Veterans, Seniors & Human Services Levy
Ensuring that Veterans, Seniors and Resilient Communities are connected and supported across the region.
Renewing the Veterans, Seniors & Human Services Levy
The VSHSL renewal proposal is focused on three key areas, and aims to do the following:
Build Nation’s Strongest Local Veterans Program
- The levy sustains and expands innovative partnerships and programming, comprehensive case management, and behavioral health counseling for veterans and their families and caregivers. This includes:
- Operation of the two King County Veterans Program (KCVP) sites at Northgate and Tukwila
- Providing mental health counseling to veterans, servicemembers and their families
Keep Reducing Veteran Homelessness
- Over the next six years, the VSHSL strives to further reduce veteran homelessness in the following ways:
- Building or buying at least 200 dedicated affordable housing units for veterans, making permanent the Collaborative Case Management program, and funding housing navigators to assist people in their affordable housing search.
Expand Accessibility for Seniors
Double Funding for Senior Centers
- The levy will reinforce senior services that made a difference in the pandemic, strengthen and sustain senior center programming to provide social connection, and invest in green energy improvements like heat pumps, solar panels, and air filtration that help senior centers reduce their carbon footprint, cut utility bills, and provide refuge in extreme weather.
Strengthen Communities, Build Resiliency
Deepen Investments in Critical Workforce
- The levy will help stabilize the human services workforce, and also invest in the people who help our communities thrive. The levy will also deepen investments for prevention efforts and responses to survivors of gender-based violence.