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…

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…

Eviction Prevention and Rent Assistance Program: Keeping people safe and stable in their homes

Even as the number of new COVID cases in our region goes down, another crisis is looming. The economic downturn brought on by the lingering pandemic has left tens of thousands of individuals and families unable to pay rent and living on the brink of homelessness. To meet as much of this need as possible,…

New funding opportunity: Record Expungement and Collateral Financial Consequence Relief

According to the Washington State Expungement Gap study published by Santa Clara Law and the King County Bar Association, the racialized impacts of Washington State’s criminal legal system are significant: African-Americans represent 4.2% of individuals in Washington but  represent 11% of Washingtonians with a criminal record, 15% of Washingtonians with any felony record, and 22%…