The 29th annual Conference on Ending Homelessness (COEH) welcomed more than 500 folks from the housing justice world earlier this month in Spokane. The Resident Action Project was there in full force, joined by direct-service providers, housing developers, funders and elected officials.
Although coming from different aspects of the housing and homelessness world, the COEH purpose was clear: To build skills and share resources to see housing justice become a reality in our state.
More than 37 sessions were offered to participants across the 1.5 day event, with session topics ranging from the need to have an equity approach to coordinated entry to decolonizing systems to landlord mitigation and everything in between. Sessions were hosted by dozens of parts to the Housing Alliance (to see the full Housing Alliance Member List, click here).
RAP hosted a workshop on the second day on building power for statewide change, and RAP Steering Committee leader Mindy Woods co-hosted a session previewing the 2020 legislative agenda for the Housing Alliance. PDF versions of all presentations that used slides will be added to wliha.org in the coming days and we’ll post a link to them in our upcoming newsletters.