Community Resource Center Updates – September 27, 2021

In this week’s Community Corner newsletter:

Government Agencies/Public Sector Career Fair: Today, Tuesday, September 28, from 10 AM – 1 PM, join WorkSource’s free Virtual Job Fair for Government Agencies/Public Sector to chat one-on-one with employers and present your resume. Come and meet as many employers as possible. Many local, state, and federal government agencies are looking to increase their staffing. To attend the event, you must use a device capable of viewing content (computer or video device). Participants are urged to import their resume or have one ready to take advantage of this event. Contact your local WorkSource for resume assistance or join a virtual Resume & Cover Letter Workshop or worksourcewa.com.

To register, create an account on Brazen. For more information, contact Christine Simpson at csimpson@esd.wa.gov.

Free Zoom Event: The Importance of Fathers During the Perinatal Period (And Beyond): On Wednesday, September 29, from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM, a free virtual event will highlight ways that fathers feel left out during the perinatal period across different spectrums, the importance of the father-infant relationship, the risk factors that contribute to declining mental health, and suggestions to promote the father relationship and the impact on child development. Register here.

Seattle Eviction Moratorium and COVID-Related Protections Extended Through January 15, 2022: The Mayor’s executive order protects residential and commercial residents from eviction and modifies additional relief measures related to utility assistance. The state is requiring landlords to offer payment plans to tenants who have fallen behind on rent during the pandemic, working to set up a program offering free attorneys to low-income tenants facing eviction and offering relief grants of up to $15,000 to landlords under certain conditions. Residential tenants who receive an eviction notice during the moratorium should contact the Renting in Seattle hotline at (206) 684‐5700. For individuals or households needing rental assistance, apply for King County’s Eviction Prevention and Rental Assistance Program (EPRAP) or view RHAWA’s list of rental resources. For questions, call the EPRAP team at (206) 263-3481.

Metro Transit Service Changes Coming October 2: Metro Matters blog has information regarding new routes, timing, links to more information, and more and can help riders understand the new changes. Metro’s service change page covers all route changes and restorations in English, Spanish and Chinese, as well as a video that briefly describes what’s happening.

Honoring and Recognizing Seattle’s Latinx Community: In celebration of Latinx Heritage Month, the Department of Neighborhoods is hosting a series of profiles and stories to honor and amplify the people, businesses, organizations, and projects connected to Seattle’s Latinx community. The stories include historic figures, current leaders, Latinx owned businesses, and organizations that serve as an integral part of Seattle’s past, present, and future. Read more on the Front Porch Blog.

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