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Community and Human Services

Building vital communities, families and individuals
Department of Community and Human Services
Chinook Building
401 5th Ave, Suite 500
Seattle, WA 98104

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Phone:  206-263-9100
Fax:   206-296-0582 
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Sherry Hamilton, Communications Manager

Adrienne Quinn, Director


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2013 News

2012 news 

2011 news

  • Seattle, King County receive more than $21.8 million in federal homeless assistance grants; renewal funding supports homeless housing and services countywide. Learn more.
  • King County awards $10.6 million to affordable housing development countywide; Funding creates over 600 units of housing and more than 450 construction jobs.  Learn more.
  • Honoring our veterans. Learn more.
  • King County work force development program wins Governor’s Best Practice Award; More than 90 percent of at-risk youth complete training program in Georgetown, with 50 this year hired into manufacturing jobs. Learn more.
  • King County Executive opens Administration Building for interim SHARE Safe Haven homeless shelter use during October; Details also announced for annual winter shelters in the Administration Building for homeless women and men  Learn more.
  • County  leaders unite around Executive’s proposal for gang violence intervention and prevention. Learn more.
  • Voters renew levy to provide critical services to veterans and those in need; County ready to hit the ground running to implement service plan. Learn more
  • Veterans and Human Services Levy report shows reductions in expensive criminal justice, emergency medical interventions. Learn more.
  • County leaders unite in support of new Veterans Treatment Court, with focus on services and support rather than incarceration; Dedicated calendar in Regional Mental Health Court would connect military veterans to the services they need. Learn more.
  • Report on Veterans and Human Services Levy highlights successful delivery of services to 30,000 veterans, families and others in need; Expansion of veteran services, creation of 234 new housing units, improved health, and family stabilization cited in 2010 annual report. Learn more.
  • Executive celebrates grand opening of Passage Point housing project in Maple Valley; YWCA supportive housing project creates homes and stability for single parents leaving the corrections system and their children. Learn more.
  • King County collaboration to end homelessness named one of Top 25 “Innovations in American Government” by Kennedy School of Government; Funders Group of Committee to End Homelessness cited for multi-jurisdictional streamlining of funding and coordination of housing and supportive services. Learn more.
  • Report presents effectiveness of mental illness and drug treatment programs; Annual report shows reduction of jail, psychiatric stays for clients using programs funded by sales tax. Learn more.
  • Executive proposes reforms for expanded outreach and engagement with residents of unincorporated areas; Community service areas with single point of contact would encompass all unincorporated areas; interbranch teams would work with Unincorporated Area Councils and other community groups. Learn more.
  • King County awards $21.3 million countywide to create affordable and supportive housing projects; Housing awards create jobs for construction of 495 new units of housing around King County. Learn more.
  • Seattle, King County receive more than $21.5 million in federal homeless assistance grants. Learn more.

2010 news 

2009 news releases 

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