Homeless Service Resource Guide

Akeyla Jimerson, one of the Capitol Hill EcoDistrict Community Development Associates, put together a Homeless Service Resource Guide to help community members learn best practices in supporting Seattle’s unhoused population. All emergent needs should be addressed to Mickey Humphrey, the local Homeless Service Coordinator. Mickey is available for questions and resource referrals at 206-487-4553. The resource guide includes two documents with additional information. The first is pictured below.

Seattle Business Organizations Symposium

Capitol Hill Housing has long worked to support small businesses, which are part of any healthy community. A focus of our work on 12th Avenue has been raising the profile of small businesses, and the neighborhood has thrived. We encourage you to consider joining City Council President Sally Clark’s symposium in September.

Friday, September 20, 2013, 8:00am – Noon
Seattle City Hall, Bertha Knight Landes Room, First Floor Lobby

Seattle City Council President Sally J. Clark invites you to a morning of information, networking and inspiration. The first ever Seattle Business Organizations Symposium will provide a variety of resources and advice on how to help business organizations grow and be more successful.

  • A panel discussion with reporters and public relations experts on how to get more and better media coverage.
  • A lightening round of keynote presentations on how business organizations can grow while helping their business districts.
  • A case study on how Pioneer Square became Seattle’s newest trendy neighborhood.
  • A resource fair of services for neighborhood chambers and business organizations.

Whether you’re on the board or staff of a business organization or a business owner or manager concerned about your business district, this event is for you. Admission is free. Breakfast snacks, coffee and tea provided.

To RSVP or for more information contact David Yeaworth in the office of Seattle City Council President Sally J. Clark at 206-684-5328.

Advocating for housing

Capitol Hill Housing Foundation joined more than 650 advocates from around the state in Olympia on February 11 for Housing and Homelessness Advocacy Day. Participants attended workshops, rallied on the steps of the capitol, and met with legislators to share their stories.

Advocacy doesn’t stop after a visit to Olympia! There are a number of ways to stay involved throughout the legislative session to be sure our leaders know how important it is to support housing.

We encourage you to urge your elected officials to support $175 million for the Housing Trust Fund in this biennium’s Capital Budget. And at the Federal level, you can advocate for maintaining Low Income Housing Tax Credits, which are a key funding tool for affordable housing developments.

Learn more about how you can advocate for crucial housing policies through the Washington Low Income Housing Alliance.