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May 3, 2017


The Intersection of Race and Homelessness: ROOTS' Youth Homelessness Community Forum

Are you interested in learning more about the barriers faced by homeless youth in the U-District? Join Representative Nicole Macri, Monisha Harrell of Equal Rights Washington, community activist Nancy Amidei, ROOTS Anti-Oppression Team Co-Chair Karisa Morikawa, and ROOTS guests from 6:30pm-8pm on Wednesday, May 10th at University Christian Church for ROOTS' Youth Homelessness Community Forum. Learn from the direct experiences of homeless youth and hear from advocates and experts about the intersections between youth homelessness, queerness, and race. Bring your questions and participate in the audience Q&A. RSVP to

Statement on the passing of Governor Mike Lowry


Former Washington State Governor Mike Lowry passed away on Monday, May 1. In addition to spending 21 years in elective offices in Washington -- 1976 to 1978 in the King County Council, 1979 to 1989 representing the 7th District in Congress, and 1993 to 1997 as governor, Governor Lowry served as a member of the formerly Committee to End Homelessness’ HomGoverning Board for many years and as a member of the National Alliance to End Homelessness Board until this year. He was a true and unwavering champion for the most vulnerable members of our community. Governor Lowry will be dearly missed. We need more men and women like him today.

Washington State Homeless Students

Schoolhouse Washington

One in every 27 K-12 students in our state is homeless and about half are Grade 5 or younger. School districts across the state of Washington identified 39,671 K-12 students as having experienced homelessness during the 2015-16 academic year, an 11.7 percent increase over the previous year and more than double the number from just eight years ago. Schoolhouse Washington has analyzed this data, which is collected by individual school districts, gathered by the state Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, and reported to the public. The analysis provides a snapshot of student homelessness in K-12 schools, the demographics of students experiencing homelessness, and how they are faring academically.​

Infographics produced by Schoolhouse Washington in partnership with Seattle University’s Project on Family Homelessness are available to use and share here.  

HMIS Training: Reviewing and Improving Data Quality

Please RSVP to join the next King County HMIS User Training on Data Quality on Friday, May 26 from 10:30am to 12:00pm at WorkSource Renton, Room A (500 SW 7th St #100, Renton, WA 98057).

Training to include:

  • Data quality improvement efforts
  • Key components of data quality
  • Best practices for reviewing and improving your agency's data quality

Registration: via in-person Eventbrite page here or via listen online Eventbrite page here. 

Office of Homeless Youth RFP for Criminal Justice Training

The Office of Homeless Youth has released a Request for Proposals (RFP) to develop a statewide training on homeless youth for criminal justice personnel via as well as their agency website via .  

The Office of Homeless Youth, per RCW 43.330.715, is required to establish a statewide training which must include the following elements:

  • Identifying homeless youth
  • Existing laws governing the intersection of law and enforcement and homeless youth
  • Best practices for engaging homeless youth in services.       

The award offers up to $30,000 to support the development of the criminal justice training. Grants awarded as a result of the RFP process will be effective July 2017 through June 2018. Interested applicants can register via the link provided in the RFP for the bidder’s webinar, taking place on May 4th at 10:30am – PST.  All future inquires/questions related to this funding opportunity should be sent to

The deadline for submitting proposals is May 26, 2017 at 4pm PST.

Portraits of Homelessness

“Portraits of Homelessness” offers a gritty and intimate perspective of life inside the makeshift communities springing up across the Puget Sound region. In conjunction with its publication, The Seattle Times Pacific NW Magazine is hosting a “Portraits of Homelessness” launch event. Taking place Thursday, May 4 at the Seattle Central Public Library, it includes a panel discussion and exhibit of select images from the project. The doors open at 6:30, and the event begins at 7 p.m.

This event will also feature a panel of Seattle Times journalists moderated by KUOW's Ross Reynolds. Panelists include Tyrone Beason, project writer; Erika Schultz, project photographer; Daniel Beekman, Seattle Times city government and local politics staff reporter; and Vernal Coleman, Seattle Times staff reporter.

The event is free and registration is not required. More information available here.

All Home Continuum of Care (CoC) Meetings

All Home Annual Conference – Save the Date!
Wednesday, June 14

This year’s Annual Conference will mark the half-way point of our Strategic Plan to make homelessness rare, brief and one-time in King County. Join us as we reflect on our progress and recommit to our goals. The conference will offer a variety of workshops for all members of our Continuum of Care, as part of our larger training and technical assistance plan. Stay tuned for more details.

All meeting dates, times and locations as well as 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 and 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.

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

King County Housing Authority

Research and Evaluation Intern

Evergreen Treatment Services

Harm Reduction & Recovery Specialist
Housing Case Manager – Scattered Sites
Outreach Case Manager – MDOT/Navigation Team
Supervisor – Scattered Sites

Neighborhood House

Housing and Employment Case Manager II

Accelerator YMCA

Program Director
Resource Specialist II
IL Resource Specialist II

Low Income Housing Institute

Site Coordinator II – Seattle
Case Manager – Ballard
Case Manager (two positions available) – Seattle
Homeless Outreach Case Manager Temporary – North Seattle
Shelter Case Manager – Seattle