Mayor Durkan proposes “Building a Bridge to Housing for All”

In her first major legislation, Mayor Durkan proposed “Building a Bridge to Housing for All,” a plan to sale an underutilized City property to address Seattle’s affordability and homelessness crisis. Her plan would leverage $11 million from the sale of an underutilized City property to create urgently needed bridge housing for those in our community […]

City opens severe weather shelter at Seattle Center

The City of Seattle’s Human Services Department (HSD) is opening a cold weather shelter from Friday, Dec. 22 through Monday, Jan. 1, 2018, in light of the extended forecast for overnight temperatures around freezing. The Salvation Army will run the shelter, open to all genders, at the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall (301 Mercer St., Seattle, […]

City of Seattle announces $100 million in affordable housing investments

Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced more than $100 million in investments to build and preserve 1,450 affordable homes in neighborhoods across Seattle, including the construction of 896 new homes in nine new buildings. These Office of Housing investments represent a spectrum of different housing types for low-income residents, including permanent supportive housing for those experiencing […]

Mayor Durkan and City Councilmembers announce $1 million to ensure a continuation of homeless services

Following the completion of the RFP process to focus on longer term housing strategies, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan, City Councilmembers, and Seattle Human Services Department (HSD) announced $1 million available to ensure a continuation of homeless services for current providers to ensure no shelters close this winter. With up to six months of funding for […]