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Help Create New Affordable Housing by Joining Our Anti-Displacement Workshop Series

The Issue Skyway-West Hill and North Highline, both urban unincorporated areas bordering Seattle, have large BIPOC and immigrant communities, as well as large numbers of low-income households. Skyway has the highest proportion of African-American residents of any area in the state. These richly diverse neighborhoods have experienced rising land values and cost of housing, which…

October is Disability Awareness Month

Recognizing 2020 Disability Awareness Month

Posted on October 20, 2020 by Lilia Cabello Drain on KC Employees blog This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), signed into law in 1990 by former U.S. President George H. W. Bush. Every October we celebrate the many contributions that people with disabilities make to our community and workforce here…

Admin Staff Spotlight with Patti Gravel

Our mission at the Department of Community and Human Services is to provide equitable opportunities for people to be healthy, happy, self-reliant and connected to community. At DCHS, we manage a range of programs and services to help King County’s most vulnerable residents while working to strengthen our communities. Now more than ever, our administrative…

The faces of VSHSL’s impact in 2019: our first digital annual report

At the heart of the Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy’s (VSHSL) work is the people we serve. We are excited to share our first digital annual report that highlights the stories of individuals and families impacted by VSHSL. We are proud of our 150+ partners in 2019 and their dedication and commitment to serving…

Building a Community Information Exchange

Individuals and families often face challenges when searching for and accessing the care that they need to be healthy. Little coordination between medical, behavioral health and social service organizations can lead to individuals and families having to navigate multiple fragmented systems to find the services they need. HealthierHere, funded through the Veterans, Seniors and Human…

Building a Foundation: The First Annual Report of the Affordable Housing Committee

Last year marked the launch of the Growth Management Planning Council’s Affordable Housing Committee (AHC or Committee). The Committee of 19 elected, nonprofit, and business leaders operates under the goal to strive to eliminate housing cost burden for households earning 80% area median income and below, with a priority for serving households at or below…

New funding for Community Driven Behavioral Health in King County

Nationally, the current health system creates barriers that challenge providers and payers in providing whole person care and improving population health. According to the King County Community Health Needs Assessment 2018/2019, “People of color and low- income residents are at disproportionate risk of being uninsured and having poor health and social outcomes". Many health and…