Racial Equity Performance Data and Technical Assistance

This webpage contains information, training materials, and resources related to racial equity performance measurement in homeless crisis response systems.

Resources and Materials

Racial Equity Data

Equitable Access Workshop Series

In the Equitable Access Workshop series, attendees will have the opportunity to explore equitable access; how to measure it and how to use the framework to improve program strategies. Each workshop will cover a different topic and attendees can expect to hear from Commerce Staff, outside experts, and, most importantly, each other as we delve into the topic. These workshops will be recorded, have an accompanying toolkit, and have dedicated office hours for attendees to discuss equitable access with the workshop facilitators. The workshops series is designed for all Balance of State (BoS) grantees though the applicability of the varying workshop topics may range role to role. Anyone in the BoS (leads, subs, direct service providers, etc.) are welcome to join any workshop. Read more information on the Equitable Access workshop series, including full descriptions for each workshop.

If you have any questions or comments, please reach out to the Equitable Access Workshop facilitator Makela Alem at Makela.Alem@Commerce.wa.gov.

Workshop registration

  • Workshop: What is Equitable Access?
    • Date: November 16th, 2023, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. PT
  • Workshop: Equitable Access Data Literacy
    • Date: January 11th, 2023, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PT
  • Workshop: Unlocking Your Community’s Data
    • Date: January 25th, 2024, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. PT
  • Workshop: Racial Equity in Goal Setting
    • Date: February 22nd, 2024, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. PT
  • Workshop: Strategies for Equitable Access Part One
    • Date: Rescheduled and combined with the April 16th workshop.
  • Workshop: Strategies for Equitable Access Part Two
    • Date: April 16th, 2024, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. PT
  • Workshop: Strategies for Equitable Access Part Three

Workshop materials

Access past workshop materials and recordings (on Box).


Makela Alem, Racial Equity Performance Specialist
Email: Makela.Alem@Commerce.wa.gov
Phone: 564-669-3792

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