Join us at the 2021 King County Behavioral Health Legislative Forum on Dec. 7th!

in us online on Tuesday, December 7th, 2021, from 5:30 - 8:00pm. The event is free and open to all. Registration is open now, and the event is less than two weeks away!

Rising to the Challenge: Affordable Housing Committee Progress in 2020

The King County Affordable Housing Committee (AHC or Committee) 2020 annual report was released today, providing a snapshot of regional progress made last year to advance housing affordability solutions. In a year marked by housing instability and uncertainty brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, this advisory body of 19 elected, nonprofit, and business leaders marched…

PSTAA Update: New Revenue Forecast 

Sound Transit recently released updated revenue projections for the Puget Sound Taxpayer Accountability Act (PSTAA) fund. Due to delays in Sound Transit-3 (ST3)-related construction projects, the fund’s budget is being revised to reflect a significant reduction of projected PSTAA revenues between 2021 and 2029.    A sales and use tax collected from ST3 construction activity funds PSTAA. Construction…

Over $82 million rent assistance paid to date to keep individuals and families safely housed

Another $9.4 million went out the doors of the Eviction Prevention and Rent Assistance Program (EPRAP) last week, bringing the new total to $82.7 million so far in 2021. This is in addition to more than $37 million paid to support households throughout King County in 2020. Community providers and county staff continue to work…

Veterans Day: Our sincere gratitude for King County’s veterans

On Veteran’s Day each year we have the opportunity to honor veterans, servicemembers and their families and to speak up for those who put their lives on the line for their fellow Americans. Veteran’s Day is an important day to remember and share our appreciation for the sacrifices veterans have made and continue to make.…

Record week supports 840 households and distributes over $10 million in rent payments as community partners and EPRAP staff serve homes and families countywide

By Leo Flor Director, King County Department of Community & Human Services Leo Flor Director, Department of Community & Human Services The Eviction Prevention and Rent Assistance Program (EPRAP) continues to accelerate rent payments for individuals and families through King County, thanks to extraordinary efforts by community partners and county staff. Their work, in collaboration…