Making Things Work: March Edition
Welcome to the March edition of our resident newsletter! As we bid farewell to winter and eagerly anticipate the arrival of spring, there's much to look forward to in our vibrant community. In this month's newsletter, we'll highlight upcoming events, share important updates, and celebrate the spirit of community that binds us together. Stay informed and engaged with all that our community has to offer.
Our proposed PHA Annual Plan and MTW (Moving to Work) Supplement, effective July 1, 2024, is available for public review and comment:
  • Click HERE to view the draft Plan and Supplement.
  • View the recording of the meeting discussing the MTW Supplement HERE.

Written comments on all documents may be submitted during the public comment period by mail (Everett Housing Authority, PO Box 1547, Everett, WA 98206, Attn: Chris Neblett), or via email to or to

The Housing Authority’s Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing to receive public comments on the plan documents on Monday, March 25, 2024, at 12:00 PM. Please visit our news item here as information about joining the hearing will be posted on our website March 15, 2024.
Women's History Month
Women's History Month began as a smaller "Women's History Week" on March 7, 1982, and was later petitioned by the National Women's History Project to become a month-long celebration. The month of March officially became Women's History Month in 1987 and gives us the opportunity to acknowledge the historical contributions of women in the United States. International Women's Day is observed on March 8.  

Learn more about Women's History Month here.
Free Tax Resources
AARP Tax-Aide
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide provides free tax assistance with several preparation options now through April 15. Access to the different types of taxpayer assistance varies in each locality. You can also choose to prepare your tax return yourself, with coaching from one of their IRS-certified tax counselors or receive access to free self-preparation tax software. Most Tax-Aide locations are in local libraries and community centers. Click here to find a location near you!

IRS Free File Guided Tax Preparation Options

If your adjusted gross income (AGI) was $73,000 or less, review each provider’s offer to make sure you qualify. Some offers include a free state tax return.

Use the IRS Free File Lookup Tool to narrow your list of providers or the Browse All Offers page to see a full list of providers. After selecting one of the IRS Free File offers, you will leave the website.

What you'll need:
  • Income statements like W2s or 1099s
  • Adjustments to income
  • Dependent and spouse information, if applicable
  • Prior Year AGI or Prior Year Self-Select PIN

What does "Free" in IRS Free File mean?
As long as you meet the eligibility criteria for the IRS Free File provider’s offer you selected, you must not be charged for the electronic preparation and filing of a federal tax return. Some IRS Free File providers do charge a fee for state tax preparation. Any state tax preparation or non-qualifying fees must be disclosed on the provider’s IRS Free File landing page.
Housing Scams: How to Spot Them
Recently, an EHA client was contacted by someone via text message claiming to be their Certification Specialist. In this text exchange, the scammer asked for hundreds of dollars or the client would be removed from "the program."

EHA Certification Specialists will never make such a request, especially via text message. If you receive such a message, please forward onto your Certification Specialist via email.

If you are ever unsure of a request, please email your Certification Specialist.
Save the date! The 2nd Annual Snohomish County Senior Resource Expo is being held March 26 from 10AM-2PM at the Hotel Indigo Everett Waterfront (1028 13th St., Everett, WA). This event saw almost 1,500 visitors last year and offers tons of information and resources. Register here and learn more about the event on their website!
Upcoming Events in the Community
  • Library Events - Multiple dates for families - View Calendar here
  • Through March 23: Everett Museum of History presents Art & Artifacts - Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday | 1PM-4PM | Van Valey House (2130 Colby Ave, Everett) | Suggested donation: $5 Adults, $2 Student
  • March 9: Swedish Pancakes made by Norwegians - 8AM-11AM | Everett's Sons of Norway Lodge (2725 Oakes Ave, Everett)
  • March 15: Imagine Children Museum Presents: Community Access Night - 5PM-9PM | Imagine Children Museum (1502 Wall St., Everett) | All families with children ages 1-12 are invited to play together with their interactive exhibits! Cost is FREE!
  • March 17: Everett Farmers Market "Get Ready Markets" - 10:30AM-3PM | Find the well-loved farmers market in its standard location on Wetmore between Hewitt and Pacific for a couple of pop ups before their season kick off on Mother's Day / May 12.
  • March 19: WA Data Bootcamp Info Night - 3:30PM-6:30PM | The Lab at Arlington (404 N. Olympic Ave, Arlington) | Interested in boosting your current skills and background with data? Find out how at the WA Data Bootcamp Info Night! Drop in to this FREE event to Learn more about the WA Data Bootcamp program (free to eligible participants); Network with staff, teachers, and students; and explore a fast-growing, well-paid career opportunity! Learn more about the program here!
  • March 21: Everett Art Walk - 5PM-8PM | View the Map here
  • March 26: 2nd Annual Snohomish County Senior Resource Expo - 10AM-2PM | Hotel Indigo Everett Waterfront (1028 13th St, Everett) | Free to attend
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