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City Allocates Over $19 Million in COVID-Related Funding to Rental Assistance and Homeowner Support

Investments Include Launch of New Effort to Provide Homeowner Counseling and Homeowner Stabilization Funds   Thousands of families expected to receive direct financial support  Seattle(September14, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announced the allocation ofmore than$19 million inCOVID-19 Relieffunding to provide housingassistancefor low-income households economically impacted by COVID-19.As the City continues to distribute rental assistance in 2020, the… [ Keep reading ]

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 somehazardous levelswith… [ Keep reading ]

During Dual Crises of COVID-19 and Wildfire Smoke, City and County Partner to Open New Healthy Air Center in SoDo for People Experiencing Homelessness

Seattle Parks, Boat Ramps, Fields, and Beaches Will Be Closed Through Sunday City of Seattle Will Keep Four COVID-19 Test Sites Open Unless Air Quality Reaches Hazardous Levels SEATTLE (September 11, 2020) – Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan and King County Executive Dow Constantine announced the opening of a new… [ 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(September9, 2020) –Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announcedup to$11.6 millionin funding for shelter, day-centers, and permanentsupportivehousing to help pay for costs incurred during the initial phases oftheCOVID-19 response and to maintain higher-level services… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle to Offer Child Care for 550 Children at 19 Sites Throughout Seattle

Seattle Parks and Recreation Will Launch Seven Teen Resource Hubs to Support Students During Virtual Learning SEATTLE(September 1, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announced that the City of Seattle will provide child care for 550 children at 19 sites through Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR). The City-supported child… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Announces Nearly $100 Million in Investments in K-12 Education for Seattle Students

SEATTLE(August 31, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announced that the City of Seattle will invest nearly $95 million over six years in K-12 educational supports through the Department of Education and Early Learning’s (DEEL) School-Based Investments (SBI). In addition, DEEL has awarded $4.9 million over three years to… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle Surpasses $19 million in Federal Aid for Ongoing Food Assistance for Seattle Residents

Recent COVID-19 Relief Package to Add $13 Million in Additional Food Assistance SEATTLE (August 26, 2020) – With the most recent CARES act funding, the City of Seattle has surpassed over $19 million in federal aid to support programs that help address food insecurity for residents who continue to be… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Announces $1 Million Investment in Youth Mentorship and Educator Diversity Programming

ACE Academy Programs Will Engage Over 300 Black Students and Educators SEATTLE (August 26, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announced that the City’s Department of Education and Early Learning (DEEL) will invest $1 million toward youth mentorship and educator diversity programs developed by ACE Academy. Earlier this summer,… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan, Council President González, Councilmember Mosqueda, and Councilmember Morales Announce Joint COVID-19 Relief Package that Ensures Emergency Funds Remain Available for 2020 and 2021

Seattle (August 21, 2020) – Building on $233 million the City has invested thus far in COVID-19 relief, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan, Council President M. Lorena González, Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda, and Councilmember Tammy Morales announced a joint amended COVID-19 relief package. This joint proposal will create and extend $45 million… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Announces Free Citywide Testing at Chief Sealth High School in West Seattle

In the Last Two Months, theCity of Seattle has AdministeredMore Than128,000Tests City of Seattle Sites Currently ProvidingMore Than15% ofTestsStatewide   Seattle (August 20,2020) – While visiting the Rainier Beach High Schoolfreecitywidetesting site, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announced theexpansion of Cityof Seattletestingat theChiefSealthHigh SchoolAthletic Complex,in the Westwood neighborhood of West Seattle.With… [ Keep reading ]