Posts categorized under Homelessness Archives - Office of the Mayor

Mayor Jenny A. Durkan’s 2020 State of the City Address

Building on the last two years, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan laid out her vision to continue to act and make progress on our City’s most urgent challenges. Speaking to community members at the Rainier Arts Center, Mayor Durkan outlined her plans to address Seattle’s housing and homelessness crisis, build economic… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Continues Critical, Urgent Investments in City’s Homelessness Response and Improving Outcomes for People Experiencing Homelessness  

Seattle (Feb. 18, 2020) – During her third annual State of the City address, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan outlined progressive actions and her continued work to deliver improved outcomes. After two years of urgent action on homelessness, including the largest shelter expansion in the history of our City, leveraging $75 million… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Issues Statement Following the Passage of HB 2907 Out of House Finance Committee

Seattle (February 7, 2020) – Washington State House Bill 2907, introduced by Representative Nicole Macri, passed out of the House Finance Committee today. Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the below statement after the Committee passage: “We proposed a bold progressive business tax to help our most vulnerable communities in King County. There… [ Keep reading ]

Statement by Mayor Jenny Durkan Celebrating Seattle City Council’s Passage of the Interlocal Agreement Creating the King County Regional Homelessness Authority

Seattle(December 16, 2019) – Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the following statement, thanking the City Council forthe 5-1 passage of the Interlocal Agreement (ILA) to Create the King County Regional Homelessness Authority and improve outcomes for people experiencing homelessness across the region: “Today is a historic day. After many… [ Keep reading ]

Statement by Mayor Jenny Durkan on Seattle City Council Select Committee’s Vote to Advance Regional Governance to Full Council

Seattle (December 12, 2019) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the following statement upon Seattle City Council Select Committee on Homelessness and Housing Affordability advancing the regional governance agreement to full Council: “This is a very significant step forward in our efforts to bring more of our neighbors inside and… [ Keep reading ]

Statement by Mayor Jenny Durkan on the Vote by the King County Council’s Regional Policy Committee to Advance A Regional Approach to Homelessness

Seattle (December 5, 2019) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the following statement today following the vote by the King County Council’s Regional Policy Committee to advance a regional approach to homelessness: “Our region needs one unified system that has the governance, authority, and resources to deliver to people experiencing… [ Keep reading ]

As Mayor Durkan Marks Second Year Since Taking Office, New Report Highlights Two Years of Action

Seattle(December 2, 2019) – November 28, 2019 was the second anniversary of Mayor Jenny A. Durkan’s swearing-in as the 56th mayor of Seattle, and first woman mayor to lead the City in nearly a century. As Mayor Durkan marks two years since taking office, the Office of the Mayor has… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Signs Her 2020 Budget Plan into Law

Seattle(November 27, 2019) –Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today signed her 2020 Proposed Budget into law. The City Council voted 8-1 to approve the Mayor’s budget plan on Monday, November 25. This year, the Mayor delivered her annual budget address alongside students, teachers, and community members, at Franklin High School. “I… [ Keep reading ]

To Address Non-Emergency 911 Calls Downtown, Mayor Durkan, Fire Chief Scoggins, and Councilmember Bagshaw Help Launch Seattle’s New “Health One” into Service

Beginning Today, Specially Trained Team of Firefighters and A Social Worker Will Help People Downtown with Behavioral Health or Substance Abuse Issues, Non-Emergency Medical Issues, and Access to Services Mayor’s 2020 Proposed Budget Being Considered by City Council Would Enhance Health One in Mid-2020 with Additional $400,000 Investment SEATTLE (November… [ Keep reading ]

The Durkan Digest: Investments That Make An Impact on the Homelessness Crisis

Late last month, I announcedmy budget plan for Seattle for 2020. This past week, CityCouncilbegan consideration of my proposal.One of the core priorities of thatbudgetis investingin addressing one of thegreatmoralchallengesof our time: Our homelessness crisis. Over the last year,as we’ve added more accountability, we’ve also starteddoing more than ever to… [ Keep reading ]