Community Resource Center Updates – June 21, 2021

In this week’s Community Corner newsletter:

Eviction Moratorium Extended Until September 30: Seattle has extended a moratorium on residential, nonprofit, and small business evictions through September 30, 2021. This three-month extension will ensure the City can provide the cash rental assistance and housing support that is critical to stabilizing the community as it reopens. For rental assistance from King County, the Eviction Prevention and Rental Assistance Program (EPRAP)’s Tenant Pool is still
open for applications. For more information and resources, check out the City’s Renting in Seattle website. The new
Renter’s Handbook makes the rental process, and the rights and obligations of the rental community, clear
and accessible. Tenants who receive an eviction notice during the moratorium should contact the Renting in Seattle hotline at (206) 684‐5700 or go online to submit a complaint.

New Workshops for SMC Clients: The Community Resource Center is excited to announce a new pilot workshop
initiative with Seattle Goodwill to offer workshops in a wide range of topics to help court participants move forward in health, employment, and stability.

  • Finding the Right Job for You: Help students explore jobs that are a good fit for their skills and interests as well as jobs that meet labor market needs.
  • Applying with a Conviction History: Help individuals with a criminal background successfully apply for employment.
  • Healthy Living: Provide students with tools, techniques, and ideas to manage stress and make informed decisions to improve everyday health and wellness.
  • Making Your Money Count: Provides strategies and information to set money goals, manage money, use credit, and make a budget.
  • Navigating Community Resources: Help students build skills for self-advocacy and gain a clear understanding of community resources available in their local communities.

Each workshop is two to three hours in length, and can be offered in-person at the CRC or remotely. Participants will receive a $25 Goodwill gift card upon completion. To register for the workshops or to learn more, please email Merlin.Morales@seattle.gov or call (206) 684-9291.

AAHAA Beds Available: AAHAA Supportive Housing currently has 2 male beds and 3 female beds for individuals in need of housing. AAHAA is a community of men and women in recovery. AAHAA provides case management, individual counseling, food, phone, internet service, and more. For more information, call (253) 246-1613 or email Case Manager Zach Renzetti at zachaahaa@gmail.com.

KC Libraries: All King County Library locations are set to reopen for in-person services in July, allowing residents to pick up holds, browse, use computers, print, and get help from staff. Learn more.

Seattle Histories: The Seattle Department of Neighborhood’s new storytelling project, Seattle Histories, highlights the places, people, and events that have shaped the history of Seattle’s communities. Each piece, created and told by community members, emphasizes experiences, communities, and stories that have not been prioritized in mainstream media or have been left out of the historical narrative.

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