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,…

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PSTAA Implementation is Underway!

We know that a good education is critical for success; however, in our region, too many miss out on opportunities because of persistent, systemic inequities. We also know that over the past year, education has been severely disrupted due to the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly in terms of access, quality, and equitable supports. For these reasons…

King County Releases a New Dashboard to Help Region Track Affordable Housing Efforts

One of the stumbling blocks for collective action around affordable housing in King County has been the lack of accessible and consistent data. The new King County Regional Affordable Housing Dashboard fills that gap. This is the region’s first countywide dashboard to monitor key affordable indicators and reflects work by dozens of policy staff, data…

New PSTAA Funding Opportunity: Seeking Community Development Financial Institutions to Oversee General Child Care Facilities Fund

The Department of Community and Human Services’ Housing, Homelessness, and Community Development Division (H2CD2) is now accepting proposals from Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) or similar organizations who are interested in partnering with DCHS to oversee the General Child Care Facilities (GCCF) fund. Part of the Puget Sound Taxpayer Accountability Account (PSTAA) investment portfolio, GCCFF…

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,…