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Investment Matters: The Lasting Impacts of the Gates Foundation’s Data Driven Culture Initiative

By: Christina McHugh, Regional Housing and Homelessness Evaluation Manager Investments in data infrastructure, particularly in lean times, are not often prioritized. Yet, during the Great Recession, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation invested substantially in King County’s homelessness data analytics capacity, investments which have been sustained by the King County Council and Department of Community…

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King County announces Severe Weather Shelter

In advance of freezing temperatures and forecasted snow, King County is opening a Severe Weather Shelter in Seattle. The Department of Community and Human Services will offer 25 additional shelter beds in the King County Fourth and Jefferson Building 420 4th Ave. Seattle, WA 98104. King County’s Severe Weather Shelter will be open Tuesday night,…

Join us! King County Nonprofit Employment Survey community convening session

Join us to learn about the King County Nonprofit Employment Survey launching this spring! A Countywide Nonprofit Wage & Benefits Survey and an Employee Engagement Survey will help build a stronger nonprofit community in King County. Funded through the Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy (VSHSL) and administered by our partner 501 Commons, the surveys…

Serving compassionately: making an impact in communities during COVID-19

Elisha, Horacio and Lisa of Plateau Outreach Ministries (POM) in Enumclaw, an organization funded by the Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy (VSHSL), have been busy spending their days compassionately serving their community, adapting services throughout the COVID-19 pandemic to make sure their community members’ most critical needs are being met. POM is the central…

Supporting survivors of human trafficking through collaboration and community experts

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the lives of everyone in King County, the United States and around the world. National and local leaders have encouraged individuals to stay home to slow the spread of COVID-19 and protect themselves and their communities. The pandemic has caused major economic disruptions, disconnected many from community resources and support…

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…