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Skyway-West Hill & North Highline Residents and King County are working together to Develop Anti-Displacement Strategy Recommendations

Skyway-West Hill and North Highline are richly diverse neighborhoods with 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 neighborhoods have experienced rising land values and cost of housing at a faster rate than the broader…

COVID-19 outbreak occurs at shelter site

Over the course of the month of December, 35 staff and residents of the Renton deintensification hotel tested positive for COVID-19. Guests testing positive or directly exposed to individuals who tested positive were immediately transported to one of the County’s three Isolation and Quarantine locations.  There has been routine testing at the site since those…

Awards Announcement: Learning from Community Stories – the Impacts of COVID-19

Cross post from Communities of Opportunity originally posted on the BSK Blog Cuidate|Care by Hinojos & Jimenez Art COVID-19 has increased instability and insecurity for communities across King County and exacerbated inequities in health, housing and economic stability. The rates of confirmed cases are highest among Hispanic/Latinx, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, and Black residents. Public Health – Seattle…

DCHS Is Moving Locations of COVID-19 De-intensification Shelter in SeaTac

The King County Department of Community and Human Services, in partnership with Catholic Community Services (CCS), is moving residents at the Quality Inn Shelter De-Intensification site to a new location at the Sleep Inn on International Boulevard in SeaTac. CCS will continue as the service provider to the new location, which provides 24/7 shelter to…

Spreading holiday cheer – and face masks

Greeting shoppers outside local Safeway stores, commuters exiting Metro Transit Stations, voters dropping off ballots, drivers coming through pop-up giveaway events – these are just a few of the places you may have seen King County’s COVID Health Ambassadors! They are out almost every day at locations throughout King County offering face masks and hand…

COVID-19 drives cancellation of 2021 Point in Time Street Count

As the region continues to respond to the emergency of COVID-19, and particularly planning and providing ongoing support for people experiencing homelessness, Seattle-King County’s Continuum of Care (CoC) will be taking a different approach to the annual Point in Time (PIT) Count for 2021.   Gathering large numbers of volunteers during a pandemic, typically over…