April 10 2008 Ycabc Minutes

Yakima County Asset Building Coalition Meeting
April 10, 2008

Present: Bill Stevens, Rosemary Sanchez Allen, Sylvia Martinez, Michele Besso, Matthew Solomon, Steve Hill, Kim Tully, Bruce Tabb.

Matthew Solomon reviewed last month’s minutes. An addendum was added which stated that “Mario from the Catholic Diocese will attend the June meeting”. Motion made, seconded and passed to accept the minutes.

AARP Tax Preparation Update:
Bill distributed a document showing the number of e-files made from the various areas from year 2002 to 2007. We need to start in January to let people know about the opportunity available to them for e-file help.

We should look for some funding that would help with the infrastructure for this program. We need to look at what worked and what should be done differently. We will suggest to Tracy that we have a meeting the third week of May to reflect on the EITC process this year and how it worked.

Finance Committee:
Suggestions from this committee included:
 YCABC pursue start-up funds which would prepare us for the IDA program.
 We pursue Yakima Valley Community Foundation to work with us as a charitable contributor. They have a website where we may be able to have a link for people to find YCABC and our promotions. Kim Tully will check with them to see if they would consider being a charitable sponsor.
 List out funding needs for the first year.

Kim will be working on a grant to submit to YVCF. She is open to input from anyone with helpful information to include in the grant proposal.

Sue Pitman is working in another program at EPIC so she will not be able to continue her membership in the Coalition.

Other Business:
 Northwest Community Land Trust – There may be some grants available through this program.

June 4-5- Asset Building Conference in Yakima.
June 12 – Mario Villanueva will join us to discuss IDAs.

Next meeting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m., May 8th, in EPIC’s Fireside Room.

Respectfully submitted,

Ann Goebel
Administrative Assistant