Eviction Prevention and Rent Assistance Program Revises Program to Increase Support for Tenants and Landlords

King County launched its Eviction Prevention and Rent Assistance Program (EPRAP) in September, offering financial help for tenants and landlords in King County impacted by the health and economic impacts of COVID-19.  Tens of thousands of local residents are dealing with illness, lost income, and unemployment – all of which leaves them in danger of…

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Creating Accessible Virtual Meetings, Part 2: Meeting Participation

Written in partnership with Elizabeth Ralston, MPH, Consultant This is part 2 of the series we began with tips for marketing and planning logistics for accessible virtual meetings. In light of October's Disability Awareness Month and the continuing needs of the community, we are sharing these resources to encourage folks to be more inclusive in…

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Join DDECSD at their 31st Annual Developmental Disabilities Legislative Forum

King County’s annual Developmental Disabilities Legislative Forum, hosted by the Developmental Disabilities and Early Childhood Supports (DDECSD), is marking its 31st year!   Join us on Monday, November 23, 2020, from 7:00 P.M. to 8:30 P.M. for this community conversation.   On this special evening we’ll hear stories from community members and present King County’s related legislative…

Veterans Day: Our deepest gratitude for King County’s veterans

Here at the Department of Community and Human Services we are thankful every day for the service and sacrifice of King County’s veterans, servicemembers and their families. In honor of Veterans Day, Leon Richardson, Deputy Director of our Adult Services Division and administrator of the King County Veterans Program (KCVP) shares a message to thank…

Coming soon: KCVP Seattle is moving to Northgate

The King County Veterans Program (KCVP) Seattle office will be relocating from Belltown to Northgate in December 2020. A relocation to Northgate helps KCVP expand outreach efforts to diverse communities and creates a new service access point for north-end residents. The upcoming Northgate facility will be accessible by vehicle, Metro Bus and future Link Light…

Turning hotels into emergency shelter

This article was originally posted on UW News. A King County initiative that moved people out of homeless shelters and into hotel rooms earlier this year helped slow the transmission of coronavirus, according to early findings from a study of the intervention. The intervention also produced other benefits to the people who were relocated, say authors of…