63, my life’s just beginning,” Bateman said.

“Requirements for getting a unit are minimal...New tenants don’t need to be sober or psychologically stable. In fact, those people are often the most vulnerable of the homeless population, and thus are higher priority candidates for housing. It’s not that there aren’t any rules. Misbehavior, such as damaging the building or assaulting other tenants or staff, can result in a resident being removed, but even then, Catholic Housing is likely to find other accommodations more suited to that person’s needs.”

A project to build low-barrier permanent supportive housing, also operated by Catholic Housing Services, is currently underway in Everett. 

Championing Youth: The Amara Film Series


Amara, a local non-profit that serves children in foster care, and the families who care for them, is hosting a free event, Championing Youth: The Amara Film Series.

Tuesday, April 4th: The Day I Aged Out, featuring Joe and Corey from the film, Bryan Tucker (Filmmaker/Producer), and speakers from A Way Home Washington, Accelerator YMCA, and College Success Foundation.

Tuesday, April 11th: Closure, featuring Angela and Bryan Tucker, and speakers from Adoptive Friends and Families of Greater Seattle, the Refugee and Immigrant Children's Program at Lutheran Community Services, and Families of Color Seattle.

Tuesday, April 18th: The Long Night, featuring Tim Matsui (Director), and speakers from Stolen Youth, Center for Children and Youth Justice, and the King County Commercially Sexually Exploited Children Task Force.

Tuesday, April 25th: Paper Tigers, featuring Jim Sporleader, and speakers from YouthCare, Center for Child and Youth Justice, Treehouse, and Wellspring Family Services.

Registration required.

All Home Continuum of Care (CoC) Meetings

Meeting dates and times 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.

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.

Job Opportunities

Pierce County 

Program Specialist 2 - Homelessness Unit

Neighborhood House

Temporary Family Advocate
Early Head Start Home Visitor - Bilingual in Spanish

Plymouth Housing Group

Building Manager (Live-Out)
Building Assistant (Live-Out)
Building Assistant (Live-Out) - Recovery Focus
Maintenance Technician II
Housing Case Manager
Floating Building Assistant
Tenant Support Aide
Janitor & On-Call Janitor
On-Call Building Assistant 

Compass Housing Alliance

Contracts and Compliance Manager


Program Case Manager