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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!

Join our email list.


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

Jubilee Women’s Center

Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI)

Neighborcare Health

Real Change Homeless Empowerment Project

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Facebook – ROOTS

ROOTS Young Adult Shelter


Seattle Department of Neighborhoods

Seattle Public Library

SHARE Seattle Housing and Resource Effort

Society of St. Vincent de Paul

Teen Feed

The People’s Harm Reduction Alliance (Needle Exchange)

The U District Partnership (UDP)

University Christian Church Seattle (UCC)

University Congregational United Church of Christ (UCUCC)

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Facebook – U District Food Bank

University District Food Bank

Tent City Collective (at UW)

University District Street Medicine (UW outreach program)

University Heights Center

University Lutheran Church

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


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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