Where we live impacts our economic opportunities, health care, educational access and civic power. Even in states where LGBTQ individuals enjoy civil rights, housing discrimination, high rates of youth and senior homelessness, disproportionately impacted by rising costs of housing and lack of culturally competent housing and homeless services are challenges faced by Washington and King County LGBTQ individuals.
We need strong communities and organizations challenging LGBTQ implicit bias in housing and homelessness systems, policies and practices. LGBTQ Allyship started building LGBTQ housing leaders 3 years ago with our LGBTQ Housing Leadership Institute and House of Queer Housing conference. We recognize the strength in building impacted and allied leaders using a strong anti-oppression, intersectional (race, class, gender, age, gender identity, ability, immigrant or housing status and sexual orientation) lens in advocacy and systems change.
LGBTQ Allyship presents House of Queer: Rebuilding Community conference on Saturday, Dec. 1, from 10am to 3pm at Kent Lutheran Church, 336 2nd Ave S., Kent WA 98032. This conference is free and a light breakfast and lunch will be provided for registered attendees.
Accessibility information: Wheelchair accessible, door close to parking lot, parking lot across from church, request of attendees to be scent free, some parts will be video recorded, workshops will have mics for better hearing.
To register and for more program details, visit http://allyship.org/programs/housing-justice/2018-house-of-queer/
2018 HOUSE OF QUEER
This year our 2018 House of Queer conference sets the foundation for a bigger vision of community building and organizing around LGBTQ housing issues in South King county (SKC). Our keynote panel Includes city officials and state senators in SKC sharing how local government is addressing housing concerns, especially for LGBTQ residents. We will also feature LGBTQ SKC leaders sharing the lay of the land around faith communities, homelessness, activism/community building, business, direct services, housing and civic engagement.
LGBTQ South King County residents will receive a $30 stipend to be part of an LGBTQ Housing Listening Session/Focus Group around LGBTQ housing challenges and solutions. Your feedback will manifest in a South King County LGBTQ Housing report.
Other workshops include a LGBTQ-centered renter's right and best practices in advocacy training as well as a panel of housing developers on best practices to working with community to address marginalized community displacement. Lastly we have a presentation of the 2018 Aging in Community: LGBTQ Inequities in Senior Services and Housing report on key findings and next steps. This fabulous workshop is a partnership between GenPride and Allyship.
The conference will end with a Call to Action where you will learn of concrete ways you can make a difference in housing affordability and housing discrimination in South King and Seattle.
Allyship wants to thank our sponsors who have made this conference possible, accessible and free!
Sponsors include: Seattle Foundation, Pride Foundation, Amerigroup Washington, Washington Low Income Housing Alliance, UFCW 21, Seattle Children's Hospital, MLK Jr County Labor Council, Capitol Hill Housing, Molina Health Care, SEIU 1199NW, Homesight, Nexus Youth and Families, Multi-Service Center, Housing Development Consortium, U.T.O.P.I.A. Seattle, White Center Community Development Association, and Verity Credit Union.
Courtesy of LGBTQ Allyship
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