Family Child Care Facilities Request for Proposal Round Two Delayed until Fall 2022

The Housing, Homelessness and Community Development Division (HHCDD) of King County's Department of Community and Human Services (DCHS) is delaying the release of the second round of the Family Child Care Facilities Fund (FCCFF) Request for Proposal (RFP), anticipated to release this month. The funding is now scheduled to be released in the Fall of…

As the Eviction Prevention and Rent Assistance Program Transitions, King County Focuses Efforts on Evictions 

King County is transitioning to the next phase of the Eviction Prevention and Rent Assistance Program (EPRAP) that has distributed nearly $340 million in rent assistance across the county. This month, we will receive an estimated $10 million in additional funding from the Washington State Department of Commerce and plan to contract these funds to…

Kent Isolation and Quarantine Site Will No Longer Serve Guests Next Week 

King County Department of Community and Human Services announces that the Kent Isolation and Quarantine (I&Q) site will no longer serve guests, starting Monday, June 13, 2022.  As of today, the building has stopped accepting referrals. With relatively stable COVID-19 hospitalization and death rates, King County made the decision to transition to a more traditional…

King County Announces Funding Awards for Two Affordable Housing Projects in Skyway-West Hill

King County Department of Community and Human Services (DCHS) is pleased to announce awards to develop two new affordable housing projects in the Skyway-West Hill neighborhood (SWH). Following years of community organizing, $5 million was successfully secured in King County’s 2021-22 Biennial Budget in the Housing and Community Development Fund to directly address displacement and…

King County Announces Funding For Two Partnerships Aimed at Advancing Equitable Access to Education Through King County Promise

King County’s Department of Community and Human Services (DCHS) is excited to announce two funding awards for King County Promise (KCP), a program model designed to develop a comprehensive student support model, helping historically underserved young people to obtain postsecondary credentials. KCP is a public-private partnership engaging local K-12 school districts, Community Based Organizations (CBO),…

King County Awards Funding to 11 School Districts to Extend Critical Program Addressing Youth Mental Health

Washington youth are experiencing a mental health crisis. COVID-19 has exacerbated underlying issues felt by young people, including anxiety, depression and suicidal ideation. Over the past two months, national experts and senior officials have sounded the alarm. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) ‘issued a warning on teen mental health.' The United States…