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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 Durkan Extends COVID-19 Relief Measures, Eviction Moratoriums, and other COVID-19 safety restrictions

Seattle (March 15, 2021) – Following last week’s announcement of $23 million of new rental assistance and the prospect of new rental assistance that will be available to Seattle and King County through the American Rescue Plan, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced today the extension of COVID-19 relief measures, including the moratoriums on residential, nonprofit, and small business evictions in the City… [ 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 Announces $22.7 Million in New Rental and Utility Assistance

Federal Emergency Rental Assistance Program Will Provide a Surge of Relief to Community-Based Organizations, United Way of King County, and the City to Help Seattle Renters Withstand Ongoing Threats to Housing Stability Newly Signed American Rescue Plan Will Provide Additional Funding for Rental Assistance Seattle (March 12, 2021) – In addition to rental assistance funded through the American Rescue Plan signed into law by President Biden yesterday, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan transmitted legislation to City Council to provide $22.7 million in Federal rental… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Statement on Sound Transit Boards Unanimous Vote to Transfer at No Cost to the City of Seattle Rainier Valley Properties to Develop 150 Affordable Homes

Seattle (February 25, 2021) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the following statement upon the Sound Transit Board’s unanimous approval to transfer 10 Sound Transit properties at no cost to the City of Seattle. The properties will support development of approximately 150 affordable homes, including homeownership opportunities for families earning at or below 80 percent of the Area Median Income, or about $88,000 per year for a family… [ 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 ]

Mayor Durkan Statement on Selection of Regina Cannon as the First CEO of the King County Regional Homelessness Authority

Seattle (February 4, 2021) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the following statement on the selection of Regina Cannon as the first CEO of the King County Regional Homelessness Authority (KCRHA). Today, Ms. Cannon was unanimously selected by the KCRHA Implementation Board and the Governing Committee.  “Today we’ve reached a critical milestone in our efforts to address the humanitarian crisis facing… [ Keep reading ]