Time: 7:00 PM
Date: Wednesday, December 2
Location: Zoom videoconferencing
We are excited to once again host a virtual monthly meeting! This will be the first of several meetings on the topic of homelessness.
Please join Marcia Wright-Soika (Executive Director of Family Works), Jerred Clouse (Executive Director of ROOTS Shelter), and the Northlake Nicklesville Tiny House Village for a virtual town hall meeting on Wallingford and homelessness.
We will explore what specific advocacy groups are doing well to support our community experiencing homelessness, and how we can most effectively engage and support those experiencing homelessness to build relationships and cultivate community.
Submit your questions in advance via email at email@example.com. The questions will be asked by our moderators. We will also be taking questions from attendees during the meeting.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Registration is presently limited to 100 participants. The Zoom service is available as an application for computers, as an app for iPhones or Android phones, or as a webpage in a browser. Please configure your device before the meeting to ensure your participation.
FamilyWorks continues to provide services during the coronavirus crisis. The Family Resource Center is closed and the food bank is operating with outdoor walk-up distribution. See their Coronavirus Response page and their Our Continued Response to Coronavirus message for more information.
Wallingford Community Senior Center
The Wallingford Community Senior Center is closed but continues essential services to connect to seniors. There will be a new Call-in Support Group on Wednesday April 1 at 11 AM. They offer check-in phone calls for seniors to stay connected. See their last email message for more details.
Suggestions for coping with the coronavirus crisis are available on the How to Keep Busy While Practicing Social Distancing page. Beware scams (about COVID-19) popping up to get your money or your information by phone calls, email messages, and text messages!
We are glad to report that the City of Seattle has reached an agreement with Nickelsville residents of the Northlake Tiny House Village that will allow residents to stay in place through June 1. See the City and Northlake Tiny House Village residents reach agreement announcement, and the Nickelsville will stay in Northlake tiny house village until June; city agrees, citing coronavirus article in The Seattle Times for more information.
1:30 – 3:00 PM
Seattle First Baptist Church
1111 Harvard Ave
Join Senator Jamie Pedersen, Representative Frank Chopp, and Representative Nicole Macri for a town hall meeting.
- Get an update on the 2020 Legislative Session.
- Share your comments, concerns, and questions.
More information is available from the Representative Macri.
Time: 7 PM.
Location: Room 202 of the Good Shepherd Center, 4659 Sunnyside Ave N.
- Welcome and Call to Order.
- Summary of the Wallingford Community Council (WCC) Board Retreat by President Jennifer Ring-Perez.
- Update on the Northlake Tiny House Village by Ted Hunter.
- Liaison with City Councilmembers by Vice President Glenn Singer.
- Update on the Dunn Lumber HQ Expansion project by Greg Hill.
- Update on public use agreements for Waterway 20 on Lake Union by Ted Hunter.
- Upcoming Member Survey by President Jennifer Ring-Perez.
- Good of the Order. (Anything people want to bring up.)
Update: Reprieve for Residents of the Northlake Tiny House Village
Residents of the Northlake Tiny House Village received great news on Thursday December 5 when City of Seattle officials announced they would reverse the deadline to vacate that was set for Monday December 9. The Northlake village will be allowed to remain open until at least the end of March 2020 (as planned). Read the Seattle Times story published December 5.
Thank you to all who have donated! The residents of the Northlake Village are still in need of specifics items for weathering the cold – coats, gloves, hand warmers and socks – as well as canned food and paper towels. We invite you to bring your donated items to the Northlake village directly (you can leave the items at the locked gates). If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
In March 2018, the Wallingford Community Council (WCC) warmly welcomed the new residents of the Northlake Tiny House Village for a two-year stay. WCC members placed a welcome sign at the village (which remains) and helped prepare the site for the residents. Since, members have visited often to serve meals and volunteer and helped to lay gravel for much-needed walking paths. Several Northlake village residents have also participated in the monthly WCC meetings throughout their stay.
Since its opening, we have not experienced any problems with Northlake village residents, contrary to some news reports and rumors. We have fully expected the village to remain through the two-year stay as planned when it first opened in Wallingford, and we have no objection to it staying open through its term. We express no opinion on the conflict between Nickelsville, LIHI and the Human Services Department.
We are deeply committed to helping current and future Northlake village residents, as well as the people and organizations that are supporting those experiencing homelessness in this city and region.