Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Newsletter

Neighbor Day brings #SeattleTogether

Our #SeattleTogether campaign has been shining a spotlight on stories of kindness, thanksgiving, and compassion during this COVID-19 crisis. And, we realized that these stories are the perfect inspiration for our annual Neighbor Day celebration.

Much like everything else right now, this year’s Neighbor Day on May 2 will look a bit different. But, at its heart, it remains a celebration of generosity.

Read more on our blog.

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Visit the City of Seattle COVID-19 Resource Page: This page contains information and links for City programs and services that may be helpful for residents significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. (more)

City of Seattle’s Budget Office Announces Two Economic Scenarios for Recovery: Understanding there is significant uncertainty nationally and locally on the economic impacts, the City of Seattle’s Budget Office today announced two economic scenarios for a rapid recovery scenario and a slow recovery scenario. (more)

Seattle Public Library to Reopen Restrooms at Five Locations: The Ballard, Beacon Hill, University, Capitol Hill, and Central branches of Seattle Public Library will reopen their restrooms, providing additional vital hygiene resources to people living unsheltered. (more)

Seattle’s Shelter Response During COVID-19: The City of Seattle has opened up 95 units of new shelter capacity to help people who are currently living unsheltered. Additional spaces have also been opened inside of community centers and at Seattle Center. (more)

A Shared West Seattle Bridge Safety Management Plan: Seattle Department of Transportation is implementing a safety checklist to make sure the City is prepared for the most challenging scenarios a deteriorating West Seattle Bridge could present. (more)

Announcing Stay Healthy Streets: Seattle has closed portions of two neighborhood greenways to thru-traffic to create "Stay Healthy Streets" where people can bike and walk in the road. After an initial evaluation, the City aims to convert approximately 15 miles to Stay Healthy Streets in the coming weeks. (more)

Mayor Jenny Durkan Announces Initial 250 Grantees of the Small Business Stabilization Fund: The fund provides $10,000 grants to small businesses financially impacted by COVID-19. (more)

Use the #SupportSeattleSmallBiz Map: This map allows users to search for open small businesses in their neighborhood that are providing takeout or delivery. (more)

Seattle Area Food Resources Map: This map shows the locations of Food Banks, Meals, and Student To-Go Meals, and can be filtered by status with options to reflect those open, those with limited operations, and those whose status is unknown. (more)