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<br /> Human Services Advisory Commi�tee NOU � � 2015 :
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<br /> . . . Octobe.r:20, 2015 3:00 p:m...:.
<br /> ' CALL TO:ORDER:::Ryan Mclrvin,Vice�Chair, called:the meeting to order. A"quorum was present: :
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<br /> ATTENDANCE: Shannon Matson, Ryan Mclryin, Brook Dodd; Henr:y.Malphus, Chad Buechler.
<br /> Excused:Amy:Koelil, L:inda�Smith. .Absent: Leslie Anderson. Staff: Karen Bergsvik,Katie IVIcClincy, ..
<br /> Jennifer Jorge.n.son. Guest: Evelyn:Boykan, Human Services Manager for Tukwila.
<br /> 1.:: i4PPROVAL OF.PREVIOUS MINUTES:
<br /> It was moved and seconded.to:ap:prove the September Minutes as:preserited. Motion carried: :
<br /> 2: 'SOUTH KING COUNTY EMPLOYMENT AND POVERYY OVERVIEW: "
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<br /> 11lIs. Boykan ga�e a brief overview on one of:the studies done kiythe Brookings fnstitu:te. The
<br /> following excerpt from Confronting Suburban:Pov.erty:in America, May 2:0;2013, explains fheir :
<br /> philosophy_on the.topic: "The changing.ma.p.ofAmerican poverty.matters because place matters.... ..,.
<br /> :. Place intersects with:core policy issuescentral to the long-term.fiealth and stability of inetropolitan . :. :...
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<br /> areas and to.fihe economia success of individuals and families:::" " °
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<br /> Data shows a 25.%.increase in t e poyerty ra.te for South King.Cou.nty.The data also indicates ma�or .... . ..
<br /> ' . :. cities' housing stock in.the Pacific Northwest is no longer considered afforda6le.for..middle to low -
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<br /> income pop.ulations. Trends are:shouving that these.p.opulations are moving to South County,.where
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<br /> it is perceived the housing is less expensive. '
<br /> One of the human:services planners:for.Kent put together a handout related fo poverty, and it
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<br /> sfiows that.there are three drive:r.sof economic secur:i.ty=meeting basic needs;education;and,
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<br /> havin.g a:yibrant local eco.nomy.: :
<br /> Ms: Boykan thinks tliat:fo reduce poverty that it needs to be:looked at in a broader:sehse. `
<br /> - Employers.can reduce some of the hiring barriers by:incorporati"ng;job training and apprenfiiceship -
<br /> progr:arris in their hiring strategies. Government and human service entities can provide grants to
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<br /> : individuals for work force training. ScH.00ls can broaderrfheir:effortsto include family members in` :: : ;
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<br /> some of their p�ograms. Social organizations(Kiwanis, Rotary;:Chamber of Comrrierce,Soroptimists).:: :: .
<br /> - can par.tner..together to brainsto.r.m programs or.corn.bine forces to benefi.t or mentor the. :. :...
<br /> underprivileged. Economic development drives jobs and.elimina_ting barriers stimulates social
<br /> ' : recovery. There's more that can be.don.e:on a regional basis:to benefit everyone; it's a matter of .
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<br /> uttin the ri ht forums to etherfor ex anded brainstormin , alon wrXh the authorit to
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<br /> 3: : REGIONALCAPACITY:BUILDINGEFFORTS:: :
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<br /> The cities th�t participate:in the common f.undin a lication are workin Co ether on re ional : �
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<br /> ca acit build.in `There are four commiftees that:include:
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<br /> 1. : Review of the application and the questions that are asKed: :