What’s in the 2014 budget?

Written by on September 4, 2013 in Seattle Housing Authority - No comments

Find out with the Resident Action Council

By Resident Action Council

The Housing Authority’s “Moving to New Ways” plan and budget decide a lot about our homes and our lives.

How many staff will work in your community next year? Will there be extra police protection? How about a social worker and case manager? How long will it take to get that sink drip fixed? Will I ever get my apartment repainted?

Guest presenters Shelley Yapp, Seattle Housing Authority’s Director of Finance will attend this month’s Resident Action Council meeting with Andria Lazaga and Beka Smith from the Asset Management department. They will give us a brief preview of the 2014 plan and budget and answer our questions:

• Where does Seattle Housing Authority get its money?

• What room is there in the plan and budget to make choices?

• How – and when – can residents influence those choices?

The Resident Action Council meetings also give opportunities to meet active Seattle Housing residents from all over the city, and find out about options for learning, training and community action.

All Seattle Housing Authority renters are invited to the Resident Action Council’s Budget Forum from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11 in the Jefferson Terrace Community Room, 800 Jefferson, next to Harborview Hospital.

Arrive early for a light lunch at 1 p.m., and stay after the meeting for a tour of RAC’s new office!

RAC has free bus tickets for transit riders and reimburses mileage for carpool drivers. Have more questions — about bus routes to Jefferson Terrace, carpooling, or needing an interpreter? Email freijacat@hotmail.com or phone 206-322-1297.

The Resident Action Council is a group of people who rent from Seattle Housing. We work together to identify and address issues that affect our communities, plan and present interesting and productive programs and work together for positive change. Join us – be part of the action!

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