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Seattle Human Services Department announces $225K in available funding to support homeless youth

Seattle, WA – Today, the Seattle Human Services Department (HSD) announced $224,131 in available funding to support homeless youth the with case management and drop-in center services to youth and young adults. This Request for Qualifications (RFQ) is open to community-based, non-profit agencies that are currently providing services for homeless youth and young adults. HSD […]


Mayor announces new actions to expand enrollment in Utility Discount Program

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 […]


HSD announces $1.3 million in available funds for sexual assault victim services

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 […]


Mayor’s Youth Employment Initiative develops nearly 2000 opportunities for Seattle youth

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 […]


City Announces Overnight Emergency Shelter in Uptown

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 […]


HSD announces new enrollment location for utility discounts

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 […]


City identifies public lands for permitted encampment sites

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. […]


Mayor celebrates start of free summer meals for youth

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 […]


City Awards $3.9 million to support Seattle seniors and disabled populations

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 […]


Committee to End Homelessness King County releases One Night Count final tally

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. […]