Family Child Care Facilities Request for Proposal Round Two Delayed until Fall 2022

The Housing, Homelessness and Community Development Division (HHCDD) of King County's Department of Community and Human Services (DCHS) is delaying the release of the second round of the Family Child Care Facilities Fund (FCCFF) Request for Proposal (RFP), anticipated to release this month. The funding is now scheduled to be released in the Fall of…

King County Announces Funding Awards for Two Affordable Housing Projects in Skyway-West Hill

King County Department of Community and Human Services (DCHS) is pleased to announce awards to develop two new affordable housing projects in the Skyway-West Hill neighborhood (SWH). Following years of community organizing, $5 million was successfully secured in King County’s 2021-22 Biennial Budget in the Housing and Community Development Fund to directly address displacement and…

An Equitable Development Initiative is Coming to King County

King County is starting the process to create a community planning workgroup to support the development of the new King County Equitable Development Initiative (KC EDI)! We are looking for King County residents like you to help shape this initiative. For background, in 2021 a coalition of Black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) led…

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…

King County Processing Remaining EPRAP Applications and Conducting Audit of Payments

Leo Flor, Director of the Department of Community and Human Services Since 2020, the Department of Community and Human Services (DCHS) and a broad coalition of community organizations have distributed $318.5 million in payments to thousands of households across King County as part of the Eviction Prevention and Rent Assistance Program (EPRAP). The size and growth…

EPRAP continues to make a difference in communities across King County, take a look at the numbers  

Over the course of the pandemic, King County helped tens of thousands of renters avoid eviction and stay in their homes with our Eviction Prevention and Rent Assistance Program (EPRAP). Since its inception, the program paid $298 million in payments to 33,482 households. As of today, 6,228 households are assigned to a provider to complete…