Next Meeting – Wednesday, Nov. 1st, 9:30 – 11am

When: Wednesday, Nov. 1st, 9:30 – 11am

Where: University Congregational UCC, 4515 16th Ave NE, First Floor Chapel

Topic: ACTION!  UDCH is turning our Nov 1st meeting over to the Housing for All Coalition. They will guide us to send emails, make phone calls, make signs, and more!

November 1st is an important day for housing and homelessness action. As we hit the second anniversary of the State of Emergency Declaration, we are letting city council know that they must do better.

Our action centers on two urgent and specific demands:

1)      Pass the HOMES Tax to raise $24 million per year for affordable housing and emergency services. Read about the HOMES Tax here!

2)      Stop the Sweeps! Support the proposed proviso against money spent on removing unsanctioned encampments.

Our guest hosts will be John Stovall and Olivia Smith, organizers with the Transit Riders Union.

Preliminary Agenda:

9:30am – 10:00am   Briefs, announcements, and another topic

10:00am – 11:00am   Housing for All Coalition ACTION

Come ready to participate in a fun and energizing event, and exercise your voice for good.

 

All are welcome!

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Newsletter from U District Street Medicine

U District Street Medicine (UDSM) released their Newsletter.

UDSM is a student-run program at the University of Washington. It’s an  experiential learning project that includes students from Medicine, Nursing, Social Work, Pharmacy, Rehab Medicine, Dentistry & Public Health.

They conduct street and community-based outreach & provide basic first aid and resource navigation to homeless individuals in Seattle’s University District.

Thanks to UDSM for all your compassionate work in our community!

Download UDSM Newsletter [pdf]

Facebook Pages to Like

If you are a Facebook user, consider “Liking” the pages below. They are groups that operate in the U Distract to build community and alleviate homelessness.

These pages are a treasure trove of photos, news, local faces, and events.

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Facebook – Elizabeth Gregory Home

Elizabeth Gregory Home
https://www.facebook.com/ElizabethGregoryHome/

Jubilee Women’s Center
https://www.facebook.com/JWCenter

Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI)
https://www.facebook.com/LowIncomeHousingInstitute/

Neighborcare Health
https://www.facebook.com/Neighborcare/

Real Change Homeless Empowerment Project
https://www.facebook.com/realchangenews/

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Facebook – ROOTS

ROOTS Young Adult Shelter
https://www.facebook.com/ROOTS.Shelter/

 

Seattle Department of Neighborhoods
https://www.facebook.com/SeattleNeighborhoods/

Seattle Public Library
https://www.facebook.com/SeattlePublicLibrary/

SHARE Seattle Housing and Resource Effort
https://www.facebook.com/shareshelters/

Society of St. Vincent de Paul
https://www.facebook.com/SVDPSeattle/

Teen Feed
https://www.facebook.com/TeenFeed/

The People’s Harm Reduction Alliance (Needle Exchange)
https://www.facebook.com/The-Peoples-Harm-Reduction-Alliance-424374397617071/

The U District Partnership (UDP)
https://www.facebook.com/UDistrictUnique/

University Christian Church Seattle (UCC)
https://www.facebook.com/UniversityChristianChurchSeattle/

University Congregational United Church of Christ (UCUCC)
https://www.facebook.com/University-Congregational-UCC-13626446124/

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Facebook – U District Food Bank

University District Food Bank
https://www.facebook.com/UDistrictFoodBank/

Tent City Collective (at UW)
https://www.facebook.com/tentcitycollective/

University District Street Medicine (UW outreach program)
https://www.facebook.com/UDstreetmed/

University Heights Center
https://www.facebook.com/universityheights.center/

University Lutheran Church
https://www.facebook.com/ulcseattle/

This list is incomplete. If I’ve missed your organization, please reply and send me your Facebook link.

 

U-Loo Project Needs Volunteers!

U-Loo is a Project for Public Restrooms in Seattle’s University District.

The U District has an urgent need for one or more public restrooms available 24/7. The U District Partnership (UDP) in collaboration with the U-District Conversation on Homelessness (UDCH) received funding from the City of Seattle’s Department of Neighborhoods for a feasibility study to install at least one restroom in the U-District. We know that it’s critical for any new public restroom to be clean, safe, and accessible to everybody. It will be used by visitors to the Farmers Market, students, staff and faculty coming and going to the UW campus, shoppers, transit bus drivers, homeless residents, families with children and many others passing through the neighborhood.
This is a challenging project, and it must be done right in order to become an asset to the U District community. Location(s), initial funding and long-term maintenance must be clearly identified before we can move forward.

Volunteers are needed to staff the tables at U-Loo outreach events. The purpose is to educate and get public input.

List of Outreach Events:
Saturday, November 14, 9-1pm at TBD
Wednesday, November 18, 2-6pm at TBD
Saturday, November 21, 9-2pm at U-District Farmer’s Market
Tuesday, November 24, 2-6pm at TBD

Please consider volunteering at a U-Loo Outreach Event.  You get to wear a cool black apron and help educate the public about our need and options for public toilets in the U District. Contact volunteer coordinator Evelyn Jensen:  ejensenchaco at gmail dot com

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U-Loo volunteers Arielle and Jack talk about public toilets at the U District Farmers Market outreach event.

Handouts – Voter Rights for People who are homeless or have felony record

Spread the word…  You don’t need a house to vote…  People with felony record can regain voting rights in WA.

Here are some HANDOUTS:

  1. Half Sheet printout from Seattle/King County Coalition on Homelessness. Download PDF. This compact sheet lists important dates, registration and eligibility details (including people currently without residence and people with felony record).Best way to print:  double-sided & flip on long edge.  The side titled “Basics About Voting” has a smaller area between the top and bottom sheet, so when cutting, keep that side up and cut mid-way across the sheet.
    Thanks to Hillary Coleman and Rebecca Roy at SKCCH.
  2. FAQs on Voting Rights Restoration in WA (from ACLU). Download PDF.
    Thanks to Krystal Koop at UDSM.

Also…. see List of Candidate Forums and Debates

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