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Imagine Housing Virtual Lunch and Learn Webinar 9-17-2020

Imagine Housing
21. Sep 2020
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Imagine Housing Virtual Lunch and Learn Webinar 9-17-2020

  1. Our mission is to develop affordable housing, build welcoming communities, and foster vibrant futures. Our vision is an Eastside with interconnected and welcoming communities where all people can live, learn, work and play
  2. Housekeeping • This webinar is being recorded • Submit your questions into the Q&A box • Please take a minute to answer the survey we’ll email you after the webinar Villette Nolon President & CEO Jen Boone Community Engagement Programs Manager Aubrey White Donor Engagement Assoc.
  3. Agenda • Welcome • Video • Affordable Housing Needs • How Imagine Housing Meets the Eastside Need • Our Response to COVID-19 • Future Plans • Get Involved
  4. Alex & Ana
  5. What is Affordable Housing? On the Eastside, 36% of renters and 29% of homeowners are “housing cost burdened,” spending more than 30% of their income on housing expenses. 17% of Eastside renters and 12% of homeowners are “severely cost burdened”, which means they spend more than 50% of their income on housing.
  6. Cost of Housing = Homelessness McKinsey & Company’s 2017 analysis found a 96 percent statistical correlation between the region’s rent increases and the increase in homelessness, a finding echoed by Zillow Research analysis Median rent in Bellevue is $2,8001 – affordable to households earning $112,000 or more. 244,000 additional homes needed by 20402 According to a cost of living study published by The Council for Community and Economic Research on the second quarter of 2019, Seattle was ranked as the seventh most expensive urban area in the U.S. to live in. 1 https://www.zillow.com/bellevue-wa/home-values/ 2 King County Regional Affordable Housing Taskforce Final Report, March 2019
  7. Example Wages in King County Seniors on Social Security: $16,092 ($1,341/mo) Restaurant Workers: $19,300 ($1,608/mo) Baristas: $20,000 ($1,666/mo) Retail Sales Associates: $29,000 ($2,416/mo) Administrative Assistant: $38,000 ($3,167/mo) Social Workers: $56,600 ($4,716/mo) County Financial Analyst: $61,000 ($5,083/mo) Teachers: $63,000 ($5,250/mo) Sources: Indeed.com; Payscale.com; Glassdoor.com
  8. The Eastside • 34% of East King County households pay over 30% of income towards rent • To afford the average 1bd rent of $2,107 in Bellevue a household must earn 85K annually or $41/hr • A single parent needs to make $49/hr to afford the $2,214 average rent for a 2bd apt in Kirkland. • Median price for a single family home on the Eastside is over $1 million dollars. Source:
  9. Challenge: Local Gap Financing ARCH Funding • 15 cities, 2018 population: 501,215 • 2012-2017 average annual investment: $4.7 million • Per capita annual investment: $9.38 City of Seattle Office of Housing Funding • 1 city, 2018 population: 730,400 • 2017 investment: $93.44 million • Per capita 2017 investment: $127.93 Source:
  10. Housing is a Social Justice Issue • 7% of residents identify as black • Of those, 72% are renters and 1 in 11 have been evicted • 66% identify as white • Of those, 37% are renters, 1 in 100 have been evicted In King County… During COVID-19… 42% of black households have been unable to pay rent compared to 8% of white households. Sources:
  11. Our Solution
  12. Dedicated to Eastside Housing • 1987: Founded by members of St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church in Bellevue • Originally St. Andrew’s Housing Group • 2009: Began Supportive Services Program • 2011: Became Imagine Housing Andrew’s Arms, 1992 18 units Pastor Jim McEachran & Darcy Johnson
  13. Eastside’s Leading Non-Profit Affordable Housing Developer • Permanent affordable housing with supportive services • 639 households; over 1,400 residents; 470 children & youth under 18 years old • 6 Eastside cities of high opportunity • Average Rent: $627/month • Average Income: $25,347
  14. Build Welcoming Communities and Foster Vibrant Futures We believe everyone deserves a safe, healthy, affordable home and we provide homes for our community’s most vulnerable residents. We provide on-site supportive services, giving all our residents the chance to thrive.
  15. Basic Needs • Household items and toiletries available • Helps maintain dignity even when money is tight Community Programming • Educational (financial literacy classes) • Social (community dinners, movie nights) • Celebrations (holidays, birthdays) • Resident-centric based on community needs Referrals • Rent & utility assistance • Behavioral health care • Food boxes/fresh produce • Transportation • Child care • Employment assistance Case Management • Work with resident to identify goals • Job preparation • Financial stability training • Legal assistance • Community connections • Substance abuse • Housing stabilization Our Programs
  16. Establishing Community Our community rooms provide space for a vital part of our supportive services program: • Community meals are a great way for residents to develop friendships, build community, and feel a sense of security in their home. • Community activities provide residents with educational opportunities and creative fun. • Examples include: Bingo night, yoga, mommy and me groups, and holiday programming.
  17. Who we serve 272 Seniors 88 Veterans 133 Single parents 470 Children 245 Formerly homeless households 244 People with disabilities 335 Households earning under $20,000/year 49% Person of Color
  18. Building Stability & Self-Sufficiency
  19. COVID-19 Response Highlights
  20. Supportive Services Team Eunice Gonzaga Nellie Fishburn Sara Petruska Traci Lockhart Murray Jacobs Zana Mcleish William Kenick Jay Brown Sarah Bilgic Ruben Rivera-Jackman
  21. Community Partnerships Plus 70 More!
  22. Leadership Team Sue Bliven Director of Finance Villette Nolon CEO Troy A. Drawz Director of Re-Development Rick Toney Chief Operating Officer Ruben Rivera-Jackman Director of Supportive Services Allen Dauterman Senior Real Estate Developer
  23. Future Plans
  24. Our Goals for the Future •Provide homes for an additional 1,200 individuals •1,000 total units by the end of 2022
  25. In Construction: Capella at Esterra Park • Groundbreaking in December 2019 • 261 affordable apartments with studio, one and two bedroom units • Onsite YMCA Early Childhood Development Center for 125 children up to 5 years old • Next door to Microsoft and two blocks from future Overlake Village Light Rail Station • Bellevue School district, near shopping and services
  26. In Development: Samma • Located in Bothell • 76 affordable apartments for seniors over 55 yrs old • Next door to Northshore Senior Center • Near shopping and services
  27. Get Involved
  28. • Volunteer • Donate • Advocate • Attend an Event • Venture Philanthropy • Follow us on social media Get Involved! •Introduce others to Imagine Housing •Read our newsletter to stay up to date
  29. Help deliver fresh food to our communities! Farms for Life • Tuesdays 3pm in Bellevue Plateful • Tuesdays 9am • Trader Joes – Redmond Email Riley Medeiros at rileym@imaginehousing.org or sign up online at www.imaginehousing/get-involved/volunteer Volunteer Opportunities
  30. We are offering gift cards in lieu of gifts due to COVID-19. It is our goal to provide each household member with a $25 gift card to celebrate the holiday season this year. • Adopt a property or donate gift cards • To sign up www.imaginehousing.org/holiday- gift-program or email Riley Medeiros at rileym@imaginehousing.org Holiday Gift Program!
  31. Emergency Rental Assistance Fund (RAF) Minimum of $300,000 needed to support households unable to pay rent because of COVID-19 • Over $200,000 raised to date • Provided support to over 100 households totaling $111,000 • Donate at www.imaginehousing.org/donate/ • Contact Regina Meyer at reginam@imaginehousing.org for more information
  32. Re-Imagined Virtual Auction We have re-imagined our October 3rd gala to virtual beginning 09/26 – 10/3 • Bid on exciting packages • Purchase a Party Pack to host your own Roaring 20s house party, with dinner, cocktails, and props included! • Tune into our livestream on Oct 3rd from 5-6:30 to bid, hear from residents, and support affordable housing from the comfort of your own home! • Register here https://one.bidpal.net/imaginehousing/welcome
  33. Questions?

Hinweis der Redaktion

  1. This is the welcome video – hover over the slide and click the play button
  2. Food delivered through partners such as Hopelink, local school districts, Chicken Soup Brigade, Wandering Table Catering, YMCA, municipal partners and others Volunteers help with food and basic need deliveries 1400 masks have been distributed and delivered to all residents
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