SECTION 8 WAITING LIST LOTTERY OPEN ENROLLMENT
WHEN: Opens Wednesday, February 12 at 7am; closes Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at 4pm
WHAT: King County Housing Authority (KCHA) will accept applications for potential placement on its Section 8 (rental assistance) waiting list for a two-week period in February. Apply for FREE through www.kcha.org/lottery only.* One application per household; there’s no advantage to applying on the first day as applications are chosen randomly by computer after February 25.
*(Note: If anyone requests money or your personal information to guarantee you a spot, please report them to the Fraud department: 206.214.1353.)
1) Head of household must be 18 or older.
2 ) Household contains at least one or more:
- Person with a disability
- Person 62 years or older
- Child under 18 years of age
3) Household is low income if:
- income = <30% area median income
- experiencing homelessness
- living in subsidized housing
- rent & utility costs = >50% of income
4) In most cases, the household cannot currently live in government subsidized housing.
MORE INFO/TO APPLY: From February 12-25, visit www.kcha.org/lottery.
NAVIGATING FEDERAL RÉSUMÉS & APPLICATIONS
WHEN: Wednesday, February 12, 2020, 9:30am-12:30pm
WHERE: WorkSource Auburn (2707 I St NE, Auburn, WA 98002)
WHAT: Interested in working for the Federal Government?
- Learn about the process of seeking and competing for a Federal job
- Understand a Federal Job announcement
- Discuss the required steps through the entire Federal hiring procedure
- Receive guidance on creating a strong applicant profile and federal résumé.
TENANT SERVICES DROP-IN CLINIC
WHEN: Every 3rd Wednesday (except holidays), 5:30-7:30pm
WHERE: Solid Ground (1501 N 45th St, Seattle, WA 98103)
WHAT: Drop in for an informative Rent Smart workshop geared to renters facing issues that could result in eviction (presented by Solid Ground & the Tenant Law Center of Catholic Community Services).
1) Pre-eviction notices
2) Lease terms
4) Court process
5) Order of limited dissemination (overview)
Attorneys will address the following issues in 10-minute sessions:
1) Housing subsidy terminations
4) Lease terms
MORE INFO: Visit solid-ground.org/tenant for more info on tenant rights in Washington state. Can’t drop in? Solid Ground’s Tenant Counselors provide advice on Washington state landlord/tenant law via our Tenant Services message-only line, 206.694.6767. Call with your questions during current message line open hours, M & Th, 10:30am – 1:30pm, PST, and they will respond as soon as possible.
WHEN: Four Thursdays, February 20 – March 12, 5:30-8:30pm
WHERE: Seola Gardens (449-401 SW 109th St, Seattle, WA 98146)
WHAT: Are you or your clients frustrated by their financial situation or stressed out by their debt? Have you tried to set a budget but then your spending patterns don’t change? Do you want to support your clients in meeting their goals but have trouble helping them get there? Refer them to the YWCA’s FREE financial education classes, Money Mechanics, in White Center! This series offers financial workshops for anyone who feels like their finances could use a “tuneup,” especially anyone who is low-income, unemployed, currently or recently homeless, or tired of getting paid and just days later wondering, “Just where did that money go?”
Participants will get support while learning more about:
- Unmasking the mysteries of credit
- Debt management
- Making your dollar stretch each month (budgeting!)
- How to make banking work for you
- Goal setting and your personal values
- Saving and investing
- …and much more!
These classes are open to anyone 18 and over. Food and childcare provided free on site!Transportation assistance is available. Participants may be eligible to receive up to $50 for completing the class!
REGISTRATION REQUIRED! For more information or to register, participants can contact Constance at 206.336.6977 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
HORIZON AIR RECRUITMENT EVENT
WHEN: Tuesday, February 25, 2020, 10am-2pm
WHERE: Airport Jobs Office at SeaTac Airport (17801 International Blvd, Room 6626, SeaTac, WA 98158 – on the Mezzanine Level, Room 6626 – far N end above Alaska Airlines ticketing counters)
WHEN: Horizon Air is hiring Ground Service Agents ($15/hr + benefits). Key responsibilities include baggage and cargo handling, aircraft marshaling for takeoff and gate approach, and deicing. Must work outdoors in all types of weather.
Things to know before you arrive:
- Please bring your résumé
- Ability to work flexible schedules which include weekends & holidays
- Must be at least 18 years old with a high school diploma or GED equivalent
- Authorized to work in the U.S. (citizenship or legal work status without the need for Visa sponsorship)
- Have good customer service and communication skills
- Valid driver’s license with good driving record
- A passport or Enhanced Driver’s License (EDL), if hired, at the time of badging for customs clearance
- Able to lift up to 50 lbs.
- Able to work outdoors in all types of weather
JOB & RESOURCE FAIR
WHEN: Saturday, February 29, 2020, 11am-3pm
WHERE: Northshore Fire Dept (7220 NE 181st St, Kenmore, WA 98028 free parking)
WHAT: All ages and experiences and industries are encouraged to attend and network with employers, who will be looking to fill full- and part-time administrative, IT, healthcare, public safety, and other positions. Bring your résumé and dress professionally.
PCC CENTRAL DISTRICT JOB FAIRS
WHEN: Various dates from February 27 – April 6, 2020
WHERE: Douglass Truth Branch – The Seattle Public Library (2300 E Yesler Way, Seattle, WA 98122)
WHAT: Join PCC at one of our upcoming job fairs. Meet with our hiring team about full- and part-time positions at our Central District location, opening this year. Applications will be accepted from candidates ages 16 and over.
- Thursday, February 27: 10:30am – 1:30pm
- Saturday, March 14: 10:30am – 1:30pm
- Thursday, March 26: 10:30am – 1:30pm
- Saturday, April 4: 10:30am – 1:30pm
- Monday, April 6: 3:30 – 6:30pm
PCC Community Markets is Seattle’s original – and the nation’s largest – certified organic, community-owned food market. We’re a passionate community that believes in the power of good food and the potential of good people; a place where the best of the Northwest comes together, from the produce we stock to the people we hire – and we’re now hiring at multiple Seattle-area locations.
⇒Competitive wages ⇒Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance ⇒Paid vacation and sick time ⇒15% staff discount ⇒Free membership in the co-op ⇒Reduced rate on ORCA cards ⇒Retirement plans ⇒Free PCC Cooks classes
QUESTIONS/MORE INFO: Please do not hesitate to connect! Contact Alyssa Moore, Recruiting Specialist at Alyssa.Moore@pccmarkets.com or 206.717.6527.
** ONGOING OPPORTUNITIES & RESOURCES **
WA STATE PAID FAMILY & MEDICAL LEAVE
WHAT: New Washington state legislation means Paid Family & Medical Leave is available when you need time off to care for yourself or a family member. There are three main types of paid leave available: Medical Leave, Family Leave, and Military Leave. Each one is related to a different type of “qualifying event” – the thing that happens to you or a family member that qualifies you for paid leave.
FAMILY MATTERS CLINIC FOR LGBTQ+ FAMILIES
WHEN/WHERE: Ongoing; meeting times and locations are set when families are matched with attorneys
WHAT: QLaw Foundation supports all of the ways that our community makes families. We serve parents who are low income, QTPOC, formerly incarcerated, trans/nonbinary, poly, immigrant/refugee, and/or living with disabilities. We have no limitations based on citizenship or income level.
The Family Matters clinic for LGBTQ+ families in King County is a full-representation clinic for:
- people who are parenting, but who don’t have legal recognition of their role
- families recognized under Washington law who want an adoption or parentage order just to be safe
- families parenting kids from their partner’s prior relationship
- parents not married to the kids’ other parent who want to make sure their relationship with the children is protected in a worst-case scenario
- families with three or four (or more!) people parenting children who want to make sure each parent has legal recognition
MORE INFO: Contact email@example.com or 206.483.2725.
WA GET PROGRAM OPEN ENROLLMENT
WHEN: 2019-2020 enrollment runs through May 31, 2020
WHAT: The Guaranteed Education Tuition (GET) program is Washington state’s 529 prepaid tuition program that helps families save today for future college costs. It offers a guarantee tied to in-state tuition prices, backed by state law. It also offers tax benefits, flexible payments and a nationwide choice of colleges. GET provides families the opportunity to start saving for future college costs while their children are young. While GET account values keep pace with in-state tuition, beneficiaries have the freedom to follow their ambitions wherever they choose, as GET can be used at nearly any public or private university, community college, or technical school in the country.
MORE INFO: The unit purchase price is $121. GET’s website offers details, charts, planning tools and answers for questions that families may have about the program. Washington residents who want to help a student save for future education costs can open a GET account online with no enrollment fee.
CONTACT: GET Contact Center staff at GETInfo@wsac.wa.gov or 800.955.2318.
COMCAST INTERNET ESSENTIALS
WHAT: Comcast’s Internet Essentials program is the largest, most comprehensive, and most successful broadband adoption program in the nation. It provides low-cost internet ($9.95/month) to low-income families and individuals within the Comcast service area.
Eligibility: To qualify, applicants simply need to show they participate in one of more than a dozen different government assistance programs, including: ⇒Medicaid, ⇒Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and ⇒Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Comcast also accepts applications from households that: ⇒have a student eligible for the National School Lunch Program, ⇒live in public housing, ⇒receive HUD Housing Assistance (including Section 8 vouchers), or ⇒participate in the Veterans Pension Program, as well as low-income seniors in select pilot markets.
HAS YOUR FAMILY LOST ACCESS TO TANF?
If you were kicked off TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) due to:
- sanctions that led you to be permanently disqualified OR
- the 60-month limit, and you and your family are currently homeless
… you are again eligible for TANF, due to changes in the law effective July 28, 2019.
To reapply for TANF, you must submit an application either in person, by mail, or online. Visit washingtonconnection.org for an online application, or bit.ly/dshs-offices for a list of DSHS offices throughout the state.
If you’re being denied these new benefits, here are some legal support resources:
- King County residents: Contact Solid Ground’s Benefits Legal Assistance: 206.694.6742.
- Residents outside of King County: Contact CLEAR Legal Hotline: 1.888.201.1014.
OPEN ORIENTATION FOR CULINARY ARTS PROGRAM
WHEN: Every Tuesday, promptly at 9:30am
WHERE: FareStart (700 Virginia St, Seattle, WA 98101). Ring the buzzer at the Virginia Street entrance for receptionist.
WHAT: FareStart is a free culinary training and placement program. Our job placement rate is currently 90%! No referral or appointment needed; simply attend an orientation to get started.
- 16 weeks of hands-on culinary training in working professional kitchens
- Coaching to become successful in your work and help finding a job
- Support services for personal needs, including housing assistance
QUESTIONS? Visit the FareStart website or contact them at 206.267.6218.