Learn how to be a better landlord in police course

  • Wednesday, November 5, 2008 1:05am

Increase your knowledge, skills, and effectiveness as a landlord at the annual Crime Free Multi-Housing program for Shoreline rental managers and property owners on Wednesday, Nov. 19.

As part of Shoreline Police’s Business Watch program, this course is co-hosted by Shoreline and Kenmore Police officers, and includes topics such as:

•CPTED (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design);

•Tenant Screening, Credit and Background Checks;

•Evictions Procedures;

•What to do if there are drugs in your Rental;

•Section 8 Housing;

•Domestic Violence Awareness;

The course will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Olympic Room of the Spartan Gym located at 18560 1st Ave. NE in Shoreline.

The program is offered free of charge however, registration is required. Register by contacting officer Leona Obstler, 206-546-3636 and Leona.Obstler@kingcounty.gov or officer Gregory McKinney, 206-363-8424 and Gregory.McKinney@kingcounty.gov.

State council sponsors contest

Washington high school students with a disability have the opportunity to showcase their creativity and win a $250 Visa Gift Card in the “SILC Logo Contest.”

The Washington State Independent Living Council (SILC) is sponsoring the contest in recognition of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, which was in October.

Youth 13-20 years old who have a disability and attend high school or are home schooled in our state are eligible to enter. Logo design submissions will be accepted until 5 p.m. on Jan. 16, 2009. The winning design will become the new logo for the Washington State Independent Living Council and featured on all official announcements and letterhead.

Entries can be sent to SILC c/o Barbara Hathaway, Executive Assistant, P.O. Box 45353, Olympia, WA 98504-5343 or e-mailed to hathab@dshs.wa.gov. PDF is the preferred format for electronic entries.

The Independent Living Council advocates for independent living services and issues that impact people who have a disability. Every state is required to have an independent living council as part of the 1986 amendments to the Federal Rehabilitation Act.

Located in the Department of Social and Health Services’ Division of Vocational Rehabilitation offices in Lacey, the council monitors, reviews, and evaluates the State Plan for Independent Living and works closely with the Centers for Independent Living and other partners.

Members of the Independent Living Council will judge the entries for originality and quality.

Hopelink’s Shoreline center looking for new volunteers

Hopelink’s Adult Education and other programs are constantly looking for volunteers to give hope to people in need in Shoreline. Hopelink’s Shoreline center at 15809 Westminster Way N. currently needs volunteers to:

•Help adults learn basic reading, writing or math skills or earn a General Education Development (GED) diploma;

•Drive to deliver food to home-bound clients;

•Sort gifts, stock gifts and help as “personal shoppers” for clients in the Shoreline Hopelink’s gift room during the holidays when they come to select gifts for their children or grandchildren (days and hours vary).

Training for all volunteer positions is provided. Volunteers must be comfortable communicating in English.For more information about volunteering, please call 206-440-7300.

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