Rep. Adam Smith applauds House passage of resolution condemning anti-Asian sentiment related to COVID-19

Rep. Adam Smith applauds House passage of resolution condemning anti-Asian sentiment related to COVID-19

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailWASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Adam Smith (D-Wash.) issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed H.Res. 908, condemning all forms of anti-Asian sentiment related to COVID-19: “Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a dramatic increase in reports of hate crimes and racist incidents …

City Allocates Over $19 Million in COVID-Related Funding to Rental Assistance and Homeowner Support

City Allocates Over $19 Million in COVID-Related Funding to Rental Assistance and Homeowner Support

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0email Seattle – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announced the allocation of more than $19 million in COVID-19 Relief funding to provide housing assistance for low-income households economically impacted by COVID-19. As the City continues to distribute rental assistance in 2020, the City will launch a new effort to provide mortgage counseling and direct assistance to homeowners at risk of foreclosure. These investments build upon established community–based programs aimed at keeping Seattle’s most racially …

Durkan Digest: Bringing more equity to our COVID-19 response with testing in West Seattle

Durkan Digest: Bringing more equity to our COVID-19 response with testing in West Seattle

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailSEATTLE – For the past several months, our region has been facing several crises unlike anything we have ever seen before. As our City works to respond to continued calls to reimagine policing and community safety and invest in true community health and opportunity, we must remember that we …

Durkan Digest: Updates on COVID-19 relief and the 2020 budget

Durkan Digest: Updates on COVID-19 relief and the 2020 budget

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailSEATTLE- Our city has faced urgent challenges, including a pandemic,?a civil rights?reckoning,?skyrocketing unemployment, the closure of small businesses, a $326 million shortfall to our budget,?and immense needs in our community.?While?our?challenges are truly unprecedented, Seattle has led?the way?in?pioneering and supporting so many new programs to address the needs of our …

Seattle Colleges’ faculty and staff march on Capitol Hill office of chancellor

Seattle Colleges’ faculty and staff march on Capitol Hill office of chancellor

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailby Renee Raketty Faculty and staff at Seattle Colleges marched on the Seattle College District’s Siegal Center on Friday, August 14th. The Harvard Avenue facility in the Capitol Hill neighborhood is where SCD Chancellor Shouan Pan, Ph.D., has his office. The chancellor had announced cuts and changes due to …

Sen. Murray announces federal COVID-19 relief for Washington state housing authorities

Sen. Murray announces federal COVID-19 relief for Washington state housing authorities

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailWASHINGTON, DC- Today, US Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced nearly $5 million in federal funding awards for Washington state housing authorities from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, And Economic Security (CARES) Act. The funds will be administered through the Housing Choice Voucher …

Durkan Digest: Adding more testing capacity in Seattle to better serve all residents

Durkan Digest: Adding more testing capacity in Seattle to better serve all residents

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailSEATTLE – For the past several months, our region has been facing several crises unlike anything we have ever seen before. As our City works to respond to continued calls to reimagine policing and community safety and invest in true community health and opportunity, we must remember that we …

Rep. Smith denounces Trump administration’s decision to burden states for National Guard’s COVID-19 response

Rep. Smith denounces Trump administration’s decision to burden states for National Guard’s COVID-19 response

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailWASHINGTON, DC- Rep. Adam Smith (D-Wash.), chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, released the following statement today after President Trump announced that some states will be required to fund a portion of costs for the National Guard deployment in support of COVID-19 response through the end of 2020. …

An Open Letter to Gay Men on COVID-19 from 205 Gay Physicians

An Open Letter to Gay Men on COVID-19 from 205 Gay Physicians

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailTo our fellow gay men, It’s time we reach out to you. In recent months, we have watched our friends and families repost on social media “news” articles, YouTube videos, questionable websites and other sources on the topic of the Novel Coronavirus 2019, also called SARS-CoV-2, the virus that …

Mandatory face covering requirements

Mandatory face covering requirements

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailToday, the Secretary of Health’s statewide face covering order will expand to require face coverings in any indoor setting outside of your home (not just public buildings) and expands the outdoor requirement to non-public settings when you can’t maintain 6 feet of distance from non-household members. This includes common …