Preventing eviction and homelessness: Rental assistance available to help individuals and families stay housed through COVID-19 crisis

Thousands of people across King County have lost jobs or seen wages sharply reduced in the devastating wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Unable to pay rent, many are now at high risk of eviction and homelessness. A new program offered by King County may be able to help. Eviction prevention and rent assistance The King…

Masks, hand sanitizer and more: a COVID-19 supply store for homeless service providers

In March, to help prevent and slow the spread of COVID-19, King County (Department of Community and Human Services and Public Health-Seattle & King County), City of Seattle and United Way of King County joined forces to solve a critical problem that many of our communities’ homeless service providers were facing, a shortage of sanitation…

What to Expect Staying at a King County Isolation and Quarantine Center

King County continues to offer community members a safe place to isolate, quarantine and recover from COVID-19. A new video shows what guests can expect.

HOW TO HELP SLOW THE SPREAD OF COVID-19 AMONG PEOPLE LIVING HOMELESS

This blog was originally posted on Public Health Insider. People experiencing homelessness are particularly vulnerable to outbreaks of infectious disease. COVID-19 is the most recent and deeply concerning example of that threat. For a population with higher levels of underlying health conditions, less access to resources necessary to stay healthy, and a greater likelihood of…

FareStart Steps Up to Feed More Community Members During COVID-crisis

FareStart is providing more prepared meals than ever to make sure people in our community impacted by COVID-19 or experiencing food insecurity don’t go hungry. FareStart’s emergency meal program delivers thousands of meals daily to more than 100 sites, including King County’s isolation and quarantine centers.

King County joins with Harborview Medical Center to open COVID-19 recovery site

From King County Executive press release on March 21, 2020 Summary King County has joined with Harborview Medical Center to repurpose Harborview Hall to serve as an 45-bed COVID-19 recovery site primarily focused on helping the most vulnerable in our community. Story In a continuing effort to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus in…