Learn About the First Year of Love & Liberation’s Impacts on BIPOC Youth

The Puget Sound Taxpayer Accountability Account (PSTAA) team is proud and excited to share a report highlighting early impacts of Love and Liberation (L&L). L&L is a racial justice initiative focused on self-liberation and systems change to improve outcomes for young people of color. L&L is implemented by the Racial Equity Coalition (REC), a collaborative…

Update on the SODO Services Hub—a joint partnership to bring more people inside  

Each night in King County, more than 7,500 people sleep outside. The longer a person goes without access to shelter, the higher the likelihood the person suffers adverse health conditions, including trauma, depression and chemical dependency.   The time to act is now. The humanitarian crisis we face will stay this way and only worsen…

King County launches new programs to support immigrants

In 2021, the King County Council approved a first-in-the-nation program to help immigrants apply for documented status and citizenship. The investment of more than $16 million will help King County immigrants overcome barriers to legal status and assist those who have not been able to access federal benefits associated with COVID-19 pandemic relief. The Department of…

UPDATE: Nomination Deadline Extended for Health Through Housing Advisory Committee

The Department of Community and Human Services (DCHS) has extended the deadline to Sunday, September 11 for the inaugural Health Through Housing (HTH) Advisory Committee! Check out the nomination form here. What is the HTH Advisory Committee?The Advisory Committee will help guide current and future iterations of the HTH initiative. The committee will consist of…

988 is Now Live, King County Recommends People Still Call the Regional Crisis Line 

As of Saturday, July 16, the new 9-8-8 crisis lifeline is live. The new number replaces the existing National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and creates an easy-to-remember number nationwide for people to call for mental health emergencies. This new national line is an important step toward strengthening and transforming the crisis care continuum in the U.S. …

As the Eviction Prevention and Rent Assistance Program Transitions, King County Focuses Efforts on Evictions 

King County is transitioning to the next phase of the Eviction Prevention and Rent Assistance Program (EPRAP) that has distributed nearly $340 million in rent assistance across the county. This month, we will receive an estimated $10 million in additional funding from the Washington State Department of Commerce and plan to contract these funds to…