Reports and Planning Documents
The Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy (VSHSL), approved by King County voters in 2005, 2011, and 2017 is up for voter consideration for the fourth time this year. Below is an updated series of plans and reports demonstrating the services, performance, and budget of these investments. Each of the items below show the goals and focus of funding, desired outcomes and methodology, and highlight progress throughout each year of the levy.
The Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy staff has transmitted a mid-year and an annual report to County Council every year since 2012. These reports provide a compelling story of how levy funds are being used to make a difference in the community.
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The Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy (VSHSL), approved by King County voters in 2005, 2011, and 2017 is up for voter consideration for the fourth time this year.
Veterans, Seniors & Human Services Levy: Assessment Report Veterans, Seniors & Human Services Levy: Visual Guide Veterans, Seniors & Human Services Levy: Ballot Measure Ordinance
VSHSL Implementation Plan (2019-2023)
Adopted by the King County Council on July 16, 2018, the VSHSL Implementation Plan describes the expenditure of levy proceeds (2019 - 2023) to achieve outcomes related to healthy living, housing stability, financial stability, social engagement, and service system access for veterans and military servicemembers and their respective families, seniors and their caregivers, and vulnerable populations.VSHSL Implementation Plan
For more information about each of the plan's strategies and implementation, including procurement timelines, visit kingcounty.gov/vshsl-funding.
VSHSL Transition Plan (2018)
Adopted by the King County Council on Dec. 5, 2017, the Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy (VSHSL) Transition Plan governs the first-year (2018) expenditures of the VSHSL. The plan allocates 2018 VSHSL proceeds into four major categories:
- Continuing existing Veterans and Human Services Levy programs in 2018
- New VSHSL housing stability investments
- New senior center investments
- Technical assistance and capacity building funds
VSHSL Governance PlanAdopted by the King County Council on April 2, 2018, the VSHSL Governance Plan describes the plan for integrating the former Veterans Citizen Oversight Board and Regional Human Services Citizen Oversight Board, and the state-mandated veterans board into one advisory board to oversee the distribution of VSHSL proceeds. The VSHSL Advisory Board will consist of 30 members organized in three 10-member committees, with each committee representing a VSHSL priority population. For more information about the new Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy Advisory Board, visit kingcounty.gov/vshslboard.
VSHSL Governance Plan
How has your feedback influenced the renewal process?
Since 2016, the Veterans, Seniors & Human Services Levy team published the following reports capturing feedback received from over a thousand residents. These reports demonstrate the basis for the renewed VSHSL populations and strategies:Veterans & Human Services Levy: VHSL Assessment Report Veterans & Human Services Levy: Veterans Housing Report Veterans, Seniors, & Human Services Levy: Blueprint Report Veterans, Seniors, & Human Services Levy: Ballot Measure Ordinance
Service Improvement Plan (2006 - 2017)
The Veterans & Human Services Levy utilized a Service Improvement Plan (SIP) from 2006 - 2017 to guide the use of funds for services for veterans, military personnel and their families, and others in need. The SIP documents identified the target populations, goals and investment strategy areas and are summarized in the levy overview.
About forty levy activities are grouped under four overarching strategies. Each levy activity has an implementation plan which explains the need for a particular service and a description of the service developed to meet those needs. All implementation plans have been subject to public review and comment, and been reviewed by one or both of the levy oversight boards.
Strategy 1: Supporting Veterans and Their Families to Build Stable Lives and Strong Relationships
1.2 Veterans Outreach and engagement
1.5 Veterans Justice
1.5.A Veterans Incarcerated Program
1.6 Support for Military Families
1.6.A Military Family Outreach
Strategy 2: Ending Homelessness through Outreach, Prevention, Permanent Supportive Housing and Employment
2.1 Outreach and Engagement
2.1.A Homeless Street Outreach
2.1.C Mobile Medical Outreach
2.4 Support services for permanent housing
2.4.B On-site Support Services
2.5 Criminal justice initiatives
2.6 Employment and training
2.6.B Career Connections
Strategy 3: Improving Health through the Integration of Medical and Behavioral Health Services
3.1 Behavioral Health Integration
Strategy 4: Strenthening Families at Risk
4.1 Home visiting
4.1.A Nurse Family Partnership
4.1.B Healthy Start
4.3 Parent Education and Support
4.3.A Parent Education
4.4 Passage Point
4.5 Information and referral