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Mayor Durkan Significantly Expands Seattle Promise Job and Career Pathways to Connect Students with Paid Internships with Local Employers and the City of Seattle

Seattle (Feb. 18, 2020) – As part of her 2020 State of the City address, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced the expansion of Seattle Promise Job and Career Pathways, previously a pilot program, which offers Seattle Promise students the chance to apply for full-time, paid summer internships with Seattle’s top employers. In 2020,… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Leverages City Investments to Nearly $1.5 Billion for Affordable Housing Across the City

Between 1981 and 2016, the City of Seattle created 10,000 units of affordable housing – Mayor Durkan has announced an increase of more than 4,000 homes coming online by 2022 Seattle (Feb. 18, 2020) – In her third State of the City Address, Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced unprecedented and urgent… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Continues Critical, Urgent Investments in City’s Homelessness Response and Improving Outcomes for People Experiencing Homelessness  

Seattle  (Feb. 18, 2020) – During her third annual State of the City address, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan outlined progressive actions and her continued work to deliver improved outcomes. After two years of urgent action on homelessness, including the largest shelter expansion in the history of our City, leveraging $75 million… [ Keep reading ]

City, Seattle Housing Authority Announce Partnership to Create Inclusive, Mixed-Income Community Near Northgate Light Rail Station

Acquisition of 8-Acre property in high opportunity, high displacement risk neighborhood creates promise for equitable growth Seattle (February 10, 2020) – Today Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced the rare opportunity for the City of Seattle and the Seattle Housing Authority (SHA) to partner on transforming 8 acres of property into a mixed-income community near the Northgate Light Rail station. Located in a high opportunity and high displacement risk neighborhood, the property… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan and Council President González denounce Supreme Court decision allowing Trump’s “wealth test” for immigrants to move forward

The City of Seattle is partnering to offer the first in a series of Rapid Response public charge info sessions Seattle (February 4, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan and Council President M. Lorena González condemned the recent U.S. Supreme Court 5-4 decision that allows the Trump administration’s new “public charge”… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Named as Chair of the United States Conference of Mayors Automation and Future of Work Task Force

Seattle (January 22, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan was appointed to serve as Chair of the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) Automation and Future of Work Task Force. Under Mayor Durkan’s leadership, the Task Force will focus on developing innovative, progressive policies that center around youth opportunity and workers… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Creates Small Business Stabilization Pilot Program to Help Vulnerable Micro-Businesses

Pilot Program Awards $25,000 to Eight Local Micro-Businesses Who Have Recently Faced a Destabilizing Event That Jeopardizes Their Operations Seattle (January 7, 2020) – The City of Seattle launched the new Small Business Stabilization Pilot Program to help vulnerable micro-businesses remain in business after a destabilizing event. In 2019, Mayor Jenny… [ Keep reading ]

Statement by Mayor Jenny Durkan Celebrating Seattle City Council’s Passage of the Interlocal Agreement Creating the King County Regional Homelessness Authority

Seattle (December 16, 2019) – Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the following statement, thanking the City Council for the 5-1 passage of the Interlocal Agreement (ILA) to Create the King County Regional Homelessness Authority and improve outcomes for people experiencing homelessness across the region: “Today is a historic day. After many… [ Keep reading ]

Statement by Mayor Jenny Durkan on Seattle City Council Select Committee’s Vote to Advance Regional Governance to Full Council

Seattle (December 12, 2019) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the following statement upon Seattle City Council Select Committee on Homelessness and Housing Affordability advancing the regional governance agreement to full Council: “This is a very significant step forward in our efforts to bring more of our neighbors inside and… [ Keep reading ]

As Trump Administration Slashes Food Security Programs, Mayor Durkan Triples Seattle’s Fresh Bucks Program to Serve More Families in Need

Additional $2 million will ensure Fresh Bucks serves 6,000 people in 2020, up from 2,000 in 2019 Seattle (December 12, 2019) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announced that Fresh Bucks, the City’s healthy food program focused on getting more fruits and vegetables into the hands of families with low incomes,… [ Keep reading ]