November 2011

In This Issue
Gala & Auction Recap
Thanksgiving at McDermott
Volunteer Shout-Out!
Gossett Place Full
Advocacy Day in Olympia

Help End Homelessness

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LIHI's Gala & Auction a Success!


On October 28th, LIHI hosted its annual Gala & Auction at the Hyatt Olive 8 in downtown Seattle. It was an evening to remember - full of good friends, wonderful food, and celebration of LIHI's 20th year. The event raised over $224,000 for LIHI's supportive services and the Urban Rest Stop. Thank you to all of LIHI's generous sponsors and supporters!


-Sharon Lee


Executive Director, LIHI


During Raise the Paddle, the enthusiastic audience showed their support for LIHI.


Sharon Lee (center) with LIHI board members Melinda Nichols, Pearl Leung, George Waters, and Marian Yearby.


The Meadowbrook Children's Choir performed a beautiful and inspiring South African freedom song for the audience.


Sharon Lee with Congressman Jim McDermott and Constituent Liaison Juan Martinez.


Sharon Lee honored six long term LIHI staff members: Ronni Gilboa, Jill Davies, Lillian Beltran (not pictured, award accepted by Zena Dodson), Beth Sherdell, Christine Connolly, and John Syverson.


King County Council Chair Larry Gossett and his wife, Rhonda, enjoy the performance of the Meadowbrook Children's Choir.


The Dessert Dash, a highlight of the evening, raised much needed funds for the Urban Rest Stop. Grace Kim snagged the chocolate bomb, donated by LIHI staff member Tony Williams.


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Thanksgiving at McDermott Place


On November 21, Congressman Jim McDermott joined the residents of LIHI's McDermott Place for a delicious and festive Thanksgiving dinner, thanks to a generous donation from the Columbia City Lion's Club. The wonderful gourmet meal included turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, salad and pumpkin pie.


McDermott Place provides permanent supportive housing to formerly homeless men and women, including many veterans. During the evening, Congressman McDermott met with many of the residents and heard their stories. He spoke about his own family's experience with homelessness, and stressed how important it is for everyone to have access to affordable housing.


Congressman McDermott with resident Josie Duby.



McDermott Place residents enjoy the good food and the great company!


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Volunteer Shout-Outs!


This month, LIHI would like to recognize the Garfield High School KEY Club! Leaders of this active group have been involved in our annual Gala & Auction for several years now. Jessica Lee did a fantastic job this year recruiting a large group of volunteers who enthusiastically helped with all aspects of this busy event, including some very heavy lifting of live auction items like a flat screen TV and barrels of wine!



LIHI is excited that we can always count on Garfield High School KEY Club members, and we thank them for their years of service!


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Gossett Place 100% Occupied!



LIHI is pleased to announce that our newest building, Gossett Place, is now 100% occupied and leased-up. Gossett Place is located in Seattle's University District and provides 62 units of permanent supportive housing for homeless individuals and couples, with units set aside for veterans and young adults. Residents will pay 30% of their income for rent.


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Advocacy Day - January 20th



What better way to celebrate the New Year than by taking a stand for change? On January 20th join the Washington Low Income Housing Alliance and thousands of other advocates and community leaders for Housing and Homelessness Advocacy Day in Olympia. Let our elected officials know that they need to fully fund the Housing Trust Fund, and we will not tolerate more cuts to the services that homeless and low-income citizens depend upon! Click here to register and find more information.


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