Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Newsletter

Hillman City P-Patch Honors Friend, and Cultivator of Community

Rangkham Praseurt loved to spread beauty and joy in the world. As a gardener at the Hillman City P-Patch, she gained a reputation as the matriarch of the community garden. 

Learn more about Rangkham and how the community is honoring her memory on the Front Porch blog

Two women smiling and chatting in a community garden


Child Care Assistance Program Offers Free Childcare Through the End of the Year: Space is still available! Learn more about child care programs and see if you are eligible to participate. (more)

No Cost COVID-19 Testing Kiosks Piloted in Seattle:  Learn more about the new walk-up testing sites and how the city is expanding testing capacity. (more)

Virtual Community Programs through December: Seattle Parks and Recreation has expanded its online programming to provide more ways for people to stay connected to their neighbors from the safety of their own homes. (more)

Latest News on the West Seattle and Ballard Link Extension: Learn more about the current planning status of the light rail extension. (more)

Passionate About Environmental Justice? Join Seattle’s Environmental Justice Committee to provide guidance to City departments and work toward shifting power to community. (more)

Weekly Update on the West Seattle Bridge: The decision has been made to repair over replace. Learn more about what this means and how the project will proceed. (more)

Need Help with Rent in Seattle? People can apply for help covering rent and eviction prevention at the King County eviction prevention and rent assistance page. (more)

Get Help Paying Your Utility Bill: Financial assistance resources are available for people who have been impacted by COVID-19 and need help paying for essential services. (more)

Modifications to the RapidRide J Line: Do you live, work, or play in the U District or Roosevelt? Explore the RapidRide J Line’s shortened route that will end near the future U District Link. Join the project team virtually on December 9 from 4 – 6 PM. (more)

Learning Hubs Remain Open Through COVID Restrictions: Learn more about virtual learning hubs and the safety measures taking place to keep students safe. (more)



Children in a kitchen cooking

Beacon Hill Restaurant, Musang, Brings Filipinx Culture and Language to Kids Through Cooking Classes

For Chef Melissa Miranda, Musang has always been more than a restaurant. The eatery is one of seven restaurants and popups that form the Seattle Kitchen Collective, a grassroots collective of like-minded chefs who provide meals for community members who need them. Now through Little Wildcats cooking classes, Miranda, Chef Amelia Franada, and Chef Marizel Yuen are sharing Filipinx culture with the youngest in the community.  

Read the full article in the South Seattle Emerald.



Seeking Community Input on Hazard Mitigation Plan: Offer your feedback on what hazards you think are the biggest concern and where the City should focus mitigations efforts(more)

Help Shape the Future of Seattle's Drainage and Wastewater System: Learn more about “Shape Our Water,” a community-centered planning project to guide Seattle toward becoming a more resilient, innovative, and equitable city. (more)

Provide your Feedback on the Pier 58 Redesign: Learn more about the new pier park and share your thoughts about restroom, playground, and overall pier design. (more)

Community Input Needed for Soundview Terrace Play Area in Queen Anne: Review proposed playground designs and help shape the future of this unique park. (more)

Online Open House for Green Lake Community Center and Pool: Check out the preliminary site plan and learn more about the key features of the space design. (more)

Bitter Lake Play Area and Comfort Station Renovation Survey: Provide feedback on the restroom renovation and share your thoughts on play area renovations. (more)