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Op-Ed: Tainted Appeals Process Speeds Construction of Youth Jail — South Seattle Emerald

by Ending the Prison Industrial Complex (E.P.I.C) Seattle and King County are promoted nationally as progressive jurisdictions, and our elected officials, particularly right now, vie to distinguish themselves as aligned with racial and social justice. This week we had a special opportunity to examine the realities behind these claims. A month ago, a memo from […]

via Op-Ed: Tainted Appeals Process Speeds Construction of Youth Jail — South Seattle Emerald

Home & Health · Housing

Update via Resource Site

Article vis Resource Talk. https://resourcetalk.crisisclinic.org/seattle-housing-authority-voucher-update-2/

 

Seattle Housing Authority closed registration for the 2017 Housing Choice Voucher waitlist lottery on Feb. 24. Based on preliminary data, more than 21,500 people completed applications for the vouchers. From the final pool of registrants who meet the requirements, 3,500 households will be randomly selected to be placed on the waitlist.

Letters will be mailed by March 31, 2017 notifying all registered households whether or not they received a place on the new waitlist. Applicants who do not receive a letter by April 15, should call (206) 239-1728.

SHA will begin issuing vouchers in May 2017. It will take two to three years to issue all 3,500 vouchers. People with low randomly selected waitlist numbers will receive their voucher sooner than people with higher waitlist numbers. When your name reaches the top of the waitlist SHA will contact you via U.S. mail. At the time an applicant is called off the waitlist the total household income must be 50 percent or less of area median income (AMI). Preference will be given to households that are at 30 percent or less of AMI. An AMI chart can be found at http://www.seattlehousing.org/housing/vouchers/eligibility/

Need to change your address?

If your address changes after you have registered please use our address update form. Or you may submit the information, including your full name, your registration confirmation number, and your full U.S. mailing address to us by using these other methods:
•Fax to 206-239-1770
•Mail to the PO Box  listed below
•In person at the address listed below

Seattle Housing Authority
Housing Service Center
P.O. Box 19028
190 Queen Anne Ave N
Seattle WA 98109-1028

 

Community · Home & Health · Housing

Seattle & South King County Homeless Advocacy Workshops

Seattle/King County Coalition on Homelessness is coordinating Homeless Advocacy 101 workshops around King County in February and March. Participants will discuss the funding proposals for shelter, housing, and supportive services currently being considered and review the steps that everyone can take to make sure housing and homelessness concerns are prioritized in our local government. Nancy…

via Sign up for Homelessness Advocacy Workshops — Resource Talk

Community · Home & Health · Housing

Seattle Continues With New Homeless Camp Rules

Facing a lawsuit over its management of unauthorized homeless encampments on city property, Seattle is moving forward with new rules to deal with them. Released in draft form on Tuesday, January 31, the proposed rules include some departures from existing protocols, such as a provision that would allow the city to identify and potentially fence…

via Seattle Moves Ahead With New Rules for Homeless Camp Cleanup — Resource Talk

Personal

Abuser characteristics

MY ORIGINAL INTENT WITH THIS POST, WAS TO ADDRESS MY CONCERN THAT MY DAUGHTER TREATS ME ONE WAY IN PUBLIC AND COMPLETLY DIFFERENT WHEN NO ONE IS AROUND.  NOT LIKE A CHILD THAT IS SPOILED EITHER. A SPOILED CHILD WOULDNT SAY, TREAT, AND VIEW A PARENT AS MY DAUGHTER DOES. thanks.

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While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about.

Now as a parent, I know what I would like and hope for my child’s views to be. I do my very best to constantly keep our environment one that she is able to build those views in. I check and review my child’s school work she brings home if not every day than every other. Writing the date every so often on her papers, before placing them in the ‘big box‘ [I save it all, until the day I feel I can safely go through and keep the “keepsake” want to have for whatever reason ones. and than dispose of the large amount of daily work.(I have literally saved everything from painting with hands and feet at about year and 4 months to current and will continue) I know no matter what it’s prof should ever be a question in any way about her or I. that’s all I will say.]

Basically to ever think I just exists in my child(ren)s life is simply incorrect. I am very active and involved in it. it’s hard having  finally escaped from an abuser, give birth to my daughter. Only to end up with another abuser and finally another domestic violence thing.  I can’t begin to share the mental and emotional … simply it’s a lot, it’s hard, and this is not the post for it.

What I can tell you, now after some time my daughter has and displays characteristics of an abuser. That one sentence or statement, fact is absolutely the second hardest thing I have ever had to say, do, and come to terms with. It absolutely breaks my heart, scares me, disgusts me, and yet I completely blame myself. objectively speaking as a survivor the emotions I feel from it only confirm it that much more.  Making a negative in my personal life be a positive in my parental life, I am able to objectively look and approach [only once my personal emotions are calmed/balanced enough for me to] her. unfortunately with it directed towards me, it does no good. I don’t want it to be something she blames on herself. once again trying to make a negative be a positive now, every thing I have learned has taught me this. having being held at fault for something when really it wasn’t. is why I am so driven to ensure she has successes in life every step of the way, the paths she will and does pick.

To me, that’s unconditional tuff love. Something I feel I am very blessed having been raised with. against all odds, comments, and opinions (personal and not) my parents did.

I need to clarify that the type of abuser I am speaking of are in terms of domestic violence.

Ect.. · Health · Home & Health · Money & Budgets · Resources

Cooking Matters Store Tour

ANOTHER GREAT EVENT FROM SOLID GROUND.

Cooking Matters at the Store Tour (Lower Queen Anne)

Date: February 6, 2017

  • Time: 3pm to 5pm
  • Location: Safeway Lower Queen Anne (516 1st Ave W, Seattle, WA 98119) (view map »)
  • Price: FREE to anyone with an EBT card

Want to learn how to save money at the grocery store and buy healthier foods for your family? Join Solid Ground’s Cooking Matters for a free guided grocery store tour at Safeway in Lower Queen Anne!

During the Cooking Matters at the Store Tour, you’ll practice skills like:

  • buying fruits and vegetables
  • comparing unit prices to find bargains
  • reading and comparing food labels
  • identifying whole grains
  • sticking to your budget while grocery shopping!

At the tour you will receive:

  • $10 gift card to purchase healthy groceries of your choice (using the skills learned on the tour)
  • a FREE book full of tasty recipes and simple tips on buying healthy, low-cost foods (available in English and Spanish)

This tour is available to anyone with an EBT card.

 QUESTIONS ABOUT TOUR?

Please contact Cooking Matters Tour Leader Shana McCann at shanam@solid-ground.org or at 206.694.6731.

*** ORIGINAL SOURCE CAN BE FOUND HERE.