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Veterans, Seniors & Human Services Levy

Veterans, Seniors & Human Services Levy

Ensuring that Veterans, Seniors and Resilient Communities are connected and supported across the region.

The King County Council voted to pass the Veterans, Seniors, and Human Services Levy (VSHSL) Implementation Plan. The VSHSL Implementation Plan is a strategy-by-strategy plan that details how the 2024-2029 VSHSL proceeds will be invested in King County’s communities to improve overall health and well-being, help communities thrive, and reduce disparities throughout King County. With strong council and community support for this plan DCHS can move forward to bring to life the programs and strategies detailed in the plan to promote financial and housing stability, social engagement, health and wellbeing, and to better connect individuals and families to resources and services.

Read more on the DCHS blog.


Since 2006, the King County Veterans & Human Services Levy has funded a wide range of programs that connect veterans, military service members and their families, as well as individuals and families in need with affordable housing, employment, behavioral health treatment, and other services. In 2017, voters approved the Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy, adding funding for services to King County seniors and their families. The current levy expires in December 2023.


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If you're looking for services, call: 211 or the Veterans' Hotline at (206) 454-2799

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Since 2018, the levy has:

Veterans

  • Served more than 27,000 veterans, servicemembers and their families with fewer eligibility barriers than many federal programs
  • Contributed to a 40% reduction in veteran homelessness
  • Helped more than 260 veterans, servicemembers, and family members access more than 15,000 mental health counseling sessions
  • Built 234 units of affordable housing for veterans and their families

Seniors

  • Funded 39 senior centers across the county
  • Served more than 100,000 seniors through expanded senior programming

Build Resiliency

  • Launched DVHopeline, a countywide, 24-hour multi-lingual and multimodal domestic violence hotline, that received 16,000 calls or texts and referred nearly 7,000 of those callers to additional support
  • Funded mobile advocacy services for more than 1,200 survivors of gender-based violence
  • Helped build more than 1,000 units of affordable housing and 198 new shelter beds
  • Funded 55 agencies with 675 bonuses
 
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Phone 206-263-9105

 

TTY Relay: 711

 

Fax: 206-296-5260

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