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…

An Equitable Development Initiative is Coming to King County

King County is starting the process to create a community planning workgroup to support the development of the new King County Equitable Development Initiative (KC EDI)! We are looking for King County residents like you to help shape this initiative. For background, in 2021 a coalition of Black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) led…

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…

EPRAP continues to make a difference in communities across King County, take a look at the numbers  

Over the course of the pandemic, King County helped tens of thousands of renters avoid eviction and stay in their homes with our Eviction Prevention and Rent Assistance Program (EPRAP). Since its inception, the program paid $298 million in payments to 33,482 households. As of today, 6,228 households are assigned to a provider to complete…

New Funding Opportunity: $5 million to support equitable, community-driven affordable housing in the Skyway-West Hill (SWH) neighborhood 

King County Department of Community and Human Services (DCHS) is excited to announce a new funding opportunity for community-driven affordable housing projects located in the Skyway-West Hill neighborhood (SWH). The Skyway $5 million Fund for Affordable Housing Requests for Proposals (RFP) is now open!   This RFP is the result of years of community organizing. Skyway advocates worked with King County Councilmember Girmay Zahilay to successfully secure $5…

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…