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Join DDECSD at their 31st Annual Developmental Disabilities Legislative Forum

King County’s annual Developmental Disabilities Legislative Forum, hosted by the Developmental Disabilities and Early Childhood Supports (DDECSD), is marking its 31st year!   Join us on Monday, November 23, 2020, from 7:00 P.M. to 8:30 P.M. for this community conversation.   On this special evening we’ll hear stories from community members and present King County’s related legislative…

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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…

Kent Isolation and Quarantine Facility to re-open as local case counts increase

With COVID-19 case counts rising throughout the region, King County is preparing to re-open the Kent Isolation and Quarantine Facility located on Central Avenue in Kent on Nov. 30.  The Kent facility has been temporarily deactivated since earlier this summer. The I/Q facilities currently open in Issaquah and Aurora (Seattle) are still accepting admissions, but…

Eviction Prevention and Rent Assistance Program Revises Program to Increase Support for Tenants and Landlords

King County launched its Eviction Prevention and Rent Assistance Program (EPRAP) in September, offering financial help for tenants and landlords in King County impacted by the health and economic impacts of COVID-19.  Tens of thousands of local residents are dealing with illness, lost income, and unemployment – all of which leaves them in danger of…

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Creating Accessible Virtual Meetings, Part 2: Meeting Participation

Written in partnership with Elizabeth Ralston, MPH, Consultant This is part 2 of the series we began with tips for marketing and planning logistics for accessible virtual meetings. In light of October's Disability Awareness Month and the continuing needs of the community, we are sharing these resources to encourage folks to be more inclusive in…

­King County Elections and Department of Community and Human Services Election Day partnership

This blog was originally posted on King County Employee News blog On Nov. 3, King County Elections conducted the largest Presidential election in its history, amidst the backdrop of a global pandemic. As can be imagined, Election employees had been preparing for this day for months.  Elections formed a great partnership with the Department of…

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

Here at the Department of Community and Human Services we are thankful every day for the service and sacrifice of King County’s veterans, servicemembers and their families. In honor of Veterans Day, Leon Richardson, Deputy Director of our Adult Services Division and administrator of the King County Veterans Program (KCVP) shares a message to thank…