CLFR investment highlights
Homelessness response - $97 million
To date, King County has allocated $97 million in CLFR funding toward homelessness interventions through programs including hotel/motel leases, COVID-19 shelter de-intensification, permanent supportive housing, behavioral health services, homeless outreach and shelter procurement, enhanced shelter, and sanitation.
Public health response - $68 million
King County’s public health response to COVID-19 continues to be robust and equitable, providing a local distinction as the “most vaccinated county” in Washington. In fact, King County has among the lowest rate of any county for case counts and deaths from COVID-19.
Equitable economic recovery - $60 million
King County structured its economic recovery funding to provide support to businesses, the creative economy, and the tourism sector, as well as workforce development programs.
Community resiliency - $56 million
The COVID-19 pandemic impacted every community in King County. While the full measure of the pandemic’s consequences on our communities is still emerging, there are clear deficits in community resources that need to be addressed, especially for communities of color, LGBTQ+ communities, people experiencing homelessness, and refugee/immigrant communities. The programs in the community resiliency portfolio are designed to address a range of impacts and provide additional funding for needed interventions in the community.
Jobs and Housing - $33 million
The Jobs and Housing program is designed to stabilize people’s lives by providing a steady place to live, an interim job, and access to support services and career navigation for up to one year, with the ultimate goal of transitioning each person to permanent housing and a permanent job. The aim of the program is to help people exit the homelessness system, particularly those communities who have been disproportionately impacted by homelessness.
County operations - $154 million
King County has utilized CLFR funding to make substantial modifications to operations to maintain services to the best extent possible. Addressing the legal system case backlog, refining hybrid work technology, and improving access to health and public information through language and disability access are focuses for pandemic recovery to improve service delivery for King County residents.