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Apply Now: $850,000 available for Housing and Recovery through Peer Services (HARPS)

The King County Department of Community and Human Services (DCHS) is pleased to release the Request for Proposal (RFP) for Housing and Recovery through Peer Services (HARPS) with funding from the Behavioral Health and Recovery Division (BHRD).  This RFP seeks a community organization to provide HARPS housing services and short-term housing bridge subsidies to people who are released from an inpatient behavioral healthcare setting such as a psychiatric inpatient setting or SUD residential treatment program.

As the year draws to a close, King County partnerships continue to open doors to new homes

This week, King County Executive Dow Constantine announced the upcoming opening for Health Through Housing: Salmonberry Lofts, a newly constructed building providing 76 units of permanent supportive housing in Seattle’s Pioneer Square neighborhood. The building will welcome the first residents later this month and is operated by Chief Seattle Club, an organization with a local…

Honoring Our Veterans Through Service  

King County Veterans Program (KCVP) is actively serving tens of thousands of veterans across King County. Currently, more than 115,000 veterans live in King County, one-fifth of veterans are in Washington state, and over 1,200 employees at King County are veterans.   On this Veterans Day, King County Department of Community and Human Services (DCHS) would…

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…

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…

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…