Posts categorized under Housing Archives - Office of the Mayor

City of Seattle Provides $2.1 Million to Rainier Beach Action Coalition to Purchase Land for Food Innovation Center

This investment is the latest step in a broader City effort to invest in BIPOC Communities Seattle(July 10, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announced that the City will provide $2.1 million to buy land for the future home of theFood Innovation Centerin Rainier Beach, a project of the… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Announces Bold Action to Deliver 500 Permanent Homes in Response to COVID-19 Public Health Crisis

Office of HousingAcceleratesFundingand Alternative Construction MethodtoSupportLong-term Solution to Homelessness, Which Disproportionally Impacts People of Color Seattle  (June10, 2020) –Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced that the City of SeattleOffice of Housingis taking bold action to create 500 newpermanent supportive housing unitsthrough alternative construction, reducingsignificantly the costs and timeline.Thisinitiative willleverage Seattle’s expertisein… [ 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 ]

Mayor Durkan Extends Moratorium on Residential, Nonprofit, and Small Business Evictions Until June 4

Extension of Moratorium on Evictions Follows Governor’s Proclamation 20-19.1 extending statewide eviction ban to June 4, and Increased Investments in Rent Relief Initiatives and Support for Small Businesses Seattle (May 4, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan signed an Executive Order to extend the moratorium on residential, nonprofit, and small business… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Transmits Legislation To Deploy $14 million in Federal Resources in Fight Against COVID-19

Proposed ProgramsincludeSmall Business Stabilization Fund and United Way’s Home Base Seattle(April 24, 2020) –MayorJenny A.Durkantransmitted legislation toaccept and appropriate funds from therecently passedfederalCARES Acttodirectly supportthe City’s response to COVID-19.Approximately$14 millionin new federal fundswill be directed towardfood assistance, rentrelief, investments in shelter and services for those experiencing homelessness and additional funding… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Announces Emergency Legislation to Keep Housing and Key Projects Safely Moving Forward During COVID-19 Pandemic

Seattle (April 3, 2020) – Following Governor Inslee’s extension of the Stay Home, Stay Healthy order until May, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced emergency legislation to keep housing and key projects safely moving forward during the COVID-19 pandemic. The legislation makes temporary land use permitting process changes that prioritize affordable housing development, keep projects moving forward by allowing experienced City staff to complete review processes, and enlists community participation by replacing in-person meetings with virtual and electronic outreach. These are processes that have all been impacted by public health… [ Keep reading ]

Building on 1,900 New Temporary Housing Options, City of Seattle Expands Resources for Those Experiencing Homelessness, Deploys Six New Additional Hygiene Stations

Seattle – (March 27, 2020) – Building on the 1,900 new sites across the City to help individuals experiencing homelessness, the City of Seattle announced the deployment and maintenance of six hygiene facilities throughout the City, which augment the more than 128 Seattle Parks comfort stations that remain open for hygiene needs. This expansion of resources is… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle Urges Residents and Businesses to Continue to Visit Community Resource Page to Help People Experiencing Significant Disruptions due to COVID-19

New resource page includes information about financial support for workers and businesses, food relief programs, volunteer opportunities and more SEATTLE (March 23, 2020) – To help communities significantly impacted by COVID-19 in Seattle, the City of Seattle created a new centralized website where residents can find information about relief programs… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Signs Emergency Order to Halt Residential Evictions

Seattle (March 14, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan signed an emergency order to put into place a temporary moratorium on residential evictions, which will keep Seattle families from losing their homes as a result of impacts from the pandemic. The temporary moratorium will begin immediately in the City of Seattle for any… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Proposes New Solution to Prevent Winter Evictions

Leveraging New Partnership with United Way King County Could Prevent Most Winter Evictions in Seattle Highlights Concerns With Council’s Current Legislation Which Places Burden on Tenant to Appear in Court and Could Cost Lead to Costly Litigation Seattle (Feb. 25, 2020) –  To effectively prevent winter evictions, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan… [ Keep reading ]