Housing and Homelessness Advocacy Day

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About Housing and Homelessness Advocacy Day 


Each year, the Washington Low Income Housing Alliance organizes one of the largest Advocacy Days during the legislative session. On February 2, 2016, you have an opportunity to be a part of this very important day of action! 

An advocacy day is an organized event, usually at the capitol, where constituents can meet their elected officials and talk to them about policy issues they care about. We’re looking for people passionate about ensuring that everyone in Washington has the opportunity to live in a safe, healthy, and affordable home. If you attend, you and more than 600 advocates from around Washington will unite in a powerful call to end homelessness in our state. 

Are you ready to take your advocacy to the next level? Then, SAVE THE DATE for Housing and Homelessness Advocacy Day 2016

The day includes:

  • Inside information and timely updates on affordable housing and homelessness legislation.
  • Workshops on how to talk to your elected officials and be the most effective advocate possible.
  • Meetings with your lawmakers for which you’ll be armed with key messages, supporting documents and facts to help share your story.
  • And an opportunity to feel the power of a strong and growing movement for affordable housing and an end to homelessness.

Stay Tuned - registration for Housing and Homelessness Advocacy Day 2016 opens in December! 


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Volunteer for Advocacy Day!


You can make Housing and Homelessness Advocacy Day 2016 a huge success. With over 600 people in attendance, it takes a lot of volunteer energy to make Advocacy Day happen.

You can lend a hand in one of these roles during Advocacy Day:

Legislative District Leads – coordinate your district's group meetings with legislators.

Advocacy Stewards – fill a range of roles for a two- to three-hour shift, which include staffing registration and resource tables, orienting event and program locations, and handing out red scarves and programs or lunches.

We provide training and support in advance of Advocacy Day for all roles.

Interested in volunteering? Please conact Abi Velasco abiv(at)wliha(dot)org or call her at 206.442.9455 x213.

Thanks for your help!


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Scholarships, Childcare, and Transportation Assistance

We provide opportunites for Scholarships, Childcare and Transporation assistance so that everyone who wants to can attend Housing and Homlessness Advocacy Day. Please check back after registration opens in December to apply. 


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Flyers & Other Materials

Advocacy Day Packet Materials

Advocacy Day Outreach Message Guide -*coming soon

General Flyer -*coming soon

Folleto en Español -*coming soon

Flyer Calling For Volunteers -*coming soon

Legislative Advocacy Materials

Postcards for advocates unable to attend Advocacy Day

For organizations with staff and advocates unable to attend Advocacy Day. You can print and cut these postcards and have advocates fill them out and sign. Then group them by district, and bring them to Advoacy Day. We'll make sure they get dropped off with each legislative district team.

Outreach Materials

Save The Date Flyer

Advocacy Day Schedule - *coming soon

Advocacy Day Social Media Guide -*coming soon

Advocacy Day Talking Points & Messaging Guide -*coming soon

Advocacy Day Messaging Guide for Board Members -*coming soon

Capitol Campus Map

One-pagers (black & white)
Housing Trust Fund
HEN/ABD/SSI Facilitation
Medicaid Supportive Housing Services Benefit
Fair Tenant Screening Act
Truth in Evictions Reporting Act
Source of Income Discrimination Protections



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2016 Housing and Homelessness State Legislative Agenda

Coming Soon


We advocate for public policy supporting our vision that all Washington residents have the opportunity to live in safe, healthy, affordable homes in thriving communities.

The reasons for homelessness and housing instability include:

  • An inadequate supply of homes affordable to low-income households;
  • Income that is insufficient to afford a home in the private rental market;
  • Inadequate services for those who need support; and
  • Unfair barriers to accessing and keeping affordable homes.

In addition to the priorities listed below, we support efforts to raise wages so that jobs pay enough to afford a home. If more jobs paid a living wage, more workers could afford safe, healthy housing. We also support efforts to raise revenue. 

Go to our State Legislative Advocacy Page to
learn more about our 2015 State Legislative Agenda.


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Sponsor the Largest Advocacy Day Dedicated to
Affordable Housing and Ending Homelessness


Sponsors make our annual Housing and Homelessness Advocacy Day a reality. Last year, financial support from our sponsors provided the resources to bring 605 participants to Olympia to advocate for more opportunities for an affordable home for everyone in Washington!

Advocacy Day information reaches 600+ attendees, legislators from nearly every district in the state, and even more people through a robust social media presence. Sponsorship helps your organization be a leading voice at Advocacy Day.

We invite you to join us as a sponsor at one of the following levels:

Ready to sponsor? You have three options:

1. To pay by CREDIT CARD, please use this online sponsorship form.

2. To pay by CHECK, please use this online form and download this pdf of the sponsorship form, and return to us.

Thank you!

For more information on how your organization can sponsor Advocacy Day 2016, please email Kate McMullen or call her at 206.442.9455 x201.


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Thank you for making the 2015 Housing &
Homelessness Advocacy Day a success!

See you on February 2, 2016 for Advocacy Day 2016...

Check out our photo album of images from the day here.