Utility bills will be cut in half for thousands more low-income Seattle families under a new plan to simplify enrollment in the City’s Utility Discount Program (UDP) for those who live in subsidized housing or receive nutrition assistance. The average discount for UDP-enrolled customers is more than $800 a year. Under a new partnership with […][More]
Seattle, WA – Today, the Mayor’s Office on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault announced the release of $1.3 million in available funding to support commercial sexual exploitation victim support services, sexual assault victim services, and gender-based violence prevention. The Mayor’s Office on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault is housed in the Human Services Department. Approximately […][More]
Posted: July 22nd, 2015 under Human Interests.
Today Mayor Ed Murray announced that his Mayor’s Youth Employment Initiative has created nearly 2,000 positions for young people across the city, from summer jobs through Seattle Parks and other City agencies, to internships at private-sector employers. Financial support from private donors generated twice as many opportunities for Seattle youth as last year. “In this […][More]
Posted: July 15th, 2015 under Human Interests.
The City of Seattle will convert the City Light owned building located at 157 Roy Street into an emergency shelter to help serve individuals living unsheltered on Seattle streets. The shelter will open this fall in two phases. The first phase is for 50 beds and the second phase is for an additional 50 beds […][More]
Posted: July 7th, 2015 under Human Interests.
Seattle, WA – Beginning today, representatives for the Utility Discount Program (UDP) will be available to process applications for the program at the Seattle Financial Empowerment Center. The program offers up to 50 percent off monthly utility bills for Seattle residents that qualify. This new service is part of the Mayor’s commitment to double enrollment […][More]
Posted: July 6th, 2015 under Human Interests.
Today Mayor Ed Murray released a map of City-owned properties most suitable for new permitted encampments to serve at least 200 individuals experiencing homelessness. The mayor will transmit a resolution on the encampment sites to the Seattle City Council tomorrow. The three preferred sites for 2015 are: 2826 NW Market Street for approximately 52 residents. […][More]
Posted: June 29th, 2015 under Human Interests.
Today Mayor Ed Murray formally kicked off the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) at Jefferson Community Center in Beacon Hill. Beginning this week and running through the end of August, the program, administered by the Seattle Human Services Department (HSD), serves free nutritious lunches, breakfasts and snacks to thousands of Seattle children at over 100 community […][More]
Posted: June 25th, 2015 under Human Interests.
Seattle, WA – Today, the City of Seattle’s Human Services Department (HSD) announced $3,955,064 in funding to 15 nonprofit service providers that serve the region’s most vulnerable older adults and individuals with disabilities through its Community Living Connection – Aging & Disability Resource Network (CLC-ADRN) and Family Caregiver Support programs. $2,302,902 has been awarded to […][More]
Posted: June 11th, 2015 under Seniors.
Committee to End Homelessness King County release One Night Count final tally: One Night Count final tally shows decline in unsheltered veterans and chronically homeless Homelessness decreased among unsheltered veterans and those who are chronically homeless, according to final 2015 One Night Count numbers released today by the Committee to End Homelessness in King County. […][More]
Posted: May 19th, 2015 under Human Interests.
Today, the Seattle Human Services Department announced the opening of its application process for the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program, an innovative initiative that provides low-income seniors with $40 vouchers that can be exchanged for fresh produce at participating farmers markets, roadside stands, and community supported agriculture programs throughout King County. “Access to quality and […][More]
Posted: April 21st, 2015 under Human Interests.