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Skyway-West Hill & North Highline Residents and King County are working together to Develop Anti-Displacement Strategy Recommendations

Skyway-West Hill and North Highline are richly diverse neighborhoods with large BIPOC and immigrant communities, as well as large numbers of low-income households. Skyway has the highest proportion of African-American residents of any area in the state. These neighborhoods have experienced rising land values and cost of housing at a faster rate than the broader…

Admin Staff Spotlight with Ramika Toms

Our mission at the Department of Community and Human Services is to provide equitable opportunities for people to be healthy, happy, self-reliant and connected to community. Now more than ever, our administrative staff play a crucial role in the success of our organization. The responsibilities of admins have changed with the landscape of the economy…

COVID-19 drives cancellation of 2021 Point in Time Street Count

As the region continues to respond to the emergency of COVID-19, and particularly planning and providing ongoing support for people experiencing homelessness, Seattle-King County’s Continuum of Care (CoC) will be taking a different approach to the annual Point in Time (PIT) Count for 2021.   Gathering large numbers of volunteers during a pandemic, typically over…

Turning hotels into emergency shelter

This article was originally posted on UW News. A King County initiative that moved people out of homeless shelters and into hotel rooms earlier this year helped slow the transmission of coronavirus, according to early findings from a study of the intervention. The intervention also produced other benefits to the people who were relocated, say authors of…

Building a Foundation: The First Annual Report of the Affordable Housing Committee

Last year marked the launch of the Growth Management Planning Council’s Affordable Housing Committee (AHC or Committee). The Committee of 19 elected, nonprofit, and business leaders operates under the goal to strive to eliminate housing cost burden for households earning 80% area median income and below, with a priority for serving households at or below…

Emergency Smoke Relief Shelter Extended to Friday

As wildfire smoke and other pollutants continue to contaminate the air, and air quality conditions in the region remain “unhealthy for all,” King County and the City of Seattle are again extending the Smoke Relief Shelter for people experiencing homelessness. The shelter, located at the Sodo Assessment and Recovery Center, is extended for another day.…