Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Newsletter

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Reimagine Seattle Storytelling Project

Through the Reimagine Seattle Storytelling Project, community members from across the city reflect on their current experiences in Seattle, how recent events have impacted them, and their hopes for the future of our city. All stories for the series are commissioned from Seattle artists, writers, community leaders, and social justice advocates.

Check out the stories on the Front Porch Blog 

Other City News

Mayor Bruce Harrell Announces Expanded COVID Testing OptionsNew and improved testing options for Seattleites opening this month. (more)

Environmental Justice Fund Awards $750,000 to Projects Addressing Climate Change: The Office of Sustainability & Environment is awarding grants to 14 community-led projects designed to benefit those most impacted by environmental issues including communities of color, immigrants, refugees, and Indigenous communities. (more)Seattle Disability Commission Seeks New Members: Individuals who live or work in Seattle and are passionate about working with local government officials to improve experiences within disability communities are encouraged to apply. (more)

Transit Support Available for Those Impacted by West Seattle Bridge Closure: The Flip Your Trip program offers free transit options for individuals who live or work in West Seattle, South Park, or Georgetown. (more)Families, Education, Preschool and Promise Levy Oversight Committee Seeks New Members: The Department of Education and Early Learning is currently accepting applications for five new committee members and seeks applicants representing historically-underserved communities. Applications due February 14. (more)

Apply for Conservation Futures Funding to Add Parks and Open Spaces to Your Community: Grants are available to buy or conserve parks, urban greenspaces, natural areas, forests, community gardens, farms, and trails. Applications due March 8. (more)

Newly Renovated Marra-Desimone Park ReopensThe South Park community green space, which includes Marra Farm, has been upgraded to include a play area, picnic tables, gathering facilities, solar powered control system, and accessible pathways and parking. (more)

In The Community

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Building Space for Indigenous in Need A Seattle nonprofit that provides services to the city’s disproportionately large homeless Indigenous population has completed its first permanent housing development, with more planned for the future. The Chief Seattle Club, a nonprofit founded in 1970 to combat homelessness among Seattle’s Indigenous people, said on Monday that itsʔálʔal housing development in Pioneer Square was ready to welcome nearly 100 residents, many of whom will likely be Indigenous, poor and formerly homeless, in 80 units. 

Read full story in Indian Country Today.