Community Events & Announcements

Registration is open to Join Poverty Action at the Capital!


This Martin Luther King Jr. Day, join Poverty Action members from across the state as they demand a more just Washington state. You will have the opportunity to:

  • Meet with your lawmakers
  • Share your story
  • Take Action to expand social services and fund education
  • Joint the fight to erase unfair debt traps

Your are the experts and the heart of Poverty Action Networks fight to end poverty in Washington state.  When you collectively come together you affect lawmakers’ decisions as they begin the legislative session.  Don’t miss out!

For more information about this event or to volunteer your help, contact Statewide Poverty Action at

Date:  Monday, January 16, 2017
Time:  9 am – 3:30 pm
Location:  St John’s Episcopal Church, 114 20th Ave SE, Olympia, WA  98501

Statewide Poverty Action Network will provide free transportation form Solid Ground*, breakfast and lunch.  Childcare and interpreter services are available upon request with RSVP.  Teens and children are encouraged to join the day in Olympia.

* Bus leaves Solid Ground (1501 N. 45th St, Seattle, WA  98103) at 7:15  a.m.  Additional pick-up points for pre-arranged groups will happen from Seattle and Yakima.

Seattle Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher waitlist lottery to open February 6

On Monday, February 6, 2017, Seattle Housing Authority (SHA) will open a lottery for 3,500 places on a new waitlist for the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program, formerly known as Section 8. These vouchers provide rental assistance for people with low incomes to rent homes owned by landlords in the private market.

Registration for the lottery will be available online only, and will be open from 8 a.m. on February 6, 2017 until 5 p.m. on February 24, 2017, Pacific Time.

Registration is only available at, not at any other website. Registration is free; if any website asks for money to complete registration it is not the correct site. The only way to safely register and avoid misleading websites is to type into an internet browser.  Learn more>

Seattle United for Immigrant and Refugee Families:  Citizenship Workshop

The City of Seattle and community partners will offer an assortment of free legal services and information for immigrant and refugee families.  Learn more>
Date: Friday, January 20, 2017
Time: 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Location:  McCaw Hall at Seattle Center