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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… [ Keep reading ]

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… [ Keep reading ]

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… [ Keep reading ]

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… [ Keep reading ]

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… [ Keep reading ]

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… [ Keep reading ]

Help Your Neighborhood Weather the Snow

Hey Neighbors! The snow is again upon us, and it’s going to continue this week. This means we all need to help each other. Whether you live in an apartment or a home, be a great neighbor – here’s how: Check on your neighbors to make sure everyone is ok,… [ Keep reading ]

Community Involvement Commission Annual Report

The City of Seattle’s Community Involvement Commission (CIC) recently published their first annual report in which they highlighted commission members’ efforts to stand up the commission and get to work advising City departments and staff. They shared this report at a successful launch event on January 22. The event was attended… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle’s Neighborhood Matching Fund announces funding programs for 2019

Seattle Department of Neighborhoods’ Neighborhood Matching Fund (NMF) announces the 2019 funding opportunities for community-initiated projects. Its two funds – the Small Sparks Fund and the Community Partnership Fund – support grassroots projects that build stronger neighborhoods and communities such as park improvements, public art, cultural festivals, community organizing, and… [ Keep reading ]