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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 some hazardous levels with… [ 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 (September 9, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announced up to $11.6 million in funding for shelter, day-centers, and permanent supportive housing to help pay for costs incurred during the initial phases of the COVID-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 Housing Accelerates Seattle Housing Levy Funding to Support Proven, Long-term Solution to Homelessness Seattle (August 12, 2020) – To bring more people inside during a public health crisis, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced that the City of Seattle Office of Housing is taking bold action to invest in 600 new units of permanent supportive housing in six buildings. This initiative capitalizes on Seattle’s expertise in funding evidence-based housing for people experiencing homelessness and will bring an unprecedented level of housing online by the end of 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 Housing Accelerates Funding and Alternative Construction Method to Support Long-term Solution to Homelessness, Which Disproportionally Impacts People of Color Seattle  (June 10, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced that the City of Seattle Office of Housing is taking bold action to create 500 new permanent supportive housing units through alternative construction, reducing significantly the costs and timeline. This initiative will leverage Seattle’s expertise in… [ 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 (April 29, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced that companies, organizations, and individuals have contributed over 700,000 pieces of personal protective equipment (PPE) to the City of Seattle, culminating with a second distribution of PPE to first responders, shelters, community health 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 Programs include Small Business Stabilization Fund and United Way’s Home Base Seattle (April 24, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan transmitted legislation to accept and appropriate funds from the recently passed federal CARES Act to directly support the City’s response to COVID-19. Approximately $14 million in new federal funds will be directed toward food assistance, rent relief, 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) – The City of Seattle and The Seattle Public Library (SPL) announced today the re-opening of restrooms at five library locations, providing additional vital hygiene resources to people living unsheltered. To help mitigate the spread of COVID-19, the City continues to 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 ]

City of Seattle Announces Deployment of Six 24/7 Hygiene Stations

Seattle  (April  15, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announced the deployment of six new hygiene stations. The new 24/7 access facilities are located at Victor Steinbrueck Park, Waterfront Park, 45th Avenue and I-5, St Vincent DePaul Food Bank, University Heights Center, and Bell Street Park. With the closures of community centers and libraries, these six facilities result in a total of 26 new portable toilets and 12 handwashing resources added in the past two weeks, addressing the urgent hygiene needs… [ Keep reading ]