North King County Enhanced Shelter Opens

A former nursing home has taken on a new purpose: providing safe shelter for up to 60 people experiencing homelessness. On April 1, Lake City Partners opened the doors of the former Oaks nursing home on Aurora Avenue North, creating a new North King County Enhanced Shelter in Shoreline. The City of Shoreline worked in…

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DCHS will be updating the Insurance Provisions required for all contractors

Beginning April 15, 2021, DCHS will be updating the Insurance Provisions required for all contractors. You can find the updated provisions and a crosswalk document explaining the changes from the previous versions on the DCHS insurance requirements site. Please note, these new provisions will ONLY be required for NEW contracts effective after April 15, 2021.…

King County Launches Youth Fentanyl Overdose Prevention Campaign

With drug overdose and deaths rising alarmingly among youth, King County today launched a new fentanyl overdose prevention campaign, targeted specifically to reach young people between the ages of 14 to 18 years old. Called Laced & Lethal, the campaign is designed to teach teens about the risk of buying pills and powders potentially laced…

Eviction Prevention and Rental Assistance Program: 2020 Data Review

In August 2020, King County created the Eviction Prevention and Rental Assistance Program (EPRAP) to assist households economically impacted by the coronavirus. EPRAP offered up to six months of rental assistance on behalf of tenants. Landlords also had to forgive any rent owed beyond six months, agree to freeze rent until April 1st 2021, and…

Inclusionary Zoning Community Discussion

King County DCHS & DLS are hosting an Inclusionary Zoning Community Discussion on March 20th, 2021 from 1:00 pm-3:30 pm. Please join us to learn more about Inclusionary Zoning and give feedback on potential local applications to increase affordable housing in Skyway-West Hill and North Highline! All community members are invited to join this important…

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Now Accepting Proposals to Establish and Manage the Community Partners Table of the Affordable Housing Committee

By: Ali Saperstein, Regional Affordable Housing Specialist King County DCHS is excited to announce a unique consulting opportunity to establish and manage the Community Partners Table (Table) of the Affordable Housing Committee (Committee). About The Table will represent the people most negatively affected by the regional housing crisis—including cost-burdened Black, Indigenous, and People of Color…