First $4.3M rental assistance payments stabilize 800 households in King County at risk of eviction

As scheduled, King County’s Eviction Prevention and Rent Assistance Program (EPRAP) paid its first rental assistance payments on Friday, July 16, 2021 totaling $4,373,510.21.  The payments, sent to 42 local property owners, create critical stability for over 800 households in King County who had fallen behind in rent payments due to COVID-related economic crises. Over…

King County Veterans Program launches first in the nation pilot program to house homeless Veterans

The Collaborative Case Management (CCM) Pilot Program, the first of its kind in the nation, blends federal Veteran housing vouchers with King County Veterans Program supportive services to make stable housing possible for more than 140 local Veterans. To increase utilization of federal housing vouchers to house more local Veterans, King County, the U.S. Department…

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Adaptive, Resilient, Responsive: VSHSL in 2020

2020 was a year marked with immense loss and hardship in our King County community. More than ever before, 2020 was a time to pull together – to unite in support of one another. The Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy (VSHSL) providers and partners, while faced with unforeseen challenges, did just that. VSHSL’s community…

White Center Cooling Station helps dozens of people “chill out” during local heat wave

As record high temperatures rocked King County, soaring over 100 degrees, King County opened a cooling center and overnight shelter in White Center to offer local residents respite from the heat. Located in the Top Hat neighborhood at 206 SW 112th Street, the White Center Cooling Station opened on Saturday afternoon, June 26 through Wednesday…

Get the information you need to address the nonprofit turnover tsunami

The Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy (VSHSL) is funding a King County Nonprofit Employee Engagement Survey and a Wage and Benefits Survey, administered by our partner 501 Commons, to help build stronger nonprofits in King County. The surveys will help nonprofit organizations better understand the array of influences – including wages – which contribute to…

A senior hub partnership to support rainbow elders

As the important contributions of LGBTQ+ individuals are recognized across America in celebration of Pride Month, we reaffirm our commitment to standing in solidarity with LGBTQ+ Americans in the ongoing struggle against bigotry, discrimination and injustice, and uplift important work happening in our corner of the country. In rural east King County, two Veterans, Seniors…