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Your Voice, Your Choice Participatory Budgeting Program suspended for 2020

In response to COVID-19, Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, along with all City departments, has been shifting our resources, staff, and efforts toward supporting the needs of our community, including our most vulnerable residents. With the challenges of uncertain economic conditions this year and next, the Your Voice, Your Choice Participatory Budgeting… [ Keep reading ]

Recent Council legislation makes temporary process changes to Major Institutions and Schools

All of us have experienced quite a bit of change over these past weeks of COVID-19 as we navigate this rapidly developing crisis – for the City and our residents. But our job, as the City, is to take care of our community. In response to COVID-19, Seattle Department of… [ Keep reading ]

City partners with U.S. National Guard to support food banks during COVID-19

If you have seen people in military uniforms about town this past week, it may be the U.S. National Guard. And they are here to help our food banks! In recent weeks, 252 members of the U.S. National Guard have been working in food distribution centers, serving food, and supporting… [ Keep reading ]

Neighbor Day encourages random acts of kindness

If there’s one thing we could all use right now it’s more kindness and camaraderie. This COVID-19 crisis has shaken us all – pushing us into places of fear and isolation. And, as with most crises, it has disproportionately impacted the most vulnerable among us – straining our social systems… [ Keep reading ]

Secure historic buildings from vandals and theft

The Seattle Department of Neighborhoods (DON) Historic Preservation Program understands the need to secure buildings from vandals and theft during the current State of Emergency. We recognize the impact this may have on communities in the interim and suggest employing only the measures that are absolutely necessary. Use the following… [ Keep reading ]

People’s Academy for Community Engagement (PACE) will be paused for 2020

All of us have experienced quite a bit of change over these past weeks of COVID-19 as we navigate this rapidly developing crisis – for the City and our residents. Our job, as the City, is to take care of our community. In response to COVID-19, all City departments, including… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Jenny Durkan Leads Coalition of 40 Bipartisan Mayors Calling on Census Bureau to Extend Census Response Deadline Due to Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic

Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today sent a letter to the United States Census Bureau requesting that the Bureau extend the 2020 Census deadline from August 14, 2020 to September 30, 2020. The letter to the Census Bureau was co-led by Mayor Bill de Blasio of New York City, Mayor Lori… [ Keep reading ]

Get Connected to our COVID-19 Community Webinars

Updated September 1, 2020 Seattle Department of Neighborhoods hosts webinars connecting community to information regarding COVID-19 and more. Upcoming Webinars Our Community Webinars are on pause as we adjust the format to better meet the needs of community.We will announce the next webinar date in September. When it returns, the… [ Keep reading ]

Learn about the Neighborhood Matching Fund at upcoming workshops

Do you have a community project idea, but need support to help make it happen? Join us at one of our upcoming Neighborhood Matching Fund workshops to learn how to get funding for your project. Each workshop will provide an overview of the Neighborhood Matching Fund, the qualities of a… [ Keep reading ]

New Seattle Department of Neighborhoods programs coming to you in 2020

Last month, Mayor Durkan signed the 2020 City Budget adopted earlier by Seattle City Council. This budget includes exciting new programs for Seattle Department of Neighborhoods and continues to lay the groundwork to further improve our efforts to support and coordinate city outreach and engagement. DON will play an expanded… [ Keep reading ]