Posts categorized under Homelessness Archives - Office of the Mayor

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 for the 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… [Read more]

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… [Read more]

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… [Read more]

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… [Read more]

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… [Read more]

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… [Read more]

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

Late last month, I announced my budget plan for Seattle for 2020.  This past week, City Council began consideration of my proposal.  One of the core priorities of that budget is investing in addressing one of the great moral challenges of our time:   Our homelessness crisis.  Over the last year, as we’ve added more accountability, we’ve also started doing more than ever to… [Read more]

The Durkan Digest: My 2020 Budget Plan for Seattle – Turning Our Progressive Values into Action

Once a year, I get the chance to present my proposed budget plan to the City Council and the people of Seattle. On Monday morning, I used that opportunity to travel to Franklin High School to join community members, City employees, City Councilmembers, and the amazing students and staff of… [Read more]

Mayor Durkan Signs Into Law Her Plan to Renew and Expand the Multifamily Tax Exemption Program That Provides Affordable Rent to Seattle Families, Holds Swearing In Ceremony for Emily Alvarado As Director of the Office of Housing

Seattle (September 24) – Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today signed into law her plan to renew and expand the Multifamily Tax Exemption (MFTE) program that provides affordable rent to Seattle families and held a swearing-in ceremony for Emily Alvarado, the new permanent Director of the City’s Office of Housing.   The MFTE program provides affordable rent,… [Read more]

As Part of Her 2020 Proposed Budget, Mayor Durkan Announces $25 Million to Advance New Affordable Housing Across Seattle Using Existing Revenues

Seattle (September 23) – Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announced $25 million in new funds available for affordable housing investments for the City of Seattle by using existing revenues from the Real Estate Excise Taxes (REET) II. This step allows the City to take advantage of a change made during the… [Read more]