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$30 Million Strategic Investment Fund to Support Seattle Site Acquisition for Community Projects and Anti-Displacement Efforts

SEATTLE (June 4, 2021) — Building off the Equitable Development Initiative (EDI), Major Jenny A. Durkan announced today that Seattle’s Strategic Investment Fund (SIF) is seeking proposals for $30 million for land and property acquisition to respond to disproportionate displacement pressures impacting Black, Indigenous and people of color communities. Requests for Proposals are now open for organizations in high displacement risk neighborhoods, areas with low access to opportunity, and places where future… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan, Council President González and Chair Mosqueda Launch ‘Seattle Rescue Plan’

American Recovery Act funding prioritizes homelessness, small businesses, direct assistance to workers and families, community health and equity Seattle, WA — On Thursday Mayor Jenny A. Durkan, together with Council President M. Lorena González and Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda, announced the “Seattle Rescue Plan”, a $128.4 million package in federal recovery… [ Keep reading ]

As the City of Seattle Reimagines Public Safety, Mayor Durkan and Fire Chief Scoggins Announce the Launch of Second Health One Unit Extending Service to University District and Ballard

Health One 9-1-1 response team staffed with specially trained firefighter/EMTs and case manager helps people with mental/behavioral health or substance use disorder, and non-emergency medical issues access services Since November 2019 launch 56 percent of those served by Health One were experiencing homelessness SEATTLE (April 13, 2021) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan and Fire Chief Harold Scoggins announced today the launch of a second Health One unit to expand regular service of the… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Applauds City Council Passage of Nearly $23 Million in COVID-Related Rent and Utility Relief for Seattle Tenants

Seattle (April 12, 2021) – Following the City Council’s 8-0 passage of legislation to provide nearly $23 million in rent and utility relief for Seattle residents. Mayor Jenny A. Durkan provided the following statement: “The COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting economic crisis has left far too many out of work as businesses have shuttered leaving families struggling… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle Partners with Chief Seattle Club to Open Hotel-Based Shelter in Belltown with Focus on the Indigenous Community

Seattle (April 1, 2021) – The City of Seattle and Chief Seattle Club today celebrated the opening of the Kings Inn–hotel-based shelter program with a focus on serving unhoused American Indian and Alaskan Native people.   Chief Seattle Club will operate the hotel, providing case management, housing navigation, and culturally appropriate services designed to support individuals on their path… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle Opening Two Temporary Hotel Shelters

More than 200 units to support individuals experiencing homelessness will come online over the next week Seattle (March 24, 2021) – The City of Seattle announced the opening of a temporary hotel shelter as part of the surge of investments first announced by Mayor Jenny A. Durkan on October 1, 2020 and passed by City Council on November… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Supports Councilmember Lewis Legislation, City to Add Additional Hotel for Individuals Experiencing Homelessness

New Legislation Will Allow for More Opportunities to Continue to Leverage New Federal Funding Part of American Rescue Plan Two New Hotels to Begin Accepting Referrals in March SEATTLE (March 15, 2021) – With new legislation under consideration by City Council and the passage of the American Rescue Plan, the City of Seattle announced it has identified a third hotel for sheltering individuals experiencing… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle Recognizes One Year Since First Identified COVID-19 Case in King County

Seattle (February 25, 2021) – One year ago this Sunday, Public Health – Seattle & King County identified the first case and death COVID-19 in King County. Days later, cases surged across the region and state. With the guidance of Seattle’s world-renowned scientists and academics, state and local public health officials, local nurses, doctors, and health care officials, our region quickly implemented critical public health… [ Keep reading ]

City Provides an Update on More Than 350 New Shelter Beds Coming Online, Including Opening of Hotels, Tiny House Villages, and An Enhanced Shelter for Women

SEATTLE (February 23, 2021) – The City of Seattle provided an update on details of more than 350 new spaces of enhanced shelter programs at hotels, tiny house villages, and a new women’s shelter in addition to the new permanent housing resources for people experiencing homelessness and facing significant barriers to housing. Since 2017, the City has invested significant resources towards 24/7 enhanced shelters and… [ Keep reading ]

Over 1,000,000 pounds of trash collected in January 2021 from parks, neighborhood streets, and business districts across the city through Clean City Initiative

Seattle (February 8, 2021) — In January, the new Clean City Initiative ramped up efforts and collected over 1 million pounds of garbage and properly disposed of over 26,000 needles through trash pick-up or enhanced maintenance at over 60 locations across the city. “The pandemic has taken a toll on our community in many unseen ways, one is the growing graffiti, trash and garbage in parks and on streets. The Clean City Initiative has increased our focus on removing trash to begin… [ Keep reading ]