North King County Enhanced Shelter Opens

A former nursing home has taken on a new purpose: providing safe shelter for up to 60 people experiencing homelessness. On April 1, Lake City Partners opened the doors of the former Oaks nursing home on Aurora Avenue North, creating a new North King County Enhanced Shelter in Shoreline. The City of Shoreline worked in…

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New Data Dashboard Explores Coordinated Entry for All

King County’s Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) data dashboards have been a great resource for the community to learn about trends in homelessness and how well our system is performing. Now, DCHS’s Performance Measurement & Evaluation unit is excited to announce the addition of the new Coordinated Entry for All dashboard. With this new dashboard,…

Eviction Prevention and Rental Assistance Program: 2020 Data Review

In August 2020, King County created the Eviction Prevention and Rental Assistance Program (EPRAP) to assist households economically impacted by the coronavirus. EPRAP offered up to six months of rental assistance on behalf of tenants. Landlords also had to forgive any rent owed beyond six months, agree to freeze rent until April 1st 2021, and…

Inclusionary Zoning Community Discussion

King County DCHS & DLS are hosting an Inclusionary Zoning Community Discussion on March 20th, 2021 from 1:00 pm-3:30 pm. Please join us to learn more about Inclusionary Zoning and give feedback on potential local applications to increase affordable housing in Skyway-West Hill and North Highline! All community members are invited to join this important…

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Now Accepting Proposals to Establish and Manage the Community Partners Table of the Affordable Housing Committee

By: Ali Saperstein, Regional Affordable Housing Specialist King County DCHS is excited to announce a unique consulting opportunity to establish and manage the Community Partners Table (Table) of the Affordable Housing Committee (Committee). About The Table will represent the people most negatively affected by the regional housing crisis—including cost-burdened Black, Indigenous, and People of Color…

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Investment Matters: The Lasting Impacts of the Gates Foundation’s Data Driven Culture Initiative

By: Christina McHugh, Regional Housing and Homelessness Evaluation Manager Investments in data infrastructure, particularly in lean times, are not often prioritized. Yet, during the Great Recession, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation invested substantially in King County’s homelessness data analytics capacity, investments which have been sustained by the King County Council and Department of Community…