Posts categorized under Homelessness Archives - Office of the Mayor

City Allocates Over $19 Million in COVID-Related Funding to Rental Assistance and Homeowner Support

Investments Include Launch of New Effort to Provide Homeowner Counseling and Homeowner Stabilization Funds   Thousands of families expected to receive direct financial support  Seattle(September14, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announced the allocation ofmore than$19 million inCOVID-19 Relieffunding to provide housingassistancefor low-income households economically impacted by COVID-19.As the City continues to distribute rental assistance in 2020, the… [ Keep reading ]

Due to Unhealthy Air Quality, Emergency Smoke Shelter to Remain Open Until Tuesday Morning; Beaches, Boat Ramps, Parks, and Playfields Remain Closed Through Monday

City of Seattle COVID-19 Testing Sites to Temporarily Close Monday, September 14 Seattle(September 14, 2020) – The City of Seattle is continuing to work with partners across the region to monitor and respond to the dual health crises of COVID-19 and wildfire smoke. The City is currently experiencing somehazardous levelswith… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Announces up to $11.6 Million in Funding for Homeless Service Providers to Help Cover COVID-19 Costs in 2020

The City of Seattle expects to invest nearly $150 million in 2020 to support people experiencing homelessness during pandemic Seattle(September9, 2020) –Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announcedup to$11.6 millionin funding for shelter, day-centers, and permanentsupportivehousing to help pay for costs incurred during the initial phases oftheCOVID-19 response and to maintain higher-level services… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Announces Bold Action to Invest in 600 Apartments for Homeless Individuals in Response to COVID-19 Public Health Crisis

Office of HousingAcceleratesSeattle Housing LevyFunding toSupportProven,Long-term Solution to Homelessness Seattle (August12, 2020) –Tobring more people insideduring apublic health crisis,Mayor Jenny A. Durkanannouncedthat the City of SeattleOffice of Housingis taking bold action toinvest in600newunits ofpermanent supportive housingin six buildings.Thisinitiativecapitalizes onSeattle’s expertisein fundingevidence-basedhousingforpeopleexperiencinghomelessnessand willbringanunprecedentedlevel of housingonlinebythe endof 2021.These new homes will be… [ Keep reading ]

Updates on Capitol Hill from the City of Seattle

Updated: As of Saturday, July 4th, City departments were able to successfully re-open Pine and adjacent streets around Cal Anderson park and the East Precinct to pedestrian and vehicular traffic, accomplishing one of the goals of the Mayor’s Executive Order: to restore the life safety, public health, and property issues… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Announces Bold Action to Deliver 500 Permanent Homes in Response to COVID-19 Public Health Crisis

Office of HousingAcceleratesFundingand Alternative Construction MethodtoSupportLong-term Solution to Homelessness, Which Disproportionally Impacts People of Color Seattle  (June10, 2020) –Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced that the City of SeattleOffice of Housingis taking bold action to create 500 newpermanent supportive housing unitsthrough alternative construction, reducingsignificantly the costs and timeline.Thisinitiative willleverage Seattle’s expertisein… [ Keep reading ]

City Allocates Nearly $4 Million in CARES Act Funds to Rental Assistance Programs

Seattle  (May 11, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announced the allocation of  nearly $4 million in federal CARES Act Community Development Block Grant (CDBG-CV), Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA)  funding to provide rent support. The allocation of funds is the latest in a series of measures by the City aimed at keeping Seattle residents impacted by COVID-19 from losing their housing . The City will provide equitable access to rent assistance resources through community-based organizations… [ Keep reading ]

City Surpasses 700,000 Items in PPE Collection

Program Distributes Critical Resources to First Responders and Dozens of Local Organizations and Facilities in the Fight Against COVID-19 Seattle(April29, 2020) –Mayor Jenny A. Durkanannounced thatcompanies, organizations, and individualshave contributedover700,000pieces ofpersonal protective equipment (PPE)to the City of Seattle,culminatingwithasecond distribution ofPPEtofirst responders,shelters,communityhealth clinics,and long-term care facilities on the frontline of the… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Transmits Legislation To Deploy $14 million in Federal Resources in Fight Against COVID-19

Proposed ProgramsincludeSmall Business Stabilization Fund and United Way’s Home Base Seattle(April 24, 2020) –MayorJenny A.Durkantransmitted legislation toaccept and appropriate funds from therecently passedfederalCARES Acttodirectly supportthe City’s response to COVID-19.Approximately$14 millionin new federal fundswill be directed towardfood assistance, rentrelief, investments in shelter and services for those experiencing homelessness and additional funding… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Public Library Re-Opens Restrooms at Five Locations Providing Access to Hygiene Resources for People Living Unsheltered to Protect Against COVID-19

Seattle(April 21, 2020) –TheCityof SeattleandThe Seattle Public Library(SPL)announcedtodaythe re-opening ofrestrooms atfivelibrary locations,providingadditional vital hygiene resourcestopeople livingunsheltered.To help mitigate the spread of COVID-19, the Citycontinuesto increase access to hygiene facilities. “We are living through an unprecedented time and over the past weeks we have worked to aggressively stand up resources to… [ Keep reading ]