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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 ]

People’s Academy for Community Engagement now accepting applications

Deadline to apply is February 11. Winter Quarter classes begin February 23. Seattle Department of Neighborhoods is accepting applications to the People’s Academy for Community Engagement (PACE), our civic leadership development program for the next wave of community leaders. The Winter Quarter begins Saturday, February 23 and runs through March… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Jenny Durkan Signs 2019-2020 Budget: What does this mean for DON?

Last week, Mayor Durkan signed the 2019-2020 City Budget that was adopted this month by Seattle City Council. The budget includes new opportunities for Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, as well as a few reductions that we are addressing with staffing realignments and better program collaboration. Let me share the changes… [ Keep reading ]

Get the Scoop on Alaskan Way Viaduct Closure at Upcoming Info Sessions

How You Get Around is Changing Beginning with Washington State Department of Transportation’s (WSDOT) permanent closure of the Alaskan Way Viaduct on January 11 and continuing over the next five years, Seattle is entering a new era of tough traffic. As we make important public and private investments to help… [ Keep reading ]