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 …

Cities targeted by President Trump unite in response

Cities targeted by President Trump unite in response

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailSEATTLE  – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan joined New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler, and DC Mayor Muriel Bowser to respond to respond to President Donald Trump’s threats to revoke federal funding from cities. The mayor also released her own statement in response: “Seattle and …

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 …

Black Lives Matter protesters march on Mayor Durkan’s home

Black Lives Matter protesters march on Mayor Durkan’s home

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailby Chris Rojas with Renee Raketty Black Lives Matter protesters brought the protest to Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan’s doorstep on Saturday, August 8th. The assembled group were participants of the “Every Day March” (EDM) and had gathered at Magnuson Park before caravaning in two long rows of approximately 50 …

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 …

Durkan Digest: Initial actions to transform the Seattle Police Department and reimagine community safety

Durkan Digest: Initial actions to transform the Seattle Police Department and reimagine community safety

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailSEATTLE – In recent weeks, [Seattle Police Department (SPD)] Chief Carmen Best and I [Mayor Durkan] have taken a hard look at the Seattle Police Department’s budget and made a series of changes to policing. We believe we can build a new model for community safety in Seattle by …

Mayor Jenny A. Durkan’s remarks on the shutdown of CHOP

Mayor Jenny A. Durkan’s remarks on the shutdown of CHOP

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailFollowing are Mayor Durkan’s remarks delivered on July 1, 2020: Thank you to everyone for being here. Today, City departments and I will provide quick updates on Capitol Hill, but I’d like to largely focus on the continued work we are doing and must continue to do to live …

Durkan tells CHOP: Time to go home

Durkan tells CHOP: Time to go home

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailby Renee Raketty Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan and Police Chief Carmen Best held a press conference on Monday [June 22, 2020] at City Hall. Their message for the Capitol Hill Organized Protest [CHOP] was clear. “It’s time for people to go home,” said Durkan. “For nearly two weeks, people …

Durkan Digest: The deep and systemic impacts of racism in our country

Durkan Digest: The deep and systemic impacts of racism in our country

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailSEATTLE – While there are additional updates on the governor’s Safe Start plan to reopen King County below, I wanted to address the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. I cannot begin to imagine the deep grief and suffering that his family and loved ones are feeling, and I …