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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 Urges Older Adults to Get Vaccinated, All Currently Eligible Residents Can Immediately Sign Up for Appointment Notification List

Over 500 Eligible Residents Already Secured Saturday Vaccination Appointments at the Lumen Field Event Center Through Notification List SEATTLE (March 11, 2021) – Following her announcement that the Lumen Field Event Center will open for its first day of operations this Saturday, March 13, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan urged all… [ Keep reading ]

Community Vaccination Site at the Lumen Field Event Center to Open Saturday, March 13; Will Be the Largest Civilian-Led Vaccination Site in the Country

Site is a Partnership Between City of Seattle, First & Goal Inc., and Swedish Site Will Initially Vaccinate Approximately 5,000 People Each Week; Could Vaccinate 150,000 People Each Week at Full Capacity SEATTLE (March 10, 2021) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announced that the new Community Vaccination Site at… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle Opens Up Vaccination Appointments to All Seattle Residents 65 and Older for March 9 – March 13

SEATTLE (March 8, 2021) – For the week of March 9 – March 13, the City of Seattle is opening vaccination appointments at its Community Testing and Vaccination Hubs in Rainier Beach and West Seattle to 65 and older adults who live in Seattle with a focus on residents in… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Statement on New COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility in Washington State

Seattle (March 4, 2021) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued a statement following Governor Inslee’s announcement today highlighting the projected timeline for vaccinations that employees who work in congregate settings – including grocery store workers, transit workers, teachers and childcare workers – will be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccination beginning on March 22. “In just over one year since the… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle, Sound Transit and Port of Seattle Announce $1.75 Million Investment for Construction Diversity Programs and Equity in Workforce Development

SEATTLE (March 2, 2021) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced a first of its kind partnership today among the City of Seattle, the Port of Seattle and Sound Transit to invest $1.75 million to provide long-lasting construction careers for historically underserved communities, with room for upward growth. The investments aim to reduce existing racial disparities in construction and in the larger community through access to family wage jobs,… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle Expands Vaccination Efforts Creating Multiple Fixed Vaccination Clinics Across City

Rainier Beach and West Seattle COVID-19 Community Testing and Vaccination Clinics Now Permanently Open City of Seattle, Swedish, and First & Goal Inc. to Sign Contract to Operate Mass Vaccination Site at Lumen Field Event Center SEATTLE (March 1, 2021) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today joined government, health care,… [ Keep reading ]

Black History Month Celebrated Across City of Seattle

Black History Month celebrates many of the remarkable achievements of Black Americans, despite the systemic racism that has been perpetuated for centuries. 2020 was a year that demanded that we do better as a city, state, and country to address systemic racism. Americans increased their awareness of disparities and discrimination experienced by Black Americans in their everyday… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Statement on Passage of the American Rescue Plan

Seattle (February 27, 2021) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the following statement after the passage of the American Rescue Plan in the House of Representatives: “President Biden and House Democrats are leading an important relief package that recognizes the deepening needs of our residents and businesses. An unprecedented pandemic… [ Keep reading ]

With 3,000 First Doses and 2,000 Second Doses of the Vaccine, City of Seattle Pilots Temporary Vaccination Clinics in Rainier Beach and West Seattle

City Received Delayed Shipment of Vaccine Due to Storm, Temporary Doubling in Doses Allows Seattle Fire Department to Pilot Sites Rainier Beach and West Seattle to Become Fixed, Permanent Sites When Supply Increases and Steadies Seattle (February 25, 2021) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced the City of Seattle’s plan for… [ Keep reading ]