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Free summer meal program for youth starts June 29th

Thousands of Seattle children ages 1 through 18 will enjoy free breakfasts and lunches this summer through the Seattle Human Services Department’s Summer Food Service Program. The U.S. Department of Agriculture-funded program, formerly known as “Summer Sack Lunch,” is open to children at qualifying sites. From June 29 through August 26, 2016 the meals will […]


Mayor launches innovative Navigation Center for unsheltered homeless

Executive Order pursues replicating a new low-barrier comprehensive service center based on proven San Francisco model SEATTLE (June 9, 2016) – Mayor Edward Murray took action through Executive Order today directing the creation of a low-barrier, one-stop service center for individuals without shelter to receive the customized support they need to move from the streets […]


City of Seattle awards $2 million in community health care facility funding

SEATTLE (June 8, 2016) – The City of Seattle today announced three awards totaling $2 million to promote capital improvements in Seattle’s network of community health care facilities. Following a competitive funding process, NeighborCare Health, Country Doctor Community Health Centers and International Community Health Services were selected as recipients. “I applaud the work of our […]


Seattle Human Services Department Updates Indirect Cost Policy

Today the Human Services Department updated the department policy regarding indirect costs. Indirect costs refers to the indirect rate for subcontractors. This policy places a fifteen percent (15%) cap on reimbursement for agency indirect costs. The 15% indirect total is calculated by first dividing the contract total dollars by 1.15, which results in the direct total.  […]


City, State to begin implementing next steps for I-5 and East Duwamish Greenbelt

SEATTLE (May 17, 2016) – Mayor Ed Murray and Governor Jay Inslee are initiating next steps to improve public safety and public health in the area under I-5 and in the East Duwamish Greenbelt along the freeway in South Seattle. “Seattle and the State of Washington will work together to address decades-old safety and public […]


Human Services Department Announces Medicaid Case Management Awards

The Human Services Department is pleased to announce that as a result of the Medicaid Case Management RFQ Neighborhood House and Lifelong have been deemed elgibile to perform the required case management work. The goal of this investment is to address an anticipated service gap for clients residing in East King County and to increase capacity throughout the […]


City of Seattle brings Utility Discount to 10,000 more households

SEATTLE (May 4, 2016) – Today Seattle Mayor Ed Murray and Seattle Housing Authority (SHA) Director Andrew Lofton announced proposed changes to the Utility Discount Program (UDP) to auto-enroll more than 10,000 low-income Seattle Housing Authority households. Today’s announcement puts the City on track to surpass the Mayor’s goal to double program enrollment two years […]


HSD Announces $842k in Funding for Youth Development and Educational Support

The Human Services Department announced today that it will make $842,000 available to fund youth development and educational support programming for youth who may otherwise be unsupervised. The Human Services Department is seeking applications from agencies interested in providing youth development and/or educational support for youth of color, McKinney Vento homeless students, immigrant/refugee youth, and […]


Low-Income Seniors Can Now Apply for Farmers Market Produce Checks

Applications are available today for the annual Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program—an effort providing low-income seniors with $40 to be exchanged for fresh produce at farmers markets, roadside stands, and community supported agriculture programs throughout King County. Eligible King County residents are age 60 or older (age 55 or older if American Indian/Alaska Native) with […]


City opens applications for Mayor’s Summer Youth Employment Program

Mayor’s Youth Employment Initiative aims to fill 4000 positions SEATTLE (April 4, 2016) –Today, the Seattle Human Services Department (HSD) opened the 2016 application process for the 10th annual Summer Youth Employment Program. The Summer Youth Employment Program is a part of the Mayor’s Youth Employment Initiative—a citywide effort to address high youth unemployment (currently 13 percent), […]

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