UPDATE: Nomination Deadline Extended for Health Through Housing Advisory Committee

The Department of Community and Human Services (DCHS) has extended the deadline to Sunday, September 11 for the inaugural Health Through Housing (HTH) Advisory Committee! Check out the nomination form here. What is the HTH Advisory Committee?The Advisory Committee will help guide current and future iterations of the HTH initiative. The committee will consist of…

Health Through Housing to Bring More Housing to the Region in the Coming Months

Health Through Housing is an initiative to rapidly acquire up to 1,600 units of affordable housing for residents experiencing, or at risk of, chronic homelessness while reducing racial-ethnic disproportionality. We’ve acquired nearly 1,000 units for at-risk and chronically homeless residents—housing that is dignified, connected, and service-enriched.  The initiative reached a new milestone last month when…

Looking back: Supporting King County’s communities in 2021

Last year, 2021, was a busy year in the Department of Community and Human Services (DCHS). Staff and community partners launched a new program to help house homeless veterans, provided a safe place to isolate and quarantine from COVID-19, moved residents into the first Health Through Housing Hotel, ran two mass vaccination sites, provided rent…

DCHS Director Names Jackie Moynahan as Interim Division Director of the Housing, Homelessness and Community Development Division 

Jackie Moynahan (she/her) is now Interim Division Director of the Housing, Homelessness and Community Development Division (HHCDD). In this role, she oversees efforts around community development, creating and preserving affordable and special needs housing, housing repair programs, and programs providing housing stability support for people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.  HHCDD is committed to increasing housing stability and developing strong communities. The division strives…

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…

Onsite service providers chosen for three Health Through Housing facilities

Three Health Through Housing sites moved a step closer to implementation today with the announcement of the selection of the community-based organizations that will coordinate the 24/7 onsite operations at each location. The former Holiday Inn on Aurora and the former Extended Stay America on Stone Avenue, both in North Seattle, will be operated by…