July 15, 2021 Membership Meeting

#SummerSlowdown: No Membership meeting on August 19. Mark your calendars now and rsvp for Thursday, September 16!

Recording of the July Membership Meeting. Timestamps in the Youtube video description.

Child Tax Credit: What it is?

  • The enhanced Child Tax Credit is part of the American Rescue Plan, which President Biden signed into law in March. For the tax year 2021, it expands the existing child tax credit to $3,000 from $2,000 for dependents 17 and younger and gives an additional $600 for children under the age of 6. Learn who is eligible, and how to help families you work with apply.
  • Liz Olson with the Budget and Policy Center will join us to discuss. See Liz’s slide deck here.

Child Care Legislative Session Highlights

  • Sarah Brady from Child Care Resources will give an overview of recent wins for affordable child care in Washington state during the most recent legislative session. See Sarah’s slide deck here covering Child Care Advocacy Successes.
  • Terrie Yaffe from Child Care Resources will share resources and information about child care and funding options for families experiencing homelessness including changes to Working Connections Child Care Program.

Materials from Child Care Resources:

Bridge Proclamation

The Eviction Moratorium ended June 30. In place now through September 30 is a “Bridge.” What does that mean for tenants in King County? Learn from experts at Housing Justice Project what this means for people who are behind on rent, and what they need to do next. 

Interested in learning more about statewide updates and the bridge proclamation? Join the Washington Low Income Housing Alliance on Friday, July 16 from noon to 1:30 p.m. for a call on the bridge proclamation, rental assistance, and more. Register here.

Coalition Updates

  • #SummerSlowdown: No Membership meeting on August 19. Mark your calendars now and rsvp for Thursday, September 16!
  • August 3rd Primary is around the corner! Ballots are mailed out 7/14 and ballot drop boxes open on 7/15. Review our Voter Registration and Voter Education toolkit to help others register and vote.
  • Hear about Best Start for Kids — maintaining and expanding programs that support kids as they grow, with high quality childcare, homelessness prevention, and social and emotional youth development programs.
  • We are currently accepting applications for the Solidarity Fund. It’s designed designed to provide small grants to local community organizations that help address health, safety, and well-being for people without homes caused or exacerbated by the ongoing pandemic conditions and the crisis of homelessness.

Community Updates

  • Eastside Legal Assistance Program (ELAP) Wills Clinic | Thursday July 22nd from 4 – 6 PM.
    Receive a free Simple Will, Power of Attorney, and/or Advance Medical Directive. You must live in King County AND be at 400% or below Federal Poverty Guidelines (Household of 3 > 7,200/month). Call 425.747.7274 to see if you qualify.
    If you have questions, you can contact Chris Lovings, Community Engagement Manager.