Now Accepting Proposals to Distribute and Deliver Diapers Across King County

RFP Release date: 1/20/22 APPLY NOW on ZoomGrants Deadline to apply: March 3, 2022 I. RFP Overview The King County Department of Community and Health Services (DCHS) is pleased to release this Request for Proposal (RFP) for Diaper Delivery. As families in King County continue to confront economic hardships prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic, this…

New Funding Opportunity: $5 million to support equitable, community-driven affordable housing in the Skyway-West Hill (SWH) neighborhood 

King County Department of Community and Human Services (DCHS) is excited to announce a new funding opportunity for community-driven affordable housing projects located in the Skyway-West Hill neighborhood (SWH). The Skyway $5 million Fund for Affordable Housing Requests for Proposals (RFP) is now open!   This RFP is the result of years of community organizing. Skyway advocates worked with King County Councilmember Girmay Zahilay to successfully secure $5…

Strong community effort disburses $74M in rent assistance in November and December to bring 2021 total payments over $148M

Thanks to dedicated work on the part of local community-based agencies and King County staff, Eviction Prevention and Rent Assistance Program (EPRAP) payments for rent assistance accelerated in November and December, preventing eviction and possible homelessness for thousands of individuals and families at risk due to COVID-related health and financial challenges.   Total expended from January-December 2021 was $148.8 million. Including EPRAP support…

Temporary overnight sobering support shelter opening in Yesler Building

Stepping in to fill a critical need, the King County Yesler Building will provide a temporary home for King County’s Sobering Support Shelter beginning Friday evening, January 7. The shelter will be overnight only from 5 p.m. to 8 a.m. seven days a week, providing health-supervised shelter for up to 35 people per night. King…

New Auburn Isolation and Quarantine Site Opens as Omicron Cases Rise  

As the highly infectious Omicron variant spreads at a rapid rate across the state, and cases in King County tripled from the highest peak seen previously in the pandemic, we expect a continued upward trend in January. King County urges people to prepare and take the necessary precautions to slow the spread, and as part of the overarching effort by the County to help reduce transmission and keep our hospital beds available for people with acute…

The past year: VSHSL in 2021

As 2021 comes to a close, the Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy (VSHSL) is thankful for our funded partners and their unwavering dedication to serving King County's communities. VSHSL's partners continued to support the people they serve through the COVID-19 pandemic: providing emergency support, assisting with vaccination efforts and for some, transitioning back into…