PSTAA Update: New Revenue Forecast 

Sound Transit recently released updated revenue projections for the Puget Sound Taxpayer Accountability Act (PSTAA) fund. Due to delays in Sound Transit-3 (ST3)-related construction projects, the fund’s budget is being revised to reflect a significant reduction of projected PSTAA revenues between 2021 and 2029.    A sales and use tax collected from ST3 construction activity funds PSTAA. Construction…

Onsite service providers chosen for three Health Through Housing facilities

Three Health Through Housing sites moved a step closer to implementation today with the announcement of the selection of the community-based organizations that will coordinate the 24/7 onsite operations at each location. The former Holiday Inn on Aurora and the former Extended Stay America on Stone Avenue, both in North Seattle, will be operated by…

Performance Measurement and Evaluation Unit Releases Brief on Impacts of COVID-19 on the Homeless Response System in 2020

DCHS’s Performance Measurement & Evaluation (PME) unit is launching the first in a series of quarterly data briefs highlighting housing and homelessness data trends. For the Q1 2021 release, the Data Review explores the impacts of COVID-19 on the King County Homeless Response System.  For several years, DCHS has used public data dashboards to provide information on the homeless response system and its performance towards making…

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,…

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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…