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The King County Veterans, Seniors and Human Service Levy connects servicemembers and veterans, residents age 55 or older, and vulnerable populations 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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If you're looking for services, call:
211
or the Veterans' Hotline at
1-877-904-VETS (8387)

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Are you looking for the King County Veteran's Program?

The VSHSL Implementation Plan was passed by King County Council on July 16th, 2018. 

The Implementation Plan describes the expenditure of levy proceeds (2019 - 2023) to achieve outcomes related to healthy living, housing stability, financial stability, social engagement, service system improvement and service system access for veterans and military servicemembers and their respective families, seniors and their caregivers, and vulnerable populations.

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How the Veterans, Seniors & Human Services 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 Veterans, Seniors & Human Services 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 servicemembers (and their families) and individuals and families in need.
In August 2011,
King County voters overwhelmingly supported a six-year renewal of the Veterans and Human Services Levy (expired December 31, 2017).  The VHSL Service Improvement Plan guided the implementation of the levy from 2005 - 2017.

In November 2017,

King County voters approved the renewal and expansion of the Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy (VSHSL). The current levy is guided by the VSHSL Transition Plan in the first year (2018) and by the Implementation Plan for the remaining five years (2019-2023). King County staff from the Department of Community and Human Services are leading the process to implement the Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy throughout 2018.


Oversight Board Information

The Veterans & Human Services levy (2005-2017) 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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Phone 206-263-9105

TTY Relay: 711

Fax: 206-296-5260