The Neighborhood House Board of Directors stands behind policies and investments that support the health and well-being of low-income people and communities. Specific 2021 legislative measures and agenda include the following.
- Connecting with clients and staff to define equitable COVID recovery and creating opportunities for clients to demand an equitable recovery.
- Fair Start for Kids Act. Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP) entitlement to 185% of poverty. 10% increase in vendor rate on top of restored 6% increase to ECEAP to grow the number of slots for children in Washington.
- Decriminalize Commercial Tobacco. Addressing systemic racism in the enforcement of commercial tobacco control.
We support the priorities of the following advocacy groups across Seattle, King County, Washington, and the US.
- Seattle Human Services Coalition
- Youth Development Executives of King County
- Seattle-King County Coalition on Homelessness
- Black Lives Matter Seattle-King County
- Washington State Community Action Partnership
- Early Learning Action Alliance
- Washington Low Income Housing Alliance
- Governor’s Equity Policy Package
Other advocacy and legislative measures supported by Neighborhood House:
- Supporting progressive state revenue in Washington
- Calling on Washington state to prioritize COVID vaccines for elderly adults
- Calling on Congress to include all families in the next COVID stimulus
- Passing JumpStart Seattle legislation for progressive city revenue
- Decriminalizing Seattle
- Rescuing child care subsidies with CARES funding
- Adopting equitable budget policies to rebuild from pandemic
- Ending homelessness sweeps in Seattle
- Addressing and protecting the needs of early learning during COVID-19
- Instating eviction moratorium in Washington during COVID-19
- Banning the sale of flavored vaping products to youth in Washington