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HSD Presents First Quarter Performance Outcomes for the City funded Homeless Services System

System changes made by HSD and service providers to the homeless services system helped 3,030 households exit homeless services programs to enter housing in the first quarter (January 1 – March 31) of 2018. This represents an increase of 1,241 households in comparison to 2017. Jason Johnson, Interim Director, presented… [ Keep reading ]

HSD Recommends Extending the Permit for Camp Second Chance on Myers Way

The Human Services Department (HSD) recommends extending the permit for the Myers Way (also known as Camp Second Chance) permitted village to remain at 9701 Myers Way South for an additional 12 months, until March 2019. HSD considered the following criteria in making this decision: Is the program meeting the… [ Keep reading ]

City’s Homeless Response Investments Are Housing More People

Human Services Department Releases 2018 First Quarter Results from Investments Today, the City of Seattle’s Human Services Department (HSD) released the results of its homelessness funding for the first quarter (Q1) of 2018. There were 3,030 households who moved into permanent housing or maintained their housing through city investments in… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Announces Plan to Increase Seattle’s Bridge Housing and Shelter Capacity by 25% to Bring More People Inside and Into Safer Places

Seattle (May 30) – To help people experiencing homelessness get into safer places where they are more likely to access services, Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announced a new plan to increase the number of bridge housing and shelter units in the next 90 days by 25% to serve… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Celebrates National Community Development Week Highlighting the University Commons

Today, Mayor Jenny Durkan issued a proclamation supporting the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Home Investment Partnerships (HOME) programs, joining the Human Services Department (HSD) in recognizing April 2-6, 2018 as National Community Development Week. Organized by the National Community Development Association, the week-long celebration is an opportunity for… [ Keep reading ]