Last Wednesday, October 28, 2015, Rory O’Sullivan, Managing Attorney with the Housing Justice Project (HJP), joined the Families with Children committee to discuss eviction issues and referrals in King County. Committee members and all meeting attendees enjoyed asking questions and learning about not only the more general processes involved in eviction, but also in what work the Housing Justice Project does! Rory outlined the legal process of evictions and what the Housing Justice Project can do for people facing eviction. The Housing Justice Project is in place to help low-income residential tenants in King County by offering legal advice for tenants with eviction-related issues, helping to answer eviction paperwork, negotiating with landords for tenants facing eviction, representing tenants at eviction (show cause) hearings, and providing referral and resource information.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Housing Justice Project:
Housing Justice Project website
Thank you, Rory!
At the meeting, we also checked in with Danielle Winslow, a Project Manager at All Home. Danielle shared with us the current status of the new coordinated entry program that All Home is working on, and some thoughts on how assessment tools will be utilized in this new program. It was important for the committee to take the time to ask questions and have some group discussion around what will make the new hub system work for families and providers alike! The conversations were certainly fruitful, and included ideas such as offering tangible resources when clients come in to complete assessments or meet with case managers, increasing outreach to people who are unable to access hubs during daytime hours or at their office locations, and much more.
Be sure to check out the All Home website and contact All Home with any questions.
Coalition updates from the meeting:
- Make sure everyone is eligible to vote knows how to do so:
- Resources are on our blog to post around service agencies regarding where to drop ballots and what to do if a ballot wasn’t received.
- November 3rd (Tuesday!) is the last day to drop your ballot in a box around King County or to have it postmarked and mailed in!
- TAKE ACTION!
- Budget season for the City of Seattle is still in session, and we need you to take action!
- Use our Budget Advocacy postcards on the Coalition website to send a message to your electeds that we need funding and resources for homelessness NOW!
- Meet Julia, the new Coalition intern!
- Julia will be involved in many exciting things this year, so feel free to reach out to her with Coalition-related inquiries:
- julia[at]homelessinfo[dot]org or 206.204.8359