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View Our Interactive DCHS COVID-19 Response “A Year in Review Timeline”

We were the first A little over a year ago, King County became the first U.S. epicenter of an unprecedented global pandemic that robbed us of over 550,000 human lives in this country alone. Many know people affected by the disease. And some of us remember those among the more than half-million who died from…

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…

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…

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…

Eviction Prevention and Rental Assistance Program application deadline announced: Dec. 4, 2020

The King County Eviction Prevention and Rental Assistance Program will close all tenant and landlord interest forms to new entries on Friday, December 4, 2020 at 5 pm Pacific Standard Time. The application deadline is being put in place in order to allow time to process tenants and properties ahead of the December 30, 2020…