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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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Denise Louie Education Center Awarded $2 Million to Develop Sand Point Child Care Center

This week the City of Seattle Human Services Department provided $2 Million in funding to the Denise Louie Education Center (DLEC). The funding will allow DLEC to develop a child care center located in the Sand Point neighborhood. This project will be undertaken in conjunction with an affordable housing development to be spearheaded by Mercy […]

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Seattle Announces $628k to Fund Youth Mental Health Services

Today, the City of Seattle’s Human Services Department (HSD) announced $628,000 in available funding to finance mental health counseling and treatment for Seattle youth. This funding is available through a Request for Proposal (RFP). The purpose of this funding is to increase mental health counseling and treatment to Seattle youth with mental health disorders, behavioral […]

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Seattle Announces $2 million in Available Funding for Community Health Care Facilities

Today, the City of Seattle’s Human Services Department (HSD) announced $2,000,000 in available funding to finance capital improvements for community health care facilities. This funding is available through a Request for Proposal (RFP). This funding is intended to both improve and expand community health care facilities to meet the unprecedented demand of 84,000 newly insured […]

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Proposed 2016 Annual Action Plan to the 2014-2017 Consolidated Plan for Housing and Community Development

The City of Seattle announces the release of the Proposed 2016 Annual Action Plan to the 2014-2017 Consolidated Plan for Housing and Community Development. The Proposed 2016 Annual Action Plan includes proposed guidance for the allocation of an estimated $15.5 million of federal grant and program revenue funds [approximately $9.5 million in Community Development Block […]

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Seattle, King County unsheltered homelessness continues to rise

 Mayor Ed Murray and over 1,000 volunteers spent the early hours of Friday participating in the One Night Count to survey Seattle and King County, estimating how many people were sleeping outside, in tents and vehicles, without access to shelter. As expected, the numbers of people experiencing unsheltered homelessness are on the rise. In Seattle, […]

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Seattle announces funding availability for Medicaid case management

Today, City of Seattle’s Human Services Department (HSD) announced that it is seeking applications from agencies interested in providing Medicaid Long Term Supports and Services (LTSS) Case Management for eligible clients in King County through a Request for Qualification (RFQ). The goal of this investment is to address an anticipated service gap for clients residing […]

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Seattle to open safe lots for homeless families and individuals living in vehicles

In response to the continued crisis of homelessness on the streets of Seattle, Mayor Ed Murray issued an emergency order to expedite the siting of two safe lots in Ballard and Delridge for homeless individuals and families living in recreational vehicles and cars. “These are not long term solutions to end homelessness, but temporary locations that […]

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