Posts Categorized: General

Julie Hankins on Low-Barrier Shelter

Below is an email from Julie Hankins, Olympia City Council, to the ENA regarding her stance on the low-barrier shelter. —- Brad, I understand from some of your neighbors that at your neighborhood meeting tonight people were claiming I held a position that supported putting a proposed homeless shelter in the Eastside neighborhood. That is… Read more »

Madison Elementary Construction

Below is a message from Dick Cvitanich, superintendent of Olympia School, concerning Madison Elementary. Thank you to New Bridge Church for being willing to help out! Please feel free to send any comments for Mr. Cvitanich to me at, and I can coalesce all comments into one email. Thanks, Brad Archbold Interim ENA President

Response Re: Homeless Assistance Funding

The response below is to an email from a concerned ENA resident concerning funding of the Low Barrier Shelter vs. rapid rehousing: Hi, nice to hear from you! The HOME Bd did not vote to ‘defund’ rapid re-housing agencies, instead we gave rapid rehousing money to two providers with a good history of providing the intensive… Read more »

ENA Response to People’s House Shelter Proposal

To: Interfaith Works Thurston County Home Consortium Olympia City Council Coalition of Neighborhood Associations Thurston County Commissioners The Olympian Editorial Board To Those Concerned, The Eastside Neighborhood Association (ENA) Board was deeply concerned to first learn about the proposed location for a “low barrier” shelter at 1011 10th Avenue from an article in The Olympian… Read more »