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Mayor Durkan announces $544,000 awarded to 23 organizations for community-initiated projects

Mayor Jenny A. Durkan congratulates 23 Seattle organizations that recently received grants from Seattle Department of Neighborhoods’ Neighborhood Matching Fund (NMF). Totaling $544,181, the 23 awards will go toward community projects created and implemented by Seattle groups and organizations. The grants range from $10,660 to $25,000, and awardees have pledged… [Read more]

Be a Your Voice, Your Choice VOTE CHAMPION

Help spread the word about Your Voice, Your Choice in your community. Your Voice, Your Choice (YVYC) is here to put community decision-making back in YOUR hands! This September, you and your neighbors get to vote on what park and street improvements will receive funding in your neighborhood! Help us… [Read more]

Summer Update: Impacts in Chinatown / International District

If you’re spending time in Chinatown / International District this summer, stay informed about construction and other impacts. We’ve got details on projects and tips to make your time in these neighborhoods as easy as possible. Also, check out one of these free events sponsored by the City. Print a… [Read more]

Summer Update: Impacts Downtown

If you’re spending time in downtown Seattle this summer, stay informed about construction and other impacts. We’ve got details on projects and tips to make your time downtown as easy as possible. Also, check out one of these free events sponsored by the City. Print a Summer Updates flyer in… [Read more]

Summer Update: Impacts in Pioneer Square

If you’re spending time in Pioneer Square this summer, stay informed about construction and other impacts. We’ve got details on projects and tips to make your time in this neighborhood as easy as possible. Also, check out one of these free events sponsored by the City. Print a Summer Updates… [Read more]

Tell us what you think about our website

Do you have ideas or feedback on how we can improve our website? The Seattle Department of Neighborhoods has grown and changed in recent years and we are updating our website to reflect that. We need your thoughts and ideas so that we are sure to make updates that work… [Read more]

View updates on the neighborhood emphasis walks

Message from Andrés Mantilla, Director Mayor Durkan recently launched a pre-summer emphasis program in seven neighborhoods to improve public safety and address community maintenance needs. Directors from numerous City departments joined business and community members for business area walks in May to identify ongoing issues. To address these issues, the… [Read more]

Why we’re listening to community about backyard cottages and in-law apartments in Seattle

As Seattle faces a housing and affordability crisis, we need more housing options for working and middle-class families across the city. One important option are backyard cottages and in-law apartments (formally known as Accessory Dwelling Units, or ADUs). They offer badly-needed options in single-family neighborhoods, where homeownership is out of… [Read more]

Applications for the Regional Census Fund (RCF) for Seattle and King County community groups are now open

The application for the Regional Census Fund is now live, and all King County-based 501(c)3 organizations planning to conduct Census outreach are encouraged to apply. Funds will be available in summer 2019, and will be administered by Seattle Foundation.

Save Seattle from Seriously Slippery, Slushy, Sloppy Sidewalks (say that quickly 3 times)

Seattleites, you are amazing! Thank you for everything you’ve been doing to help your neighborhoods and your neighbors safely get through all this snow and ice. We’ve seen so many people out there lending a hand by shoveling snow, clearing drains, pushing cars, assisting neighbors in need, and so much… [Read more]