South King Housing and Homelessness Partners Honor HDC
After years of convenings, collaboration, and dedication on the part of South King County cities elected officials and city staff, King County, and HDC staff, the South King Housing and Homelessness Partners (SKHHP) has emerged as a group leading the sub-regional collaboration needed to meet the needs of their communities.
Auburn, Burien, Covington, Des Moines, Federal Way, Kent, Normandy Park, Renton, Tukwila, and King County have all committed to be a part of this group and fund it as it works to build staff capacity. The entity will work alongside cities to create housing strategy plans, fill their policy toolkits with the tools needed to address the local and regional housing gaps, and increase the capacity of these cities to build and preserve community-relevant affordable housing.
Last month, the Executive board of SKHHP met for the first time and are working on staffing up.
On the Friday of Affordable Housing Week, the SKHHP staff work group awarded HDC in recognition of our longstanding and continued commitment and leadership in South King County. Thank you for honoring the many staff over the year who have put in the work to be a strong partner in this work of bold collaboration and strong commitment to safe, healthy, and affordable homes for all.