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The King County Veterans and Human Service Levy connects military veterans and people who are vulnerable to programs and services that help them live healthy, productive and meaningful lives. It helps individuals and families transition to affordable housing, get job training, find employment, receive behavioral health treatment, and more.

We succeed by addressing the specific needs of each individual, connecting them with the programs and services that put them on a positive path.

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1-877-904-VETS (8387)

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November Election
Renewal Update

King County voters have approved the Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy (VSHSL).  Election results were certified on November 28th and voters approved Proposition 1 (the VSHSL) with 68.6% of the vote. King County staff from the Department of Community and Human Services are moving ahead with the process to implement the Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy. 

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The levy focuses on four strategies


1. Supporting veterans

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82% of King County Veterans Program clients with housing goals achieved them.


2. Confronting homelessness

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Street outreach assessed 166 homeless vets, connecting 86 percent with services.


3. Improving health

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Since 2012 an average of 780 clients were stabilized in programs each year reducing their emergency medical and criminal justice involvement.


4. Strengthening families

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97% of Healthy Start parents increased their parenting skills.

How the levy is meeting its goal and serving the public

Impact on peoples' lives

Eight levy-funded outreach programs have helped over 3,000 veterans and other vulnerable individuals find the help they need each year.

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Permanent housing

Each year since 2012, the levy has helped almost 88 percent of the people in levy-funded housing programs either maintain their housing or enter permanent housing.

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Reducing costs

Since 2012 an average of 780 people were stabilized in programs each year reducing their emergency medical and criminal justice involvement.

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Background about the levy

In November 2005 King County voters passed the first Veterans and Human Services Levy to generate funding for a wide range of programs to assist:
  • Veterans, military personnel and their families
  • Individuals and families in need.

In August 2011, the voters of King County voted overwhelmingly to renew the Veterans and Human Services Levy for another six years.  A Service Improvement Plan guides the implementation of the levy. The current levy expires December 31, 2017. 

Overview and Board Information

This document summarizes the structure of the levy and its progress in meeting the three overarching levy goals:

  1. Reduce homelessness and emergency medical costs
  2. Reduce criminal justice system involvement
  3. Increase self-sufficiency by means of employment.

The levy ballot measure called for the creation of two citizen boards to provide oversight to the implementation of the levy. The boards are responsible for reviewing the expenditure of levy proceeds, and for reporting annually to the King County Executive and the Metropolitan King County Council.

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