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Do you want to have a voice on decisions related to renter assistance and eviction prevention?

Apply to join the Eviction Prevention and Rent Assistance Program Advisory Committee King County is recruiting to fill nine positions on a new advisory board being formed to provide input to policy, procedures and protocols for rental assistance and eviction prevention programs and services. The advisory committee will provide valuable first-person experience and perspective to…

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Adaptive, Resilient, Responsive: VSHSL in 2020

2020 was a year marked with immense loss and hardship in our King County community. More than ever before, 2020 was a time to pull together – to unite in support of one another. The Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy (VSHSL) providers and partners, while faced with unforeseen challenges, did just that. VSHSL’s community…

Meet Carina: the platform that connects you to quality care for your loved ones

Carina, a partner of the Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy, authored the below blog to share information about their online platform that helps connect older adults and people with disabilities in King County to the critical caregiving that they need. Imagine an online platform that connects families and individuals to the care support they…

Meet ASD’s new division director

The Department of Community and Human Services’ Adult Services Division (ASD) administers the Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy (VSHSL), RCW 73.08 veterans relief fund and King County general funds. Through collaborative partnerships with local agencies and community organizations, ASD serves King County's veterans, servicemembers and their families; older adults and their caregivers; and resilient communities by providing services focused on: housing stability, financial…

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Recovery Month Art & Poetry Contest Announcement! Submissions due August 20th.

National Recovery Month, which is celebrated in September every year, is approaching soon. In preparation, King County Behavioral Health and Recovery Division (BHRD) has announced its Recovery Art and Poetry Contest. This year’s theme is “Recovery is for Everyone: Every Person, Every Family, Every Community."

Thank you for your dedication to ASD and King County

The Department of Community and Human Services (DCHS) is lucky to be home to many employees dedicated to serving the King County community. One such employee who we are grateful dedicated her time and talents to DCHS is Scarlett Aldebot-Green, the Director of the Adult Services Division (ASD). Friday July 16th was Scarlett's last day…

First $4.3M rental assistance payments stabilize 800 households in King County at risk of eviction

As scheduled, King County’s Eviction Prevention and Rent Assistance Program (EPRAP) paid its first rental assistance payments on Friday, July 16, 2021 totaling $4,373,510.21.  The payments, sent to 42 local property owners, create critical stability for over 800 households in King County who had fallen behind in rent payments due to COVID-related economic crises. Over…