Rising to the Challenge: Affordable Housing Committee Progress in 2020

The King County Affordable Housing Committee (AHC or Committee) 2020 annual report was released today, providing a snapshot of regional progress made last year to advance housing affordability solutions. In a year marked by housing instability and uncertainty brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, this advisory body of 19 elected, nonprofit, and business leaders marched…

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…

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Celebrating our first year of PSTAA implementation

This month, the Puget Sound Taxpay Accountability Account (PSTAA) celebrates its first year of implementation. The PSTAA team is thrilled to share about some recent milestones as well as some upcoming opportunities!

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…

Meet ASD’s new division director

The Department of Community and Human Services’ Adult Services Division (ASD) administers the Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy (VSHSL), RCW 73.08 veterans relief fund and King County general funds. Through collaborative partnerships with local agencies and community organizations, ASD serves King County's veterans, servicemembers and their families; older adults and their caregivers; and resilient communities by providing services focused on: housing stability, financial…

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…