2017 Housing And Homeless Lobby Day

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Allyship is partnering with the Washington Low Income Housing Alliance to bring LGBTQ advocates to Olympia on February 2nd. Do you care about housing and trans justice? Then join us in Olympia on February 2nd!

There will be training activities in Olympia and you will meet and chat with your representatives and senator. Lunch will be provided.

First time in Olympia? Or do you want to brush up on your grassroots lobbying skills? Allyship will provide a training on how to lobby your legislator on January 19th at 6pm. Allyship's office, 1105 23rd Avenue, Seattle, 98122.

LGBTQ Allyship's legislative priorities are:

1.Statewide Ban on Source of Income Discrimination. Currently, it is legal to discriminate against tenants who utilize SSI, HOPWA, Section 8 and other forms of income to pay their rent.
2. Oppose HB 1011 - an Anti Trans Bathroom Bill.This bill removes gender identity and gender expression from the 2006 Washington State Civil Rights bill. It prohibits transgender and gender non-conforming (GNC) individuals from using private or public bathrooms, restrooms, toilets, showers, locker rooms or saunas that are consistent with their gender identity.
3. Medicaid Housing Supportive Services Benefit. This Benefit would allow housing providers to bill Medicaid for services that would provide housing (and get communities off the streets) to residents with severe and chronic health conditions.

Other supplemental bills/budget items are:

1. Support the Housing Trust Fund at $200 million and build 5,700 new affordable homes
2. Support Document Recording Fees - These funds are the biggest supporter of homeless shelters and homeless services throughout Washington State.

Please contact our Community Facilitator at laurie@allyship.org directly if you or other community members want to fight for housing and trans justice in Olympia on February 2nd for our Housing and Homeless Lobby Day

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